EVGA GTX460 SLI Review

3D Mark Vantage and Unigine

EVGA GTX460 SLI Review

3D Mark Vantage

Wow. That is a shock. We hoped at best that the SLI setup would be close to the GTX480, but even at stock it's comprehensively better. It also scales very well being 6000 ahead at Performance, 4000 at High and 2000 at Extreme. Our overclock also manages give impressive results too, although at Extreme we can see the point at which the limitations of the architecture combine with the high anti-aliasing and detail levels to slow the gains down.

 

Unigine

If 3D Mark was impressive, then Unigine made us stop in our tracks. The average frame-rate is nearly double that of the GTX480 when we overclock the 460s. In anybodys book that is a great result especially given how demanding Unigine is.

Zero Anti-Aliasing

 

8x Anti-Aliasing

Once the settings are bumped up to the maximum though we see the limitations that the card has when it comes to shaders and cores. The frame-rate drops dramatically, even the overclocked 460s falling underneath the GTX480.

Is this limitation replicated in gaming?

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17-09-2010, 05:09:22

tinytomlogan
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

alienware
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

snoopy747
o_0 after seeing this I really wanna know how a pair of 470s would fare.Quote
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