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GeForce GTX 460 (GF104) Specs, Speeds Leaked?

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 67 comments

Is this the next GeForce waiting in the wings?

There's another Fermi card in the works, and it educated guesses say that it'll be the GeForce GTX 460. Leaks from Chinese and German websites give us a picture of what we can expect from the upcoming offering from Nvidia.

First up, Heise (translated) cites a trusted source in providing the following spec chart.

 

Heise notes that test cards have been clocked up to 830 MHz without any change in voltage while maintaining stability. If the overclocking potential is indeed true, these cards could be a good value, as Heise places prices at $250 for the 1GB model and $230 for the 768MB model.

Chinese site Expreview then grabbed these card shots:

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    cmcghee358 , June 28, 2010 12:12 PM
    Bring it on, the more competiton the more it will drive prices down!
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    LATTEH , June 28, 2010 12:12 PM
    whats the power usage?
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    Anonymous , June 28, 2010 1:28 PM
    "if you can afford to buy this type of cards then you should be able to pay for your electrical bill, if not then don't bother."

    The electrical bill is only one reason for being curious about power consumption. Other reasons, and possibly more relevant ones, would be heat and noise output.

    Can my PSU handle this midrange card or do I have to step down a bit more or get a new PSU? Is my case airflow good enough, will other components be affected by potentially higher case temperatures? Will it limit my overclocking potential? Will high temperatures shorten the lifespan of the card? Is the fan noise bearable, either under idle or load?

    There's lot of things that can be implied, or derived, from a cards power requirements. Naturally it's best to wait for the reviews but your assumption that people only care because of their electrical bill is fallacious at best.
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  • 24 Hide
    cmcghee358 , June 28, 2010 12:12 PM
    Bring it on, the more competiton the more it will drive prices down!
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    LATTEH , June 28, 2010 12:12 PM
    whats the power usage?
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    xurwin , June 28, 2010 12:26 PM
    gf104? let's see what this baby can do
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    joytech22 , June 28, 2010 12:28 PM
    Nvidia's starting to get competitive with prices, never thought i'd see that one coming.

    But with the increase in temperatures and power consumption, the savings will probably go into coolers and power bills.

    Just my opinion.
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    anamaniac , June 28, 2010 12:53 PM
    The GTX 460 has the same feel as a 5830 to me.
    Great chip that was butchered to meet market demand with a price that still isn't quite right. I only bought a 5830 because my local shops only had a $200 5770 and a $225 5830 in stock.
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    delazaren , June 28, 2010 1:10 PM
    he could be asking in order to get an idea as to how much heat or noise it produces, also he could be asking this question to find out if he would need to purchase a new power supply..... the reasons are plenty.
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    doron , June 28, 2010 1:25 PM
    rantocAgree completly. Anyone into serious gaming dont care much, it's still only a few $ extra and i for one gladly pay that for the performace. If your running a 24/7 server cluser i can understand power effichency is one of the key numbers but for serious gaming... no!


    Go ahead then get a 3 way gtx480 and a ~300$ 1500w psu and burn your circuit board with over 1KW on it just from the computer. It's all about performance isn't it?
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    Anonymous , June 28, 2010 1:28 PM
    "if you can afford to buy this type of cards then you should be able to pay for your electrical bill, if not then don't bother."

    The electrical bill is only one reason for being curious about power consumption. Other reasons, and possibly more relevant ones, would be heat and noise output.

    Can my PSU handle this midrange card or do I have to step down a bit more or get a new PSU? Is my case airflow good enough, will other components be affected by potentially higher case temperatures? Will it limit my overclocking potential? Will high temperatures shorten the lifespan of the card? Is the fan noise bearable, either under idle or load?

    There's lot of things that can be implied, or derived, from a cards power requirements. Naturally it's best to wait for the reviews but your assumption that people only care because of their electrical bill is fallacious at best.
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    zoemayne , June 28, 2010 1:32 PM
    yes i need something to bring the price of the 5850 down
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    Regulas , June 28, 2010 1:32 PM
    The 1Gb card would be for me if I was upgrading from DX10 to DX11 but for now my 1GB GTX 285 card is still serving me well.
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    Anonymous , June 28, 2010 1:36 PM
    There are more uses for a GPU than gaming you know. People who care about power usage might be running folding@home 24/7 and not gaming at all. When you're running a pc (with anywhere from 1 to 7 graphic cards) 24/7 365days a year it costs a fortune. I know power usage affects what I buy as I'm running folding@home 24/7.

    If I was only gaming for a few hours a day or my parents paid the bill because I was a child that lived at home, I wouldn't care.

    (I'm 43 and pay my own bills, so I do care)
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    Regulas , June 28, 2010 1:37 PM
    nebuni am so sick and tired of people asking about power usage!!! if you can afford to buy this type of cards then you should be able to pay for your electrical bill, if not then don't bother. personally I don't care if my system uses 200W or 1200W, who gives a crap. if you want performance you should understand that the system is going to be power hungry

    I agree to a point. They are probably asking (for good reason) to compare it to their power supply. You already know you do not want to overtax your PS or you will have serious stability issues.
    My Corsair PS is about 650 Watt and is a very stable PS. It runs my Q9650 and single GTX 285 fine. It will not do a monster SLI but I did not build my rig with multiple video cards in mind.
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    Device Unknown , June 28, 2010 1:53 PM
    nebuni am so sick and tired of people asking about power usage!!! if you can afford to buy this type of cards then you should be able to pay for your electrical bill, if not then don't bother. personally I don't care if my system uses 200W or 1200W, who gives a crap. if you want performance you should understand that the system is going to be power hungry



    I think I love you. (p.s. You are on the mark with that one.)
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    Device Unknown , June 28, 2010 1:58 PM
    oh also.. has anyone done the math on the kilowat usage from a nominal like HTPC vs a high end dual GPU system? over a 1 year span? If were talking 200 bucks more electric bill in a year, I just don't see where the problem would come in. If it's $2000, then there is an issue.
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    kalogagatya , June 28, 2010 2:21 PM
    I wonder how good these cards can run games.. Been thinking about building a mini-itx for gaming and i need a small card for that...
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    liquidsnake718 , June 28, 2010 2:22 PM
    eh. At the price of $250 you might as well just get a 5850 which is just a bit more and is still a beast of a card, even a year from now it will still be a beast! It may still be around 280-300 but in my opinion its still worth every penny over this card. This is meant to be for those diehard Nvidia fans that just cant afford or just cant buy a 470 or a 480 and can go the easy route and SLI two of these 460 thinking they have a killer while in reality it might just be like a 5770, and in sli it will act like a 5770 crossfire setup.... Still a xfire 5850 is king in terms of value and max preformance
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    ashkaji , June 28, 2010 2:31 PM
    The more cards the merryer I guess.
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    Onus , June 28, 2010 2:59 PM
    It's still vaporware until 1) there are benchmarks and 2) you can readily find them for purchase.

    Nice that it appears to be a short card.
    @kalogagatya, just built one. PM me if you'd like details. Or go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTeAknYYVr8 for a slide show of the build.
    So far I'm pleased with it.
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