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Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters

Just Cause 2

This game’s integrated benchmark does not report the bottom frame rate.

We’ve got another confirmation of the simple equation: the GeForce GTX 460 1GB equals the GeForce GTX 470 if overclocked to a GPU frequency of 900 MHz. The resolution of 2560x1600 is unplayable but it is quite a bargain to get a Radeon HD 5870 class card for only about $200! The only problem is that not all samples of GeForce GTX 460 cards will be as good at overclocking as ours. Overclocking is not unlike lottery, you know.

Resident Evil 5

The overclocked Palit equals the Radeon HD 5850, which is good considering the difference in prices. Moreover, none of these graphics cards, including the Radeon HD 5830, has any problems delivering a comfortable speed even at 2560x1600.

Performance in RPGs

Mass Effect 2

We enforced full-screen antialiasing using the method described in our special Mass Effect 2 review.

There are practical benefits from overclocking a GeForce GTX 460 in Mass Effect 2: the overclocked card raises the frame rate to a comfortable level at 2560x1600. You don’t have to use the software-based volt-modding for that, though. The factory overclocking to 800 MHz is quite enough already. Our extra frequency increase only helps the Palit card outperform its opponents at the lower resolutions but there is no practical worth in that unless you want to humiliate your friend’s Radeon HD 5870.

 
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