nVidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB GDDR5 Review

Games Part 1

Crysis Warhead

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!

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Most Recent Comments

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

16-07-2010, 05:55:49

Great review, well done Mul, great price too from CPL at scan and overclockers the cheapest is 152£ seams that nvidia have come up with actually something worth buying but ATI will definitely bring their prices down on certain cards to compete with this card so don’t be hasty guys.Quote

16-07-2010, 05:56:11

Awesome dude! Thanks very much Quote

16-07-2010, 05:59:54

this is definitely of massive interest to me on both fronts (thanks to tom and mul for the [email protected] bit) does 10k overclocked on an OEM card im lookin at the asus with the volt mod for a bigger overclock and gettin 2 of them to run sli in games when i eventually turn off [email protected] for some gamin, another thing i was thinkin what was the power consumption of the cards when they were overclocked i was reading some pretty high numbers on other sites and it would definately need a new psu if its true

would also love to see how these compare to a gtx480 when they are in sli

once again guys amazing review and has basically cemented my decision on buying 2 of these

EDIT: there is 2 brands of this card i was reading on futuremark u might want to avoid the palit and gainward ones (palit owns gainward?) they are what seems to be strangly shipping without ANY VRM heatsinks?Quote

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