Gainward GTX460 Golden Sample Review

3D Mark Vantage, Unigine and F@H

Gainward GTX460 Golden Sample Review

3D Mark Vantage

Stop the press. We firmly expected the 460GS to beat the standard 460, but thought it would be on a par with the 465. As you can see this is nothing like the case with the 460GS standing tall at stock, and so far ahead when overclocked it nearly goes off the end of the graph. A P-Score around 19000 is what we expect from an average ATI 5870, so Gainward have definitely come out the blocks fast.

 

Unigine

Running our basic Unigine Heaven without anti-aliasing we can see the GTX465 just about keeping up with the Gainward Golden Sample, with the reference 460 a fair way behind.

Once we increase the level of anti-aliasing the 460GS moves into another gear entirely. Even at stock it annihilates both the Reference 460 and Reference 465.

 

8xAA

 

Folding @ Home

Overclock3D are proud to be the home of the Redline Folding @ OC3D team, and if Folding is something you're interested in then the Golden Sample definitely should be in your arsenal, finishing 2000 PPD ahead of the next best card.

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25-08-2010, 03:25:21

tinytomlogan
OC3D are delighted to welcome Gainward back onto the site with our review of the GTX460 Golden Sample.

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25-08-2010, 04:03:56

alienware
Nice review Tom

I like it. Bit odd going with a red PCB and fan but I guess green isn't possible

Performs well too. Maybe one day I will get one for my other rig.Quote

25-08-2010, 06:47:04

steve30x
Any chance you could show two of these overclocked in SLI? I want to get two GTX460's soon to replace my GTX280. I am upgrading my motherboard , cpu and ram soon also.Quote
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