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5870 vs 460 sli for triple monitor set-up

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5870 vs 460 sli for triple monitor set-up
  

I have a triple monitor. Now I am thinking of improving the performance of the triple monitor. How can I do it? What is going to help me, 2 x 460 in SLI(Scalable Link Interface) or Radeon HD 5870 CFX(CrossFireX)? Both are going to cost me nearly the same. So, which will perform better? All the monitors that I am using are at 1680x1050. Please suggest.

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Re: 5870 vs 460 sli for triple monitor set-up

I would suggest you to go for SLI GTX 460. It can easily outperform the Radeon HD 5870 CFX. If compared then SLI is around 25 percent better then GTX 480 in performance. Also if GTX 480 is compared to Radeon HD 5870 CFX, then GTX 480 is much faster. Well Radeon HD 5870 CFX is also much expensive then SLI GTX 460.
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Re: 5870 vs 460 sli for triple monitor set-up

I guess you are talking about 1680x1050 resolution. The best possible solution for you is Radeon HD 5870 CFX. You can buy one right now and if you wish to buy at a cheaper rate then you can look for Ebay. You can wait for the detailed reviews of the GeForce GTX 460 SLI. Some reviews show 460 SLI combo was a hit at 2560x1600 in some games.
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Re: 5870 vs 460 sli for triple monitor set-up

GeForce GTX 460, NVIDIA’s new mainstream champion, provides a solid gameplay experience. When two Galaxy GTX 460 1GB video cards are combined in a system and SLI is enabled you will experience incredible gaming performance. I have already experienced this, and it was really awesome. It was far better then the high-end video card solutions in CrossFireX configurations. So, I would suggest you to go for the 460.
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Re: 5870 vs 460 sli for triple monitor set-up

I do not know much about the Radeon HD 5870 CFX. The only thing that I know is that it is much more costlier when compared to others. The GTX 480 is just what I am happy with. When it is put in the SLI configurations, it is awesome. Some do not care about heat and power, they want performance and features. Multi-GPU 480 setups are just the best ones and can do things that other cards can not do right now.
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Re: 5870 vs 460 sli for triple monitor set-up

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... You can wait for the detailed reviews of the GeForce GTX 460 SLI. Some reviews show 460 SLI combo was a hit at 2560x1600 in some games.
So, I would wait for that. It might come out with some good things. I have some problem with sites. Why aren't more sites testing 3 monitor setups now? I have not seen many of the sites testing it. It would be really amazing to see what a video card can do at those resolutions on a given system.
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