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Friday, 15 October 2010 11:42

EVGA GTX 460 For The Win reviewed - 11. Conclusion

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: So, is it a winner?



Conclusion

EVGA GTX 460 FTW 1GB is one of the fastest GTX 460 cards around and comes with a 2 year warranty (more on that here). EVGA’s GTX 460 FTW is great for gaming at resolutions such as 1920x1080, and it isn’t too pricey either. This card will set you back about €206 whereas the same company's reference GTX 460 1024MB (675MHz GPU, 900MHz memory) is priced at about €181.

It’s well worth noting that the difference in pricing is at about 14%, here, whereas the performance difference is up to 22%. Although the card comes with reference cooling, we must admit we’ve had no trouble whatsoever – this time around Nvidia seems to have done a good job.

If you prefer the green team and are looking for a DirectX 11 card to satisfy your DX11 gaming urge, the GTX 460 is a good choice. EVGA’s GTX 460 1GB FTW, on the other hand, is an even better choice considering the added performance and you definitely won’t go wrong if it ends up in your arsenal. On the other hand, AMD will soon launch its new cards so it might be wise to wait a bit more, if not for the cards in GTX 460’s range, then for the price cuts that are likely to follow the launch.


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+3 #1 Morse 2010-10-15 13:14
While EVGA is really recognised as the premium partner for nvidia cards with excellent reputation for warranty and support, I really think they are missing a trick using standard cooling. The biggest concern for a lot of ppl (imo) when going fermi is that it will be loud due to the high temps, if you want to go gtx460 the msi and gigabyte cooling solutions make them much more appealing.
 
 
0 #2 thaad 2010-10-15 13:40
Yes, we want something like this... not a disaster card------>fermi.
 
 
0 #3 Viper 2010-10-15 15:04
I was just wondering where did you get those drivers?? In the nVidia official page there are no 260.63 drivers... Are they beta or sth?
 
 
0 #4 Marburg_U 2010-10-15 15:21
Quoting Viper:
I was just wondering where did you get those drivers?? In the nVidia official page there are no 260.63 drivers... Are they beta or sth?


guru3d>download
 
 
+2 #5 hoohoo 2010-10-15 17:00
Regarding power consumption: I think the delta between idle and load must include CPU/memory as well as GPU load. So it's hard to say looking at the chart what the GPUs draw.

How about getting a nice set of CUDA and CAL GPGPU apps that redline the GPUs but not the rest of the system? Using that to measure the idle & load power draw should give better measurement of GPU power draw.
 

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