nVidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB GDDR5 Review
Crysis Warhead is without a doubt one hard nut to crack, especially at higher resolutions and a dash of Anti Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering.
Perhaps it was unfair to throw the GTX 460 into the deep end with all settings maxed out but the card performed admirably well regardless. For most of the part, the game play was fluid, with only the occasional stutter during intense explosions. Also note how the GPU and Memory overclocks offered a 50% increase in minimum framerates. It's a shame that we didn't have a HD 5850 to hand as it's quite clear that the overclocked GTX 460 isn't far from it!
DiRT2 is a very recent race driving game, known for it's Direct X 11 support. Let's crank up the settings and give it a whirl...
Once again some significant performance gains are to be had with the extensive overclock. Even at default frequencies, the game play was smooth with full graphics settings applied.
Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2
Modern Warfare 2 is among the most popular games available at present. With plenty of explosions and densely (polygon) populated maps, it should prove to be an interesting test for our setup.
Modern Warfare 2 features huge gaming environments, where some areas are sparsely populated while others are filled with action. Here we saw drops to around 30fps in explosive regions of the map however there were no stutters to report.
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead is a very popular hit and should be an interesting choice to take our testbed for a spin. Let's see how well it performs.
Unsurprisingly the GTX 460 eats Left 4 Dead zombies for breakfast!