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    Question on possibly upgrading my grpahics card

    So since the Black Friday sales are here, I was looking at a GTX 660 TI and was wondering if I would see a performance increase if I replaced two GTX 460's w/ SLI.

    Since this new card is only 250$ + 2 free games the value is outstanding.
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    Try this http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/10...x-460s-in-sli/
    I have 460's too and I am struggling to see where I could see any gains with these newer cards. Maybe the next generation would prove a more substantial upgrade
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    660ti is about 10-20% faster than 460SLI making it rather poor upgrade when looking at FPS alone, but...

    You also lose any and all SLI related problems, 200W of power usage and whole lot of heat and noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stravs View Post
    Try this http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/10...x-460s-in-sli/
    I have 460's too and I am struggling to see where I could see any gains with these newer cards. Maybe the next generation would prove a more substantial upgrade
    Oh wow, from those forums I'm glad I asked here first.
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    Before purchasing, you might want to do some research into the problems that many nvidia owners have been having with drivers. With the 306.23 (and subsequent) driver, you'd be in the middle of play when the game would crash, and an error message along the lines of 'xxx.xx driver has crashed but recovered' would appear.

    I have the EVGA GTX 660 (superclocked), and I have been forced to select dx9 and pull all graphics back to lowest settings in order for the game to run. I haven't checked the WoW or nvidia forums recently, but last I looked, there was no solution available, and lots of players were experiencing this issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vesseblah View Post
    660ti is about 10-20% faster than 460SLI making it rather poor upgrade when looking at FPS alone, but...

    You also lose any and all SLI related problems, 200W of power usage and whole lot of heat and noise.
    And i get AC3 and Borderlands 2 for free. I might just go ahead and upgrade, and then buy another 660Ti when i get more money and run the SLi with two 660's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yerbury View Post
    Before purchasing, you might want to do some research into the problems that many nvidia owners have been having with drivers. With the 306.23 (and subsequent) driver, you'd be in the middle of play when the game would crash, and an error message along the lines of 'xxx.xx driver has crashed but recovered' would appear.

    I have the EVGA GTX 660 (superclocked), and I have been forced to select dx9 and pull all graphics back to lowest settings in order for the game to run. I haven't checked the WoW or nvidia forums recently, but last I looked, there was no solution available, and lots of players were experiencing this issue.
    Thanks for the info.
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    Yea why not it wouldn't hurt let me know how it goes I might just do something along those lines myself :P

    Only drawback using SLI for me is noise
    Not arsed about the Icecaps so power consumption isn't an issue
    And the heat ....well keeps my room warm bonus
    Saying that my (look at them numbers) days have passed so maybe a single card is the way to go
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    What games are you playing (or looking at playing) and is this at 1920x1080? Need that answered before I can say anything about this.

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