nVidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB GDDR5 Review

Games Part 2

 

 Far Cry 2  

Far Cry 2 is based on a rather demanding engine and also has a fair level of GPU dependancy at higher resolutions. For this test, we used the game's comprehensive benchmarking tool.

The GTX 460 shows no sign of trouble in this game although once again, respectable performance gains are seen from the overclock.

Aliens vs Predator

This game is a very recent hit that utilises many Direct X 11 features, including Tesselation. What a perfect way to stretch our GTX 460's legs.

In regions containing explosions and hordes of Aliens, we saw significant framerate dips in the range of 20fps. At times the game felt a little choppy however the overclock remedied this issue.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X

Flight Simulator X is performing as well as it can due to the game being terribly CPU bound. This is a shame as the GTX 460 has much more to offer than this.

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16-07-2010, 05:50:15

Runebeard
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

tinytomlogan
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

silenthill
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

Runebeard
Awesome dude! Thanks very much Quote

16-07-2010, 05:59:54

thestepster
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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