NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 460 Review

GTX 460 Review

NVIDIA hasn’t been having the best time lately with the GeForce GTX 470/480 cards being good, but having major flaws.  The 465 came out and while it was an improvement, sales still didn’t spike the way NVIDIA had hoped.  Today (July 12) seems to be the release of the new GeForce GTX 460 card and the reviews are pouring in.

The GTX 460 is based off the GF104 chip.  The GF100 chip is one we’re all familiar with as it’s in the 470/480 cards, but this new chip is supposed to address the issues with the GF100- it’s smaller, less hot, and easier to make.  PC Perspectives says, “The new GeForce GTX 460 and the GF104 not only have fewer CUDA processing cores than any other Fermi card out there (336 to be exact) but much more has changed under the hood than that.  As it turns out, NVIDIA has taken this as a chance to reorganize the architecture at a pretty basic level.”

The graphics are supposedly better as the cards are fully fledged  DirectX 11 class cards and that seems to be where the market is heading.  This card also looks like it lends itself to overclocking well, so that should be a plus for our more tech building savvy friends.

The GeForce GTX 460 comes in 768MB and 1024MB and is available for purchase starting at around $199.