EVGA GTX460 SLI Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

EVGA GTX460 SLI Review

Test Setup

Intel Core i7 930 @ 3.6 GHz
6GB Kingston Hyper-X T1
ASUS Rampage 3 Extreme
Corsair AX1200w
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.

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Most Recent Comments

17-09-2010, 05:09:22

With the GTX460 being the sensible choice of the Fermi range, we had to take a look at the performance of a pair, courtesy of EVGA.

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17-09-2010, 05:19:10

EVGA? *swoons* don't tell me they finally let OC3D give their products some love?

*reads* cheers fellas !

Ahh, brilliant as always

I actually rather like the look of those cards too (eats some humble pie) as the stickers on them are quite tasteful and not overdone and gaudy.

Will stick with my 5770s (and hopefully soon AMD's 9800GTX for Physx) but if these had come sooner (7 months sooner) I would have had no qualms about grabbing a pair (ooer).

Thanks again for the reviews lads, Stepster will be very pleased. He can gloat even more on MSN now Quote

17-09-2010, 05:35:03

o_0 after seeing this I really wanna know how a pair of 470s would fare.Quote

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