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Old March 10, 2011, 07:04 PM
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Less interesting than all the dreaming thats been goin on in here, but EVGA just announced a dual 460card.


If it's cheaper than a 580 by a significant margin then it could be interesting...


Did the Zotac dual 460 card ever show up?

edit: forgot link: EVGA | Articles | EVGA GTX 460 2Win
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Old March 10, 2011, 07:23 PM
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now that is good official news. lets see when the dual 560 is out!!
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Old March 10, 2011, 07:49 PM
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doubt they'll release dual 560
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Old March 10, 2011, 08:14 PM
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Why is it that as soon as I have a 580 do all these other more powerful cards show up?!?

Ok, I know they are all dual GPUs but still I was looking forward to for once having the top card, at least for a little while. But no, it will be delivered tomorrow and now it is like in third place after the 6990 and the 4602WIN. And then will be in fourth after the 590 shows itself.
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Old March 10, 2011, 08:18 PM
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the 580 is still a better buy, it's the fastest single GPU available
plus you get less noise/heat/power hungry, no SLI/crossfire headache, and most likely better OC
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Why is it that as soon as I have a 580 do all these other more powerful cards show up?!?

Ok, I know they are all dual GPUs but still I was looking forward to for once having the top card, at least for a little while. But no, it will be delivered tomorrow and now it is like in third place after the 6990 and the 4602WIN. And then will be in fourth after the 590 shows itself.
you still have the best single GPU and don't ever have to worry about lack of SLI support or anything!

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Well, now we know for 100% that the dual EVGA card that was 'rumoured' to be something is just dual GTX 460s like I though. Dual 560s would have been great, but I guess that the process of designing a dual GPU takes so long that they started this well before the 5xx refresh.

Dunno what nvidia will do.. they have released a $800+ card before and I can see ~$850 as the limit only because of the 6990 at $700. As for power consumption, the 580 has a TDP of 244, which would max out at 488 for two cards, or probably 450w will be the actual cap (like the 5990).

Still the 6970s used in the 6990 actually have HIGHER TDP by about 6w than the 580, so if ATI can power a dual card, so can nVidia.

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Old March 11, 2011, 09:39 AM
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The problem with the 'double' cards like the proposed 590 is finding a driver. It's hard enough with a regular SLI set up in finding drivers that are issue free. Radeon has the same problem. I know, I had the 5970s.
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The problem with the 'double' cards like the proposed 590 is finding a driver. It's hard enough with a regular SLI set up in finding drivers that are issue free. Radeon has the same problem. I know, I had the 5970s.
I've had way better results with a GX2 and 295 than I have with the 3870X2 and 4870X2 though.

So here is to hoping on a continuation of that trend.

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Although it is an obvious concern go look at driver support, SLI support is a lot better than a couple years ago. There are still games that won't support SLI, but any major game does with at least 75% scaling. Right out of the gate, the 6990 is way stronger in benchmarks than the 5970 was.
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Although it is an obvious concern go look at driver support, SLI support is a lot better than a couple years ago. There are still games that won't support SLI, but any major game does with at least 75% scaling. Right out of the gate, the 6990 is way stronger in benchmarks than the 5970 was.
SLI is done on the hardware level, as is X-fire.

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