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Hardware Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB and 1GB Graphics Card Review

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  1. okenobi

    okenobi New Member

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    The idle heat and consumption are waaaaay down. And being as my PC spends more time idling than under load, that's very interesting.

    If only Sapphire would make a Vapor-X 460 1Gig, I'd be very, very happy!

    As it is, I'd like to hear more about quieter, better coolers. But this could be the answer to the gap in ATIs pricing. Finally....
     
  2. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Surely that pricing cant be right can it? £20 less than the RRP for an OC card!

    Hope it is correct though, it makes getting the 1GB over the 768 a no brainer imo.
     
  3. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    The one question no-one has asked is: what will ATI's response be?

    Would they consider dropping the price of the 5830 and the 5850?

    If the 5850 was the same price as the GTX460, which would you all go for?

    Let the flame wars commence... :D
     
  4. urobulos

    urobulos Member

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    It's the Sonic on Scan for 184, not Sonic Platinum. First one is 700 Mhz, the second one is 800. Can't remember memory OC off the top of my head. Both are listed on OcUK if you want to check.

    The Sonic Platinum is indeed "wow!" but it is also priced a bit more accordingly.
     
  5. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    Hustler Well-Known Member

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    I've been an ATI user for the last 6yrs, not because of any nerdy fanboy crush, but because its always been the case that when i came to upgrade ATI offered the best price/performance level available...

    Due to upgrade in September, and for the first time in years i will have the luxury of a proper choice......and i must say the 460 1GB is VERY tempting.....

    If ATI respond with a decent price cut in the next 2mths on the 5850, then it will be a VERY difficult decision...
     
  7. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    Having just had a quick look at prices.

    Ebuyer's description says the MSI one does support afterburner.
    Clicky


    Finally, a graphics card that I may buy.

    For some reason I prefer nvidia cards, I don't know why though. Maybe its because the last 3 out of 4 graphics cards I've had have been nvidia, and the only ATi one I had was a 9800se.
     
  8. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    Interesting review, it should help push down prices at the mid range at least, although it just makes me wonder how much of a hit Nvidia will be taking in terms of a profit margin on these cards. We just need something to force down pricing on the 5870 now.
     
  9. Krayzie_B.o.n.e.

    Krayzie_B.o.n.e. New Member

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    Finally Nvidia has made a card we should all be proud of. I just need some SLI benchmarks please vs. GTX 480 HD 5870 HD 5850 crossfire.

    Thanks Nvidia for the great card as this is sure to drop the HD 5850 prices. The HD 5830 should have never been made.
     
  10. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Ahh, true - I missed that.

    The bog standard Sonic edition will still overclock like a bitch though, from the looks of thing!

    Shame they don't allow tri SLI on these cards...
     
  11. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    anandtech say's the following

    "The GTX 460 does not completely subdue last year’s $200 cards, and this is part of a larger pattern. DX11 functionality requires additional die space over DX10 functionality, so most of the additional transistors afforded by the transition to 40nm fabrication has been spent on that functionality rather than on improving performance. "

    which kind of sums up my views on this gen of cards... though the 460 does sound the most promising yet.
    I'm just not completely sold yet.... I'f I had a 275 I'd get another and sli... as it is I've a gx2 which though a sli dead end is good enough to make a shift to the 460 either a shift down or at best a shift across it would seem.

    the over clocking potential is interesting though
     
  12. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    phantombudgie New Member

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    I guess this goes to show just what you can do when you design something properly from the ground up, rather than hacking a bigger chip down to a mid-range card that it wasn't designed to be.
     
  14. Tasslehoff

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    At last nvidia bites back with a card worth having, shame they also created the 768Mb version
     
  15. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    no 3 way sli on these cards to no good for folding.
     
  16. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD New Member

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    You don't enable SLI for folding so it's irrelevant. It helps to know what your talking about before posting bulls**t.
     
  17. gavomatic57

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    Hmm...maybe I'll drop into Novatech on the way home...see when they are getting them in...
     
  18. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    @Ph4ZeD okies take a chill pill....
     
  19. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    fantastic card, nice to see nVidia striking back on mid-range.

    now the 5830 should be lower in its ridiculous price. im thinking £150? and also lower 5850 to £200.
     
  20. Redsnake77

    Redsnake77 Useless Idiot

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    I would really like to see a comparison between a pair of 460s in SLI and 5850s in Xfire. Even if individually the 5850 is faster, would the better scaling from SLI over Xfire redress the balance?
     
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