EVGA GTX460 SLI Review

Conclusion

EVGA GTX460 SLI Review

Conclusion

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.

Pros
- Huge performance
- Great overclocking potential
- Value for money

Mediocre
- Limited at extreme IQ settings

Bad
- Zilch

   

Thanks to EVGA for supplying the GTX460s for todays review. Discuss in our forums.

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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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