Asus GeForce GTX 460 1GB DirectCu
Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2 is based on a rather demanding engine and also has a fair level of GPU dependancy at higher resolutions. For this test, we used the game's comprehensive benchmarking tool.
Again, a notable lead is observed over the reference card. While minimum framerates remain quite close, the overclocked 1GB edition appears to hold its own in terms of average framerates. Again it seems quite evident that an overclocked 768MB can keep up very well.
Aliens vs Predator
This game is a very recent hit that utilises many Direct X 11 features, including Tesselation. What a perfect way to stretch our GTX 460's legs.
This particular DX11 hit generally requires a fairly capable graphics card. The differences aren't large enough to make a significant difference in game play however the Asus may offer more fluid visuals in areas with explosions and larger hordes of aliens.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
For those who wish to purchase this graphics card for FSX, you will find that it performs no different to the reference card. Here, the premium of the Asus is not required.
That's all folks!