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EVGA GeForce GTX 460 2Win is a Dual-Fermi Card

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March 13, 2011 5:43:21 AM

Price? I'll bet it costs about as much as a 570...
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March 13, 2011 5:46:28 AM

??? It should cost right around what the 6990 costs, more or a little less depending on performance.
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March 13, 2011 5:57:41 AM

If the price is $400 or less, it has no dual card performance loss (common with the GTX 295 and HD4870 where they cannot compare to the GTX 280), and it does not suck up more than a GTX 480, then this is a great deal.
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March 13, 2011 6:05:25 AM

Before anybody gets all happy about the SLI connector DONT. Im an active member over at EVGA and they said this card will NOT be able to be quad sli'd. They said after the design they forgot to take the sli connector off and it was too late too.

Galaxy has a dual 460 card coming out on a sexy white pcb and they dont have the connector on it like it shouldnt.

I wanted to stop the post about "OMG can you sli these"? Or "Theres a sli connector so they can add the feture later with a bios update".

Even tho ive said this, im gonna sit back and see how many post come in after mine asking if this does sli.

And this is a whopping 3 days old.
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March 13, 2011 6:09:37 AM

gidgiddonihah??? It should cost right around what the 6990 costs, more or a little less depending on performance.


Did you read the article. This is 2 460 on a stick not the 590! Its not going to perform anywhere near a 6990 and it wasnt ment to. This will perform exactly like 460's in sli. The price will reflect that sinc you can get 2 460's for 350 bucks if you know where to look. This card will be between 350 and 400 bucks. Cant be anymore. Wont be any less.
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March 13, 2011 6:10:25 AM

gidgiddonihah??? It should cost right around what the 6990 costs, more or a little less depending on performance.

Dude... this is a custom dual gf104 card by EVGA. It's not the dual gf110 GTX590 slated for release in just over a week. If this is priced similarly to the HD6990, then that's a serious mistake as it definitely won't compete in the same performance segment. I'm guessing if EVGA wants to actually sell any of these they'll price it closer to the $500 price point then the $700.

The idea of a lower end dual GPU card is interesting though. In terms of performance it could sit right between the GTX580 and GTX590/HD6990.
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March 13, 2011 6:15:30 AM

dragonsqrrlDude... this is a custom dual gf104 card by EVGA. It's not the dual gf110 GTX590 slated for release in just over a week. If this is priced similarly to the HD6990, then that's a serious mistake as it definitely won't compete in the same performance segment. I'm guessing if EVGA wants to actually sell any of these they'll price it closer to the $500 price point then the $700.The idea of a lower end dual GPU card is interesting though. In terms of performance it could sit right between the GTX580 and GTX590/HD6990.


It sits slightly above a 580. Just like sli'd 460's do. But the playing experience will be better with the 580. Im running 460's now and performance is great but Im getting the 590 when it comes out.
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March 13, 2011 7:08:19 AM

Yep. This card is for the win if it goes for around 400$. My only concern is nose and power. I dont think even 2 sli 460 require a 700W PSU. But then, this will be a good card for ppl who want something awesome for less $. This card will surely last a while.
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March 13, 2011 7:15:19 AM

I don't see the reason why anyone would want this card. GTX 560 duel gpu yes but 460 duel gpu seriously?
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March 13, 2011 7:30:40 AM

OMG OMG! I've got two of these cards pre-ordered, can anybody say Quad Fermi SLI!!!

; )
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March 13, 2011 8:39:05 AM

Bigmac80I don't see the reason why anyone would want this card. GTX 560 duel gpu yes but 460 duel gpu seriously?


I can see two solid reasons why anybody would want this card.

1. For all those who's MOBO only supports one pci-e 16X slot and want 3D vision surround who can not afford the GTX 590.
2. For people like my buddy who has a silverstone SG07 gaming Rig that will only hold one card. But he would most likely wait on the 590.

This card is geared toward the mainstream gamers, those who want the best but can not afford the best. As you said a duel 560Ti would have been better. But if you look back on when the 560ti was released during CES. This duel card was featured at the Evga booth but had no specs. Most likely it was completed before the 560 in all the 460SLI glory so to profit and compete in the single card triple screen sector mid range pricing why not. IMO, this card will sell better they the 590 just because the mainstream crowd is so much bigger and there will be at least a $200 price difference.
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March 13, 2011 8:39:09 AM

According to an earlier post they wont be SLI enabled. So I guess we cant say Quad Fermi SLI if that is accurate.
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March 13, 2011 8:39:12 AM

Sweet! I'm getting 4 for Octo SLI. Can it play Crysis 2?
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March 13, 2011 9:10:23 AM

LOL is it me or does it look like they taped two video cards together and just removed the contacts on the second? What's up with that yellow strip right in the middle?
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March 13, 2011 9:19:03 AM

Worst fan design ever! Would have been better to just use one on the end instead. That's just going to blow air all over the place.
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March 13, 2011 9:30:12 AM

I would expect this card to fall somewhere inbetween the price of a 570 and 580.

Two 460's perform similar to a GTX 580, very similar, so pricing will have to be LESS than a GTX 580 or else its just not worth the cost.

A dual GPU design inherits more compatibility issues than a single GPU, as such the dual GPU card needs to be cheaper than its closest single chip competitor.
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March 13, 2011 11:33:37 AM

I can only imagine all kinds of driver and compatibility issues.
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March 13, 2011 11:45:07 AM

It seems really useless while comparing with 580.. same speed, power consumption, may be price + dual GPU hassle = Fail.
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March 13, 2011 12:08:33 PM

annismanOMG OMG! I've got two of these cards pre-ordered, can anybody say Quad Fermi SLI!!! ; )


lol yeah goodluck with that.
davekozySweet! I'm getting 4 for Octo SLI. Can it play Crysis 2?


... ... ... yeah.. good luck with that too.


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March 13, 2011 12:53:48 PM

silky salamandrEven tho ive said this, im gonna sit back and see how many post come in after mine asking if this does sli.And this is a whopping 3 days old.

u are so right about this. lots of people think "wow quad sli".
anyway, I think that if someone can afford to sli this cards, he can as well go for two gtx580 or two gtx590.
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March 13, 2011 1:23:46 PM

The idea is good, but could be better:

4x DL-DVI, as in the ASUS 4870x2. There is no way to play a D11x title on multiple 30" without expending a lot in Display port active adapters.

Right now this is the deal breaker for ATI cards: Since the 6850 no ATI card can drive two 30 inches. And not a single one can drive 4 non-display port monitors, like this 460x2.

Displayport is a good adapter gone wrong. Since non-TN panels have all but disappeared from the market, there is no reason to play a price premium for Displayport enabled monitors, while Nvidia continues to offer good cards with DVI and HDMI support.
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March 13, 2011 1:32:56 PM

I'll try one out but I already have a phys-X set-up:
GTS 240 (OEM) + GTX 560Ti = decent ass kicking..
So it will have to beat that to impress me.
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March 13, 2011 2:26:36 PM

So if most video video cards run 8x/8x in SLI would there be a benefit to using one PCI-E slot (16x) versus two?
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March 13, 2011 2:27:27 PM

Quote:
So if most video video cards run 8x/8x in SLI would there be a benefit to using one PCI-E slot (16x) versus two?


Sorry about the repeated word...doh!
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March 13, 2011 2:50:44 PM

That's a great idea. Hoping it sells well despite the fact they messed with SLi.

Wonder if we're to see a 6850x2 or 6950. If priced at $350 I'll be happy with the noise and the power bill.
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March 13, 2011 3:01:30 PM

3 fans kinda nice I wonder how loud it is.
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March 13, 2011 3:02:52 PM

It's a Fermi, too bad, that's why they can only use week 460 gpu's. FAIL
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March 13, 2011 3:03:47 PM

How long is that thing?
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March 13, 2011 3:08:21 PM

GeekApprovedIt's a Fermi, too bad, that's why they can only use week 460 gpu's. FAIL


seriously u know nothing about GPUs !!!!!
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March 13, 2011 3:19:08 PM

This is the first nVidia product to get me excited this year.
Sucks that I have a 650w supply tho, which is overkill for 2x6850s, but just not enough for 2x460s.
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March 13, 2011 3:19:18 PM

@geok1ng

display ports were suppose to drive the cost of monitors down actually, with DP the screen controller could be offloaded to the card itself, giving the card more acute control over the displayed image and opening the door for controller-less monitors, the slow up take in DP has resulted in no controller-less monitor yet....... seriously if you can afford 4 displays (or 2x30") then i would have though a few DP dongles wouldn't too much a stretch
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March 13, 2011 3:19:33 PM

gidgiddonihah??? It should cost right around what the 6990 costs, more or a little less depending on performance.

You are kidding right! 6990 is similar to 6970 crossfire performance, which is way above 460 SLI.
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March 13, 2011 6:32:42 PM

Do you think it will be better than a 570? or 2 560 Sli?
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March 13, 2011 6:45:25 PM

ZehThis is the first nVidia product to get me excited this year.Sucks that I have a 650w supply tho, which is overkill for 2x6850s, but just not enough for 2x460s.


My second 6850 should be arriving soon and I'm gonna be cross-firing them on a 650w Corsair PSU. I don't know how "over kill" that is, as far as powering them? I hope it will be enough power; even though they are not as power hungry as the 460's. I've got a lot of other drives in the box and I'm OC'd everything.. We'll see.
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March 13, 2011 6:47:25 PM

2x8 pin adapters this thing will overclock to 800 and be really cool thanks to the fan array
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March 13, 2011 7:23:04 PM

Won't be anywhere near the 6990 in terms of performance, but if it's priced correctly it could be a great deal, looks well cooled and damn sexy aswell.
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March 13, 2011 7:46:28 PM

RECOMMENDATION TO THG:

How about including benchmarks for triple-head performance on games that support it.

My situation:
I will likely be upgrading this year. I currently run:
680i (mine has worked fine for over 5-years)
C2D e670
8800GTX

My 8800GTX has a Matrox TH2G digital hooked up.
For what I am aware of, I am looking for that VGA card combo (prefer nVidia) that will allow smooth/high detail across all screens (3840x1024) or higher.

Will some config of the GTX 580 (590?) do this? SLI? I would like to see some metrics on configs (vga card + x58 or sandybridge) that achieve 60fps numbers in triplehead.
I am not interested in 1920x1080 or higher single 4:3 or 16:9 single screen results.

Additionally, results in driver-rendered 3D would be good too.

How about it THG??
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March 13, 2011 8:25:40 PM

I want to see this thing performs with an overclock. The GTX 460 chip is highly overclockable. With stock clocks at 700 mhz, a 25% boost should be expected, given that most GTX 460's can get above 900 mhz.
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March 13, 2011 9:12:50 PM

Nice, but probably like ASUS ARES and all this category, it will be cheaper to buy two cards. Also, drivers can be buggy as this is not an official Nvidia model
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March 13, 2011 9:40:53 PM

something is really nagging me about this fan exhaust set up, i can see how it is supposed to flow air, but my gut is telling me there is something hugely wrong as far as exhausting air, it looks more like it will exhaust air into the fans repeatedly then away from the card.
i do not like the shroud set up at all. i believe the fan system could use alot of work also 3 fans and 2 heat sinks yet 2 fans are mounted directly of the center where the chip is causing a void of dead space air that at best will vortex heat right over the chip. something else is bugging me beyond that with wind sheer from air cavitation.
i am loving the 512 bit bus for 2 gigs of memory! and also the 230gb of bandwidth. this thing mounted with good water cooling should easily be overclockable and rock!
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March 14, 2011 6:09:47 AM

I wonder if they will start scaling quad SLI considering two of these would be like two 5970s but better performing. I sure hope so (overkill is awesome)!
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March 14, 2011 11:27:45 AM

I'd like to see some benchies on this.
It's kind of odd that they released this right before the GTX590 gets released. I mean eVga and Asus are the exclucive US marketers. So they must think there is a fraction of the population with more than one power supply in their case.
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Anonymous
March 14, 2011 12:54:03 PM

"2WINNING"? Ok, who hired Charlie Sheen to do their branding? Next up from EVGA, the Tigerblood series of winning cards!
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March 14, 2011 4:11:16 PM

wow I thought the 6990 was huge!!! 460 is a good card
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March 14, 2011 4:31:53 PM

Holy Jeebus, Let's get out the tape measure guys. I have a GTX460 and it handles whatever I throw at it. We're not at a point where these high end cards are being taxed yet until developers start pushing boundries and they aren't right now. The only thing these cards are good for is benchmark bragging rights.
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March 14, 2011 4:46:25 PM

Slides featuring images of the finalized reference design of the GTX590 have surfaced. This also officially confirms the rumored specs for the card, dual gf110 totaling 1024 SP's, 2x 384-bit memory interfaces, 3GB GDDR5, and measures 11" in length. Clocks are still unknown, but typical load TDP will be around 365W.

For everyone curious about Nvidia's cooling design after the release of the HD6990 here it is...

http://guru3d.com/news/geforce-gtx-590-features/
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March 14, 2011 10:55:47 PM

johnjinglehymersmith_69I wonder if they will start scaling quad SLI considering two of these would be like two 5970s but better performing. I sure hope so (overkill is awesome)!
These are dual 460s... 460s cant do more than dual SLI, so SLI-ing this card is a no go.. sorry to break your dreams.

I could imagine this would perform nearly identical to a standard 460SLI config. without the physical hassle of SLI. (four slots)

The reason they are making this from the 460 and not the 560 is because this card has been in the works for a good few months, I remember discussing it on a clan forum a good 4 months ago if not more.

Wish I didn't buy my 460s in January.. could have had this.. Oh well!
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March 14, 2011 11:39:51 PM

slothy89These are dual 460s... 460s cant do more than dual SLI, so SLI-ing this card is a no go.. sorry to break your dreams.I could imagine this would perform nearly identical to a standard 460SLI config. without the physical hassle of SLI. (four slots)The reason they are making this from the 460 and not the 560 is because this card has been in the works for a good few months, I remember discussing it on a clan forum a good 4 months ago if not more.Wish I didn't buy my 460s in January.. could have had this.. Oh well!

Actually you CAN quad-SLi this! The only reason you cant quad with the one 460 is there is only one goldfinger. Think about it...if you couldn't SLi this card (2 cards=4GPU's) why would they put the goldfinger at the top?!?
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March 14, 2011 11:40:54 PM

Just wish I didn't actually BUY two 460's!!! I would have bought this instead... It looks so AWWEEESOME!!!!
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