nVidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB GDDR5 Review

The Graphics Card

The Graphics Card

Due to logistical issues with our original GTX 460 supplier, we had to request a nVidia Reference GTX 460 sample instead. While this is not really an issue, I must warn that there are no pretty photographs of decorated packaging or accessory sets.

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So here it is in the flesh. Sitting at 9" in length, the GTX 460 is no shorter than the more expensive GTX 465 or 470. This is where the similarities end however as you can see that it's a completely different product. For starters, the fan has been shifted to the centre of the shroud sitting just short of 1cm proud of the card's plastic shroud (rhymes not intended). Underneath there is a smaller aluminium cooler with two copper heatpipes.

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To the rear you will find two DVI-D ports and a single Mini HDMI. One would suspect that retail samples will come with DVI to VGA and Mini HDMI to HDMI adapters. On the opposite side you will find two PCI-Express 6 pin ports in order to supply as much as 150W to the GTX 460. We never said it was power efficient...

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That pretty much covers it. With the latest drivers installed it is now time to run stability tests and carry out some overclocking!

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Most Recent Comments

16-07-2010, 05:29:38

At last, nVidia have brought DirectX 11 to the masses! Or have they?

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16-07-2010, 05:50:15

Best thing I've seen NVidia do all year imo. If I were looking to upgrade whilst staying in the green camp, this is the obvious choice. Will you be getting in a 1GB version to test and compare as well?Quote

16-07-2010, 05:52:05

I would have thought we would yes matey, but Ive got nothing secured as we speak. Will deffo happen soon though.Quote

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