NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Review - GF104 and the budget Fermi
Testing Methodology, System Setup and CineBench 11/10
The GeForce GTX 460 768MB Specifications
The GeForce GTX 460 1GB Specifications
Since NVIDIA only sent along a single GTX 460 768MB and 1GB model, we were not able to do any SLI testing; partner boards should be here Monday afternoon so we hope to have an update for you regarding SLI testing and NVIDIA Surround experiences using a pair of GTX 460 cards by Wednesday or Thursday. Keep checking on pcper.com for the update.
For our testing today we are going to be pitting the new GF104 cards against another NVIDIA and AMD option. Because the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 is basically sent out to pasture (whatever is in the channel is all that will be left!) we are going to see how the GTX 470 compares to the GTX 460 as it will be the next closest cost Fermi-based product. As for our AMD comparison, the obvious competitor is the Radeon HD 5830 1GB card that is currently selling for $199; right in line with the $199 and $229 prices of the two GTX 460 models.
- Testing Configuration
- ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution X58 + nForce 200
- Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.33 GHz
- 3 x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1333 MHz
- Intel X25-M G2 160GB SSD
- PC Power and Cooling 1200w Turbo Cool PSU
- NVIDIA Driver version: 258.61
- ATI Driver version: 10.6 + CrossFire X update
- Monitors: 3 x Acer 235HZ 120 Hz 3D-ready 1920x1080
Let's get to the benchmarks!!