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GeForce GTX 460 (GF104) Specs, Speeds Leaked?

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:

  • cmcghee358
    Bring it on, the more competiton the more it will drive prices down!
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  • LATTEH
    whats the power usage?
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  • xurwin
    gf104? let's see what this baby can do
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  • joytech22
    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
    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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  • nebun
    i 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
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  • delazaren
    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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  • rantoc
    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
    Agree 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!
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  • doron
    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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  • "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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