When wrapping up our initial GeForce GTX 460 coverage on launch day we mentioned the interesting thought of running two 1GB cards in SLI which would cost a whisker less than $500. This matches the price of a single GeForce GTX 480 that on paper would appear to be the slower alternative.
Those looking for top notch gaming performance without having to spend more than $400 will likely be interested in what the GeForce GTX 460 (768MB) SLI configuration has to offer. At $400 the GeForce duo will be slightly more expensive than a single Radeon HD 5870, which recently received a slight price drop and can now be found in the $370 range. Then further up the ATI ladder we have the Radeon HD 5970 at $670, it will be interesting to see how the GeForce GTX 460 SLI cards compare.
Despite our reluctance in recommending dual graphics cards as an upfront solution in the past, recent tests have showed SLI scales very well in a huge variety of games nowadays. So are GeForce GTX 460 SLI cards the killer combination for PC gamers today? We'll find out next.
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