EVGA GTX460 SLI Review


EVGA GTX460 SLI Review


Let's cut right to the chase here, because the conclusion is obvious and I know you can't wait to watch the video.

A bottom end GeForce GTX480 will set you back around £360 these days, which is much better than it was when it first launched but still a chunk of change.

One of these EVGA GTX460s will set you back £135, and therefore £270 for the pair. £90 cheaper for something that performs significantly better, is much cooler and, thanks to being cooler, even two of them are quieter than a single GTX480.

As far as 'no-brainer's go, this is almost the definitive example. Who wouldn't want something that out-performs a GTX480 that is cheap enough to leave you enough money to buy a 40GB SSD??

So what are the downsides?

Well at very high resolutions and image quality settings the cut-down nature of the underlying architecture can limit the frame-rate so if you're after absolute performance then you might need to look elsewhere.

But for most people this is plenty powerful enough, and plenty cheap enough, to very much be the weapon of choice and the only nVidia setup we'd happily recommend.

- Huge performance
- Great overclocking potential
- Value for money

- Limited at extreme IQ settings

- Zilch


Thanks to EVGA for supplying the GTX460s for todays review. Discuss in our forums.

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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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