nVidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB GDDR5 Review

The Graphics Card

The Graphics Card

Due to logistical issues with our original GTX 460 supplier, we had to request a nVidia Reference GTX 460 sample instead. While this is not really an issue, I must warn that there are no pretty photographs of decorated packaging or accessory sets.

nVidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB GDDR5     nVidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB GDDR5

So here it is in the flesh. Sitting at 9" in length, the GTX 460 is no shorter than the more expensive GTX 465 or 470. This is where the similarities end however as you can see that it's a completely different product. For starters, the fan has been shifted to the centre of the shroud sitting just short of 1cm proud of the card's plastic shroud (rhymes not intended). Underneath there is a smaller aluminium cooler with two copper heatpipes.

nVidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB GDDR5     nVidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB GDDR5

To the rear you will find two DVI-D ports and a single Mini HDMI. One would suspect that retail samples will come with DVI to VGA and Mini HDMI to HDMI adapters. On the opposite side you will find two PCI-Express 6 pin ports in order to supply as much as 150W to the GTX 460. We never said it was power efficient...

nVidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB GDDR5

That pretty much covers it. With the latest drivers installed it is now time to run stability tests and carry out some overclocking!

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Most Recent Comments

16-07-2010, 09:50:15

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, 09:52:05

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, 09:55:49

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, 09:56:11

Awesome dude! Thanks very much Quote

16-07-2010, 09:59:54

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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