Asus GeForce GTX 460 1GB DirectCu

Folding@Home & Synthetic Benchmarks

Folding@Home GPU3 Client

In the second quarter of 2008, the Folding@Home group launched their first CUDA supporting protein folding client. Having fully harnessed the capabilities of stream processing, the client remains to be many times faster than similarly priced processors. However recently we saw the release of the GPU3 client, offering full support for GF100/GF104 GTX 400 series graphics cards. With 336 stream processors at our disposal, lets see what it has to offer!

 

Straight from the box, the Asus GTX 480 holds a 1000PPD lead over the reference 768MB graphics card. The fun doesn't end here as once overclocked, the graphics card was pulling just short of 11000PPD in the above 611 point projects.

Unigine Heaven Benchmark

Recently Unigine produced the fantastic Heaven Benchmark. Based around a ficticious floating village the benchmark makes full use of the Direct X 11 API, most notably with the implementation of Hardware Tesselation.


These midrange graphics cards fair reasonably well in this particularly demanding benchmark. All configurations suffer from low minimum framerates in certain tests however the results are still respectable.

3DMark Vantage

3DMark Vantage is Futuremarks flagship gaming oriented benchmark at present and is considered to be a demanding one at that. Our tests were carried out under the "Performance" prefix.

   

In this benchmark, the Asus GTX 460 has a clear lead over the 768MB version. It must be mentioned that nVidia have an artificial lead in Vantage due to the way CPU tests are conducted but these results are very promising regardless.

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27-07-2010, 05:35:05

tinytomlogan
Still not impressed by the all new GTX 460? Perhaps Asus' rendition might be able to persuade you...

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27-07-2010, 06:19:58

Runebeard
There's no doubting the performance of this card, the extra memory and bandwidth definitely help with increasing minimum frame rate considerably and giving a boost overall. My issue is, why did ASUS change from a clean black and red for ATi and black and green for Nvidia, to the rather curious blue tone? I'm not a massive fan personally, but I know there'll be people who like the new scheme. Still, I doubt it would stop me from buying it if I wanted a well-made 460!Quote

27-07-2010, 08:07:34

silenthill
Excellent review specially the part where you compare the cars to the cards only I noticed two things first CRYSIS is not playable at 17 fps minimum I know that (1920X1080 4XAA 8XAF Enthusiast) are a bit extreme but you should have tested on high settings instead of enthusiast with 2XAA, second CCL don’t have this model from ASUS they only have the 768mb model for 188£ so I don’t know where you got the 195£ from on top of the page anyway great stuff Mr Chidrawar and of course tom.Quote
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