Nvidia GeForce GTX 460: The Fermi We Were Waiting For

Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2 (DX11)

This one’s a TWIMTBP title, so it’s hardly a surprise to see Nvidia cards dominating the top at 1680x1050. Although the GeForce GTX 465 bests the 460 1 GB, the gap isn’t large enough to warrant any sort of price premium. These achieve the same performance level, essentially.

AMD’s Radeon HD 5850 ascends the ranks at 1920x1200, passing Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 465, which itself finishes ahead of both GeForce GTX 460 cards.

At 2560x1600, the Radeon HD 5830 nudges past the 768 MB GeForce GTX 460 board, but still comes in behind the GeForce GTX 460 1 GB.

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  • Finally, the price wars from the 4000/GTX 200 ages are back!
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  • Tamz_mscAt last, Nvidia has impressed me(to a certain extent).But where's power consumption in SLI?

    Did you even read the whole article?
    Page 5 "Sneak Peek at SLI"
    "Again, this is just a teaser. We’ll be following up with a full exploration of these cards in SLI, comparing them to a GeForce GTX 480."

    Great review as always, Chris.
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  • Very nice SLI scaling IMO...That is one department where Nvidia wins always...
    Hope to see ATI improve their scaling performance...And a very good article there Chris...
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  • Finally, the price wars from the 4000/GTX 200 ages are back!
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  • At last, Nvidia has impressed me(to a certain extent).But where's power consumption in SLI?
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  • Oops!Sorry for the double post.
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  • Tamz_mscAt last, Nvidia has impressed me(to a certain extent).But where's power consumption in SLI?

    Did you even read the whole article?
    Page 5 "Sneak Peek at SLI"
    "Again, this is just a teaser. We’ll be following up with a full exploration of these cards in SLI, comparing them to a GeForce GTX 480."

    Great review as always, Chris.
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  • thedreadfatherDid you even read the whole article? Page 5 "Sneak Peek at SLI" "Again, this is just a teaser. We’ll be following up with a full exploration of these cards in SLI, comparing them to a GeForce GTX 480."Great review as always, Chris.


    Much thanks, sir!
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  • Nice review, Chris. Best I've read here in a while.
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  • I have never waited for this... It's not "we", it must be "some people".

    Note: That is if you consider "me" in that "we".
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  • guid_aaa000001I have never waited for this... It's not "we", it must be "some people".Note: That is if you consider "me" in that "we".


    We, as in Tom's Hardware ;-)
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  • the 5830 i think is a better card, hell you can get a 5770 super-clock it and thats the same speed as a GTX460 for a fraction of the price!
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  • thedreadfatherDid you even read the whole article? Page 5 "Sneak Peek at SLI" "Again, this is just a teaser. We’ll be following up with a full exploration of these cards in SLI, comparing them to a GeForce GTX 480."Great review as always, Chris.

    Might have overlooked that line, but I'm wondering how the 460 would perform when overclocked.
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  • Comparing it with your test on the 480 , two GTX 460 1gb s in SLI does seem to outperform a single 480, although very slightly
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  • Very nice SLI scaling IMO...That is one department where Nvidia wins always...
    Hope to see ATI improve their scaling performance...And a very good article there Chris...
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  • Took them long enough. Bring on the price wars.
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  • I hope they this will make the price war trickle up to the higher ati and nvidia cars. have had my eye on a 5850, hope the 5830 get real cheap fast and the 5850 to follow down to the $250 price range.

    i wonder if they will make a new gtx465 with the a full or near full gf104 core.
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  • this is a decent budget card, but this disgusts me. If nvidia really wants to make us wait 6 months after ati, they might aswell made it the extra couple of months for the 480 to be put on fermi 104. i cant believe they didnt wait
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  • This is the same GPU as the laptop GTX 480m isn't it? Same GF104?
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  • Funny comparing a supposedly more powerful card (GTX 460) against the 5770 and it still makes the 5770 look good due to less power, cheaper price, and of course the (relatively) small difference in FPS where it would make a difference (anything over 60ish FPS is not counted).
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  • actually, i like ati and all, but id take the 460 1 gig version over the 5770 anyday, way more bang for buck
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  • Just checked with Guru3D, these cards easily overclock to 800+ MHz core without voltage tweaks.An absolutely great overclocker!
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  • yeah, same here, i saw this thing get past 850 on default speed stock cooling.
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