Asus GeForce GTX 460 1GB DirectCu

Gaming Part 1

Crysis Warhead

Crysis Warhead is without a doubt one hard nut to crack, especially at higher resolutions and a dash of Anti Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering.

Some interesting results here. Out of the box, the Asus GTX 460 is just slightly behind our overclocked 768MB reference card. Once overclocked it sails well ahead towards the realms of stock HD 5850 performance.

DiRT2

DiRT2 is a very recent race driving game, known for it's Direct X 11 support. Let's crank up the settings and give it a whirl...

Unlike Warhead, DiRT2 can be maxed out without top end hardware. As such, both graphics cards are playable with all settings set to full. Again, the stock Asus card and the overclocked 768MB card exchange punches, while the overclocked Asus maintains its lead.

Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2 is among the most popular games available at present. With plenty of explosions and densely (polygon) populated maps, it should prove to be an interesting test for our setup.

 

Modern Warfare 2 campaign sends the gamer through sparse and densely populated regions and as such it comes to no surprise that there is always such a large difference in minimum and maximum framerates. The story of the previous two games are repeated here.

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead is a very popular hit and should be an interesting choice to take our testbed for a spin. Let's see how well it performs

   

Left 4 Dead simply doesn't do these graphics cards justice. You will struggle to notice the difference between the two within this game, even with the sliders set to full.

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Most Recent Comments

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!

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 donít have this model from ASUS they only have the 768mb model for 188£ so I donít know where you got the 195£ from on top of the page anyway great stuff Mr Chidrawar and of course tom.

27-07-2010, 09:08:33

murphy7801
Wonder how this compares to the Gainward 1gb gtx 460 GS-GLH

Also does anyone know what do an Sli pare of these compare to because hear alot of mix messages on that

27-07-2010, 15:17:21

Bungral
The reviews I've seen say two of these beat all single cards except the 5970...

Nice review by the way.. Just wish you could have got a couple in for the Sli tests.

Oh yeah, while I remember, slight typo on page 4 I think.

"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."

27-07-2010, 16:05:56

AMDFTW
shame i was expecting more from the 1gb asus cards especialy with the voltage tweak,but saying that most of the 460's have the option,mine does but its just locked to 1.085mv

27-07-2010, 16:14:24

daniSAUR
Might have to get one of these once water blocks come out for them. Might be a nice upgrade from my 9800GT.

If not, will probably go 5850. Although the fact that one of these overclocked could be on par with a standard clocked 5850 seems more tempting... price-wise
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