EVGA GTX460 SLI Review

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EVGA GTX460 SLI Review

EVGA GTX460

In keeping with the stripped-down nature the box is very simple. After all there is nothing really to advertise as this isn't a FTW edition, or custom cooled. The back is the typical multi-language tiny-text fest.

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In keeping with EVGAs commitment to the environment the internals are in recycled cardboard. Like an egg-box. It actually works very well and is as good a solution as any.

The card itself is understandably simple in design, although the inclusion of a big fan in the middle should help keep the chip under control. If anyone knows why the reference designs use a tiny fan up one end, do let us know because it makes zero thermal sense.

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As this is only the 768MB version the rear of the card is fairly simple. But yes, we have two of the blighters with their copper heat-pipes shining through the fan.

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Alongside the twin DVI ports is a mini-HDMI. Plenty of output options. Although today we're only going to be using one of them.

Two PCI-e power inputs should ensure that the card is kept supplied with all the juice it can draw.

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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

17-09-2010, 05:46:07

steve30x
Holy crap they get double my vantage score. Cant wait to see what my games run like with my new hardware.

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/2...0033ghz.th.jpg

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Originally Posted by snoopy747 View Post

o_0 after seeing this I really wanna know how a pair of 470s would fare.
I have a pair of 470's on the way I would like to upload my 3D Mark 06 and VAntage scores when I get my new hardware.Quote

17-09-2010, 05:52:08

alienware
Steve. They may well get double your vantage scores but tbh mate you'd see very little difference in games. I had a 280 and it was smooth as silk in gaming. I never played a game that I couldn't max and even worry it. Just a shame it was so bloody hot

Very interested in seeing the results for a pair of 470s though !Quote

17-09-2010, 05:57:35

steve30x
I agree my GTX280 is fair warm. Even with the improved cooling I done to my case which no longer holds heat and the 140MM fan blowing on my GTX280 it is 80C with 100% fan.

The 470's will be even hotter though and a lot louder lol.I will need to get sound dampening foam for my case to absorb some of that fan noise until I can afford better coolers for the GPU's. The reason for my upgrade is newer games are starting to push my GTX280 now and the motherboard , CPU and ram upgrade is for the video conversions etc.Quote
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