GeForce GTX 460 Roundup - Sparking NVIDIA's DX11 Revival


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If you’ve been following the graphics industry intently, you'd know by now that NVIDIA has scored a hit with its awesome GeForce GTX 460. If you haven't check out our full review, you can do so here. To bring you up to speed, while the GeForce GTX 460 might not be the fastest graphics card in NVIDIA’s stable, it is definitely one of the best the company has given us ever since ATI introduced their Evergreen series.

Key to the GeForce GTX 460’s success is its combination of fearsome performance, decent power and thermal requirements, and an attractive price. Presently, no other graphics card in the US$200 to US$250 range even comes close to challenging the GeForce GTX 460’s performance. In fact, the GeForce GTX 460 is so quick that it is on a par with its more powerful sibling, the GeForce GTX 465, and it even challenges the US$300 Radeon HD 5850.

Furthermore, unlike the older Fermi cards, the GeForce GTX 460 uses the new GF104 chip, a scaled-down version of the original GF100 chip that made its debut in the GeForce GTX 480. The new GF104 chip proved to be a revelation of sorts, maintaining the excellent performance characteristics of the older GF100, while using less power and emitting less heat.

However, to improve on the already capable GeForce GTX 460, vendors and partners of NVIDIA are coming up with customized versions of the GeForce GTX 460. Sporting custom coolers and factory overclocked for greater performance, these cards are the crème de la crème of the GeForce GTX 460 crop.

And here with us are four hand picked models representing some of the best in the market today:

  • ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU Top
  • Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 Super OC
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 OC
  • Sparkle GeForce GTX 460