nVidia GeForce GTX 460 Graphics Card
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 02-09-2011
Provided by: Geeks
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Introduction

With nVidia's launch of the GTX 570/580 series video cards last November, prices on the 400 models have slowly begun to decline. As Shawn noted in our recent Zotac GTX 480 review, retailers simply can't continue to sell previous generation cards at the same price as the new ones, and most manufacturers are offering rebates and other incentives to move out existing stock. At the same time nVidia quietly added the GTX 460 SE to its lineup, a cheaper version of the original 460, at the expense of some of its performance. With the January release of the GTX 560 Ti, we're seeing even deeper cuts on the 400 series cards, such as this nVidia GeForce GTX 460 from Computer Geeks.


The GTX 460 comes in three retail flavors, the original 768Mb and 1Gb card, and the newer SE version. All are based off the GF104 Fermi core, with the 1Gb being the best performer. Obviously the 768Mb card has reduced memory and a lower memory controller bit count, while the SE has its core processor count reduced. Any of these cards are arguably better than the older GTX 465, which featured a cut down GF100 core, unless you were lucky and got one that could be flashed to GTX 470 spec. Despite being replaced by the 560 Ti however, with support for DirectX 11 and hardware tessellation the GTX 460 cards may be your best bang for the buck entry into the Fermi market.

Join us as we take a look at the GeForce GTX 460.


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