Taking a cue from the Accelero cooler used on ECS’ card, Gigabyte’s N460OC uses two fans to provide increased cooling at lower noise. Gigabyte’s cooler is custom-designed for this particular card, however, and has a far lower profile that allows it to fit within two slots of space.
Gigabyte’s circuit board exactly follows the Nvidia reference design, but Gigabyte uses its own PCB with one copper layer reportedly increased to twice the normal thickness.
Gigabyte includes a mini-HDMI to full-sized HDMI adapter and little else in its installation kit. Overclockers must find their tuning software elsewhere, as Gigabyte’s latest OC Guru wasn’t ready for this card by the time our tests had finished.
Gigabyte’s N460OC comes with a modest GPU overclock at 715 MHz, using the reference GDDR5-3600 memory data rate.
- Shuffling Through The Cards
- Asus ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5
- ECS Black Series GTX 460 NBGTX460-1GPI-F
- EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SuperClocked 1024 MB EE (External Exhaust)
- Gigabyte GTX 460 GV-N460OC-1GI
- Jetway's Exibition Card
- MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5/OC
- Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum Overclocking Edition
- Sparkle GeForce GTX 460 1024 MB GDDR5
- Zotac GeForce GTX 460 1 GB
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark Vantage
- Benchmark Results: Alien Vs. Predator
- Benchmark Results: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2
- Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
- Average Performance, Power, And Heat
- Efficiency, Price, And Performance Value