EVGA GTX460 SLI Review
3D Mark Vantage
Wow. That is a shock. We hoped at best that the SLI setup would be close to the GTX480, but even at stock it's comprehensively better. It also scales very well being 6000 ahead at Performance, 4000 at High and 2000 at Extreme. Our overclock also manages give impressive results too, although at Extreme we can see the point at which the limitations of the architecture combine with the high anti-aliasing and detail levels to slow the gains down.
If 3D Mark was impressive, then Unigine made us stop in our tracks. The average frame-rate is nearly double that of the GTX480 when we overclock the 460s. In anybodys book that is a great result especially given how demanding Unigine is.
Once the settings are bumped up to the maximum though we see the limitations that the card has when it comes to shaders and cores. The frame-rate drops dramatically, even the overclocked 460s falling underneath the GTX480.
Is this limitation replicated in gaming?