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Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1 GB Graphics Card Review

Started by: lh3nry | Date 07/19/10 05:02:00 PM
Comments: 14 | Last Comment:  09/29/10 11:56:09 PM

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Congrats Nvidia- you finally got one right! Right price, right performance, right power consumption... There may still be hope for you after all.

Just keep your guard up for those Southern Islands... :O
0 0 [Posted by: lh3nry  | Date: 07/19/10 05:02:00 PM]

How about some power numbers for stock 800/1600 clocks instead of just ref 675/1350 clocks? You included the factory OC benchmark results but not power consumption? We'll get a better idea of power distribution over the 2x 6-pin connectors. Given it's the first thing you addressed, must be very keen to tote this.

Still sticking to nvidia reviewer guide TrMSAA mode vs SSAA modes = same IQ BS? What's next, test with CatAI off because nvidia lacks FP10/11 fast path? Also nice to see beta vs WHQL drivers.

BTW, will the retail cards have a VRM heatsink or is it a reviewer sample feature?
0 0 [Posted by: recidivist  | Date: 07/19/10 10:10:57 PM]

I'm puzzled, in some pictures of the review there clearly is not VRM heatsink and in some there is. So are the photos taken from the same sample and did you make the review of the version with the heatsink on or not?

Guru3d contacted Palit about this issue regardin the Sonic Platinum (Gainward is subdivision of Palit and they GS-GLH uses same board) and they clearly stated that there will be no VRM heatsink on the retail versions.
0 0 [Posted by: Malec  | Date: 07/20/10 01:44:55 AM]
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We simply removed black VRM heatsink to take "full frontal nudity" shot. It seems, that all Gainward GTX 460 GS's will be produced with these sinks attached, while Palit GTX 460's will not.
0 0 [Posted by: Vader@Xbit  | Date: 07/20/10 07:16:39 AM]

I don't get it. Why use a custom made GPU from Gainward to compare it with the normal models. Do you think it's a fair comparison?? The true results are ONLY the ones from the normal 460 GPU's.
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 07/20/10 03:08:25 AM]
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I totally agree with you TAViX.
0 0 [Posted by: Pouria  | Date: 07/20/10 05:03:53 AM]
Because this is the card they got their hands on. If you want to send them a retail (reference clocked) card I am sure they will gladly review it.
0 0 [Posted by: jonup  | Date: 07/20/10 06:49:13 AM]
We had reduced GPU and memory clocks to Nvidia reference level, so, comparison was correct. And, yes, that was our fist GTX 460 sample.
0 0 [Posted by: Vader@Xbit  | Date: 07/20/10 07:19:35 AM]

good review
0 0 [Posted by: 3Dkiller  | Date: 07/20/10 10:16:12 AM]

There should be no heatsink VRM on retail. I don't think any GTX460 manufacturer as of right now that even has them. They all used standard PCB beside MSI cyclone.

0 0 [Posted by: Palitusa  | Date: 07/20/10 11:28:46 AM]


Sort the reviews out, or is this to be Nvidia biased review site?
0 0 [Posted by: Pooki  | Date: 08/04/10 07:47:19 AM]

This is one of the best cards that one can buy at this time. While the worst are the GTX465 and the 5830. As for Nvidia this is what many of us have been waiting for a long time. I am still rocking two 9800gt 1gb editions in the game rig and a 3870 in the workstation so I do have the upgrade bug like every one else however I will wait a little long for prices to drop. The cooler makes the card look like a toy but oh well I got a VF1000 on hand. At least it didn't come with the retarded radiator cap theme like many cards recently. At least it is no ware near as large as my giant 7900GTX Duo (early GX2).....
0 0 [Posted by: nforce4max  | Date: 08/04/10 08:42:38 AM]

Correct me if im wron but isnt 1023A1 = Week 23 2010.... instead of week 10 as youve said...
0 0 [Posted by: miloshs  | Date: 08/28/10 04:41:13 PM]

Bought the card, it's "low noise" only in that it's noisy. The fan spins at 40% in idle and can't be lowered via software.

0 0 [Posted by: Konnake  | Date: 09/29/10 11:56:09 PM]


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