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SLI 2Gb GTX 460 or SLI GTX 470's?

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Can't make up my mind

GTX 460 2Gb SLI will cost me £230 but have no waranty were as the GTX 470's will cost me 3300 and will have a warranty.

I'm thinking the extra VRAM on the 460's will come in very handy.
 
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At this point, I wouldn't bother with 460s any more. Get the 470s, or even 480s, but get them used for a much better price.
Edit: my ancient gtx285s outperform a 460 still. I myself won't settle for less than sli 470s for next upgrade.
 
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At this point, I wouldn't bother with 460s any more. Get the 470s, or even 480s, but get them used for a much better price.
Edit: my ancient gtx285s outperform a 460 still. I myself won't settle for less than sli 470s for next upgrade.
I doubt a GTX 285 will out run a GTX 460.
 
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They are on par, slight advantage the 460. That is the 1GB version.
 
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They are on par, slight advantage the 460. That is the 1GB version.
On-par?

You can clock a GTX 460 to match a stock GTX 470.

I've never known a GTX 285 to clock to a GTX 470 level.

Maybe they were equal on early drivers but not now?
 
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When you compare two cards you do that stock. Of course the 460 can be clocked higher and so on. I was just making an estimative comparison between 2 cards from different generations, one a flagship, the other mid-end.