Gainward GTX460 Golden Sample Review

3D Mark Vantage, Unigine and [email protected]

Gainward GTX460 Golden Sample Review

3D Mark Vantage

Stop the press. We firmly expected the 460GS to beat the standard 460, but thought it would be on a par with the 465. As you can see this is nothing like the case with the 460GS standing tall at stock, and so far ahead when overclocked it nearly goes off the end of the graph. A P-Score around 19000 is what we expect from an average ATI 5870, so Gainward have definitely come out the blocks fast.



Running our basic Unigine Heaven without anti-aliasing we can see the GTX465 just about keeping up with the Gainward Golden Sample, with the reference 460 a fair way behind.

Once we increase the level of anti-aliasing the 460GS moves into another gear entirely. Even at stock it annihilates both the Reference 460 and Reference 465.




Folding @ Home

Overclock3D are proud to be the home of the Redline Folding @ OC3D team, and if Folding is something you're interested in then the Golden Sample definitely should be in your arsenal, finishing 2000 PPD ahead of the next best card.

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Most Recent Comments

25-08-2010, 08:03:56

Nice review Tom

I like it. Bit odd going with a red PCB and fan but I guess green isn't possible

Performs well too. Maybe one day I will get one for my other rig.Quote

25-08-2010, 10:47:04

Any chance you could show two of these overclocked in SLI? I want to get two GTX460's soon to replace my GTX280. I am upgrading my motherboard , cpu and ram soon also.Quote

25-08-2010, 10:48:50

Originally Posted by steve30x View Post

Any chance you could show two of these overclocked in SLI? I want to get two GTX460's soon to replace my GTX280. I am upgrading my motherboard , cpu and ram soon also.
Sadly no. We only have one of these. But there is a 460 SLi review coming in the next few weeks.Quote

25-08-2010, 11:34:42

No problem. It will be a few weeks away yet before I do an upgrade anyway. From the reviews I have seen on the GTX460 its slightly slower than my GTX280 which I have overclocked. I am upgrading on a budget , so the motherboard will be sub 200 euro P55 and low priced ram with a cheap I5. I would do better but I dont have much money. I am not worried about the PCI Express bandwidth of 8X x 8X after seeing This review

PS Posting a reply on the review page gives a 404 errorrQuote

25-08-2010, 16:08:10

Great review and video, Tom please email me your direct address so that I can send you a insect killer as a personal gift from me (I’m serious), mate thousands of people view you every day the bug situation is shameless and my mates were having a laugh and I was very insulted because OV3D are like my family so please don’t take offence.


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