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GTX 460 reportedly coming in July

by on03 June 2010


Should overclock like nuts

The bit-tech
crew has been prowling the Computex floor for some juicy details on Nvidia's upcoming GTX 460, a performance card based on the upcoming GF104 core.

The Computex rumour mill has churned out a few interesting tidbits about the new card. For one, it should offer quite a bit of overclocking potential, which is something we already talked about in our previous reports. The GF104 is quite a bit smaller and less complex than the GF100 core, so it could hit the sweet spot for Nvidia, as it will deliver higher clocks and solid performance with significantly lower production costs. Despite this, the GTX 460 will reportedly feature a 180W TDP at stock clocks, which sounds like quite a lot for an 8.5-inch card.

Interestingly, the card will apparently feature just 768MB of GDDR5 memory, thanks to its 192-bit memory bus. However, the 192-bit bus should deliver more bandwidth than a Radeon HD 5770, but it still won't be able to catch up with the RV870-based HD 5850. The GTX 460 should feature 240 cores, which is half of what you'd get on a proper GTX 480, but there's a good chance that it will end up at significantly higher clocks, so it might have a bit more muscle than you might expect.

The only concern for Nvidia is that AMD could have quite a bit of room to adjust HD 5770 and HD 5850/5830 pricing, so the GTX 460 probably won't have a red carpet welcome once it hits retail sometime in July.

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