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Performance in Simulators

Colin McRae: Dirt 2

We enable the DirectX 11 mode for graphics cards that support it.

The GeForce GTX 460 1GB is ahead of the Radeon HD 5850 at 1600x900 while the pre-overclocked Gainward is close to outperforming the Radeon HD 5870! This is an illustrious performance: a $229 card, even though from the elite GS GLH series, is challenging a $400 flagship product! If the GF104 had all 384 ALUs active, AMD’s main processor RV870 Cypress would have a temendous opponent. That’s what the GF100 should have been from the very beginning. Nvidia has shown it can learn from its mistakes and it’s AMD’s turn now to do something to keep its leading position.

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.

The game’s integrated benchmark cannot report the bottom frame rate. We use DirectX 10 and 10.1 modes here.

The new GeForce GTX 460 1GB is second to the GeForce GTX 470, outperforming the GeForce GTX 465 with its cut-down GPU configuration. Working at increased frequencies, like those of the Gainward GeForce GTX 460 GS GLH, it even takes the lead, delivering an excellent speed even at 2560x1600. Graphics cards with the Nvidia Fermi architecture do not have enough TMUs to run fast at the highest resolution, so the Radeon HD 5850 and Radeon HD 5870 catch up with them there.

Performance in Strategies

BattleForge

We use DirectX 11 mode for graphics cards that support it.

The GeForce GTX 465 cannot deliver a playable speed even at 1600x900 while the new GeForce GTX 460 1 GB does that easily, delivering a bottom speed of over 30 fps. The higher resolutions are only playable on the more advanced GF100-based products, and the factory overclocking of the Gainward card cannot help with that.

World in Conflict: Soviet Assault

This test proves it once again that the GeForce GTX 465 makes no sense now because the new GeForce GTX 460 1GB is equal or faster at every resolution. When overclocked to a GPU frequency of 800 MHz, it can even challenge the GeForce GTX 470. The Radeon HD 5830 is lagging far behind and the main competition takes place between the newcomer and Radeon HD 5850.

 
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