HardOCP Test Drives GeForce GTX 460 SLI for Surround Gaming

HardOCP Test Drives GeForce GTX 460 SLI for Surround Gaming

Multi-monitor gaming has been a hot topic for the past year or so, but the cost of a multi-GPU configuration capable of running titles at high detail levels can be quite high. With the introduction of the GeForce GTX 460, that’s been changing.

Recently, Kyle at [H]ardOCP recently took a pair of GeForce GTX 460s in SLI for a spin against two Radeon 5870s in Crossfire to see which solution could better handle triple monitor gaming at a the ultra-wide resolution of 5760x1200.  Being priced around $300 lower than a pair of Radeon HD 5870s, the GeForce GTX 460s is a pair of middle weights going up against heavy weights. If they kept up, that would be quite a feat.

According to HardOCP's results, not only do the GeForce GTX 460s keep up, they excel. In the games tested: Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Aliens vs.Predator, and Metro 2033—the GTX 460 SLI setup consistently produced better framerates.

In Battlefield Bad Company 2, GeForce GTX 460s in SLI produce both better average and better minimum framerates than the Radeon HD 5870s in Crossfire. Source: HardOCP

HardOCP concludes by saying:

"NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 460 SLI continues to impress, even at triple display resolutions. However, as the resolution increases, the gap does close between the Radeon HD 5870 CrossFireX and GeForce GTX 460 SLI. In the end though, there is no denying that GeForce GTX 460 SLI provided faster framerates and a smoother, more consistent, gameplay experience.

One Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 1GB will cost you $229 after $10 MIR. That is a relatively "inexpensive" $460 SLI setup that will provide some awesome gaming performance even in a triple display configuration."

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