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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 1GB

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Posted August 30, 2010 by Jake in Video Cards
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We’ve seen lately that the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 has proven to be a very capable graphics card that offers some very good value to consumers. Coming in both 768MB and 1GB varieties, gamers are faced with a couple choices, but regardless of which is chosen, both cards seem to be winners in some form or another, depending on your budget.

Beyond the reference design cards, some manufacturers are taking what is already an impressive product and pushing things even further, with features such as improved power distribution or a custom heatsink, for example. It is in this product realm that lies what is probably the preferred card: something that has the best of both worlds, and won’t cost much more than the competition, if at all.

One such company that has some value-added features in the GTX 460 is Gigabyte. It sports a custom heatsink to offer lower temperatures and noise levels, along with some excellent overclocking potential. The card we’re looking at today is the 1GB version, and it also comes with a very attractive price, offering gamers the chance to capitalize on some Nvidia-specific features that the competition in the ATI camp doesn’t offer.

Let’s dive right in and take a close look at the Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB.

Gigabyte was founded in 1986 in a small lab by four young engineers passionate to make their mark on the industry. GIGABYTE remains dedicated to the core belief of improving the lives of our users by manufacturing products that are high-performing, reliable, and of excellent quality. GIGABYTE thrives on delivering the latest technology to users around the globe. We develop, test, and manufacture a wide range of products following strict quality and environmental control standards.

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One Comment


  1.  
    trev

    Thanks for a comprehensive review. I’m thinking of using this card to upgrade Folding@Home use.
    It has a good write up and my earlier GT240 is currently still doing a great job.
    I was particularly interested in the power supply aspects as I’m getting close to limits,with the upgrade, on the PSU front [460W and only one 6 pin straight from the PSU]
    I think spare Molex plugs can be utilised from your pics, which I have.
    All in all, a good mid range card -which a year later has a lot of punch.
    I’ll try and get the OC’d version on eBay.





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