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Old 17-10-10, 09:39 PM
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OK. After talking to Stepy about this about ten million times over the past few weeks I figured it was a good time to go live and see what people thought about it.

I'm talking about a dual GPU 460. Something similar to the 295 only actually good because it wouldn't be like having Satan's ballsack in your PC.

Stepy and I have both agreed that -

1. Nvidia are absolutely and utterly stupid for not doing it already.

2. Asus are just as stupid for wasting money on the Mars II and not doing a dual GPU based 460.

As we know, dual 460s is something very very fast indeed. ATI have no competition AT ALL with their 5970.

See, what we are both really bloody peeved about is this. You can go into the shop and buy a 460 GTX for peanuts. By peanuts I mean exactly £120.

So, why the heck have Nvidia not seen the fact that they can make a card that would almost rival the 5970 for £240? Infact, with it being one PCB and one backplate it could even possibly be sold for £200. Think about that for a moment. A card that can push out over twenty five thousand 3dmarks in a modest rig for £200.

I mean I'm no business genius but god, even I can see that they're utterly retarded for not spending the money in R&D for a circuit board and then putting on their finest steel toed boots and giving ATI a seriously dizzying kick to the plums.

So, fellows and chums, let this be our protest. Even I would ditch my 5770s for one.

What do we want? dual 460 ! when do we want it? NOW !

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Old 17-10-10, 10:41 PM
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If they got the price right WOW id buy one!
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Old 17-10-10, 10:57 PM
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hell yeah that would be an epic card me thinks! even if it only had 1.5gb ram

and your talkin closer to 30k with 2 reference 768mb 460's
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hell yeah that would be an epic card me thinks! even if it only had 1.5gb ram

and your talkin closer to 30k with 2 reference 768mb 460's
1.5gb of video ram is more than enough. I would hazard a guess and say that nigh on every game released won't use more than 1gb. These things have to be coded in Stepy. So, as an example, Fallout 3 isn't even optimised to use four cores. Using four makes it unstable. These things all need to be set in the code you see.

Maybe we should find out where Nvidia are and write loads of letters to them about it. We also need more votes ! We could send them a petition then
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Old 18-10-10, 10:28 AM
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A GTX460X2 would be awesome, although I would produce a lot of heat.
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Old 18-10-10, 11:41 AM
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although I would produce a lot of heat.
Why would that be ?
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Old 18-10-10, 11:42 AM
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IIRC the 460 consumes less power and generates less heat than a 5870. Thus it would be amazingly easy to keep it cool enough using an aftermarket cooler like the Arctic triple.
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Old 18-10-10, 12:25 PM
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@Alien - The vram on each card don't stack, well at least they didn't, 2x 1gb cards is still 1gb usable, 2x 1.5gb still 1.5gb usable.

@Tankou - Mabey alot of heat if you compare to a single 460 but vs a card like the 295 it would be a GOOD chunk less
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I think it would be awesome if they could do something like this, and I'd realistically be willing to spend £300+ if it came with extra oomph that the 1GB version did.
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Old 19-10-10, 11:29 AM
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Why would that be ?
2 GPUs would produce twice the heat of a single GPU. I had a 4870X2 and I know GPUing has come a long way since but that card could heat a whole room.
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