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