EVGA GTX460 SLI Review
Intel Core i7 930 @ 3.6 GHz
6GB Kingston Hyper-X T1
ASUS Rampage 3 Extreme
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Prolimatech Armageddon with Arctic MX-3
2 x EVGA GTX460 768MB in SLI
We're also comparing against a single GTX460 so you can get a feel for what you would get until you could afford a second, should you choose to go down that route. Naturally we're sticking the GTX480 in too. Is two small cards better than one big one?
Overclocking and Temperatures
The reference GTX460 has become quite an overclocking beast and we managed to increase the core speed all the way from 675MHz up to a very respectable 862MHz.
There are still going to be obvious architectural limitations but the increase in core and shader speed should give us a nice performance boost so we'll be testing with them both at this speed.
The most surprising thing is that even overclocked and backed up against each other in SLI they still remained relatively cool. A far cry from the big GTX480 anyway.
So is this trying to make a silk purse out of two sows ears or a hidden gem waiting to be discovered? Let's get testing.