nVidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB GDDR5 Review



With the tests now complete, it is now time to wrap this review up.

In terms of performance, the GTX 460 has much to offer. Straight from the box, you can expect performance that (at least) matches the previous range topping GTX 285 but with the ability to utilise Direct X 11, nVidia's 3D Vision as well as triple monitor support with the addition of a second graphics card. We are also pleased to report that the graphics card is cool, relatively quiet and if our sample is a valid representitive of retail samples, it also overclocks heavily and with ease.

Now let's discuss pricing. Today you can purchase GTX 460 768MB units for £139.99 and 1GB units for £188.87 available from CCL Online. Depending on the version that you pick, it is either slightly cheaper or slightly dearer than the Cypress based HD 5830. On the basis of the card's performance and that it's as much as £80 less than the preceding GTX 465, we are almost onto a winner here.

Based on the results that we have obtained, we believe that the GTX 460 768MB represents excellent value for money. For those who cannot quite afford ATi's "bang per buck" HD 5850 graphics card, then this new offering may just fit the bill. One things for sure is that if we were in the market to buy one, we certainly wouldn't say no. Fantastic work nVidia.

The Good
- Competitive Performance
- Good Overclocker
- Quiet
- Competitive Price

The Mediocre
- None

The Bad
- None

Thanks to nVidia for the sample tested today, you can discuss our findings in the forums.

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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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