Review: GTX 460 does not always win
Today we will use two HD 5670 1GB in CrossFire to hound a single GTX 460 768MB. We found this comparison could be interesting because at the moment you can get one GTX 460 768MB for the price of two HD 5670 1GB cards. Before we go further to the results page please note that not each HD 5670 is CrossFire ready. The card you want use for doubling the performance must have a CrossFire bridge on the PCB, and most of them out there do not have it. We got lucky as the cards we got from XFX and Sapphire have the aforementioned bridge.
Using HD 5670 cards without the CrossFire bridge you will result in the following message:
If the setup is done right than you will be advised to enable CrossFire for enhanced performance.
EVGA GTX 460 768MB (675MHz/3600)
XFX HD 5670 775M 1GB
Sapphire HD 5670 1GB
Motherboard: EVGA 4xSLI
CPU: Core i7 965 XE (Intel EIST and Vdrop enabled)
Memory: 6GB Corsair Dominator 12800 7-7-7-24
Harddisk: OCZ Vertex 2 100 GB
Power Supply: CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 800W
Case: CoolerMaster HAF X
Fan Controler: Kaze Master Pro 5.25"
Operating System: Win7 64-bit
We don't want to wait and leave the best for last, as the best HD 5670 1GB CrossFireX score is here. The best Nvidia card is defeated in Aliens Vs Predator game at 1920x1200 without antialiasing, but note that this is only case where GTX 460 is not better.
The Geforce GTX 460 is realy great card and it's definitely worth buying. For those with one HD 5670 1GB card, adding another HD 5670 1GB could be the solution for more performance on a budget. However, this only applies in case you are the lucky owner of an HD 5670 with CrossFire connector. For HTCP owners, playing games on high resolutions is not the most important thing. Until Nvidia comes out with GF106 and GF108 cards, the HD 5600 series and other HD 5000 parts will continue to dominate the low-end market.
see also HD 5750 512MB CrossFireX pitted against GTX 460 - part 2