Monday, July 12th 2010

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 460, Monster Performance to the $199 Sweet Spot

NVIDIA today announced the latest addition to its Fermi-class of graphics processing units (GPUs), the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 -- which delivers a great DX11 gaming experience and is priced right at the market's $199 sweet spot.

Built from the ground up for DirectX 11 tessellation, GeForce GTX 460 GPUs deliver monster tessellation performance with up to 4x tessellation performance over competing GPUs. The GTX 460 brings the ultimate next-generation DX11 gaming experience to a new price segment, enabling more gamers than ever to experience incredibly detailed characters, terrain and game environments with blazing fast performance and awesome visuals.

With full support for NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, the GeForce GTX 460 provides the graphics horsepower and video bandwidth needed to experience games and high definition Blu-ray movies in eye-popping stereoscopic 3D.

Here's what leading game developers have to say about the GeForce GTX 460:

"With the GeForce GTX 460, NVIDIA is really upping the ante with an amazingly fast DirectX 11 GPU available at a great, mainstream-friendly price. Its new hardware tessellation support will enable games to reach an entirely new caliber of graphics."
-- Epic Games / Tim Sweeney / Chairman, CEO and Technical Director

"NVIDIA platforms continue to be the Gold Standard at Id Software for quality, performance, and support."
-- Id Software / John Carmack / Technical Director

"We've got a great working relationship with the NVIDIA engineers. It has enabled us to add amazing new visual effects like native 3D, 3D Vision Surround, and PhysX/APEX support in Mafia II. With the new GeForce GTX 460, Empire Bay comes to life, immersing players like never before!"
--2K Games / Denby Grace / Senior Producer of Mafia II

"The Civilization V team is really excited about the high-end DirectX 11 performance at a mainstream price point that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 delivers. The 460's support for DX11 features such as tessellation and compute shaders allow Civilization V to run faster while looking better than ever."
-- Firaxis Games / Dan Baker / Graphics Lead on Civilization V

"Great performance at a great price -- what's not to love? With full support for PhysX and 3D Vision, the GeForce GTX 460 is a great GPU to use for UDK development and UE3-based games."
-- Epic Games / Mark Rein / Vice President

"Capcom has worked closely with NVIDIA on a number of PC titles and GeForce GPUs have always helped us to deliver the very best experience to users. The GeForce GTX 460 is a great card and its blazing performance helps our titles to shine."
-- Capcom / Jun Takeuchi / General Manager of R&D Strategic Planning Department

"Kings and Castles will look spectacular on the GeForce GTX 460. Imagine how full-scale battles with hundreds of soldiers, dragons, and flying zeppelin battleships will look in fantastic 3D!"
-- Gas Powered Games / Chris Taylor / Founder & CEO

With 336 NVIDIA CUDA cores and 56 texture units, the GeForce GTX 460 comes in two flavors:
  • GTX 460 768MB, with a 192-bit memory interface at an estimated U.S. price of $199
  • GTX 460 1GB, with a 256-bit memory interface at an estimated US price of $229
The GeForce GTX 460 768MB version is available starting today from the world's leading add-in card partners, including ASL, ASUS, Colorful, ECS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, Jetway, KFA2, Leadtek, MSI, Palit, Point of View, PNY, Sparkle, Zotac and others. Wider availability of the GeForce GTX 460 1GB is expected by July 26, 2010. Consumers are encouraged to check their favorite retailer or e-tailer for availability.

For more information about the GeForce GTX 460 GPU, please visit this page.
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23 Comments on NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 460, Monster Performance to the $199 Sweet Spot

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
Built from the ground up for DirectX 11 tessellation, GeForce GTX 460 GPUs deliver monster tessellation performance with up to 4x tessellation performance over competing GPUs.
i'd like to see what GPU they're competing against here - from what i've seen, these cards are pretty much a perfect match for the 5830
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#2
Phxprovost
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its kinda funny cause only 2 devs in their little pr stunt actually make pc games, what a load of bs this press release is
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#3
newfellow
by: Phxprovost
its kinda funny cause only 2 devs in their little pr stunt actually make pc games, what a load of bs this press release is
Yeah, I ain't buying before it's Elvis or Freddie Mercury saying GeForce rocks.
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#4
the54thvoid
Based on it's price point thought and W1zz's review, this card will make ATI stop grinning. At UK£150 it's £100 cheaper than a HD5850. I'm pleasantly surprised. ATI will have to drop their prices now - no doubt. Otherwise NV just stole the game back.
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Mussels
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by: the54thvoid
Based on it's price point thought and W1zz's review, this card will make ATI stop grinning. At UK£150 it's £100 cheaper than a HD5850. I'm pleasantly surprised. ATI will have to drop their prices now - no doubt. Otherwise NV just stole the game back.
assuming there is enough stock, yes. the 460 just got nvidia back in the game.
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#6
robal
While I'm still mad at Nvidia for their corporate BS approach, this thing had a good performance/price ratio.
I hope it will peel ATI's pricing from the ceiling.
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#8
DarthCyclonis
by: Aleksander Dishnica
Is this card better than 5830?
I believe it is slightly faster then the 5830. The 1GB version was I know. I have not read the review for the 768MB version yet.
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#9
Mussels
Moderprator
by: DarthCyclonis
I believe it is slightly faster then the 5830. The 1GB version was I know. I have not read the review for the 768MB version yet.
seems to be in the 5-10% range (for both variants). As far as end users (and not benchers) are concerned, its basically identical.
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#10
Aleksander
GTX 460 better than GTX 465???!!!
Wow, nvidia finally made it through this time for real!
I just hope that ati 5830 and 5850 prices drop dramatically ;)
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#11
dir_d
460 1GB card sure looks good in SLI
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#12
newtekie1
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by: Mussels
i'd like to see what GPU they're competing against here - from what i've seen, these cards are pretty much a perfect match for the 5830
While the 4x thing is totally exagerated, it does perform right with the HD5870 in Unigine, and right with the HD5850 in Metro2033. Those are really the only things we have with heavy amount of tessellation to give us an idea what future DX11 titles will do.

I'm sure the 4x number came from some in house benchmark they wrote themselves that is so extreme in tessellation only with no other rendering going on so the HD5830 got 0.1FPS and the GTX460 got 0.4FPS, but only for 1ms...:laugh:
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#13
lism
It took a pretty long while before nvidia had an answer against ati's 5xxx products.
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#14
OnBoard
by: Mussels
i'd like to see what GPU they're competing against here - from what i've seen, these cards are pretty much a perfect match for the 5830
It's 5830 (* end of page) http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/product-geforce-gtx-460-uk.html

by: newtekie1
I'm sure the 4x number came from some in house benchmark they wrote themselves that is so extreme in tessellation only with no other rendering going on so the HD5830 got 0.1FPS and the GTX460 got 0.4FPS, but only for 1ms...:laugh:
Nope, Microsoft DirectX 11 SDK subd11 tessellation test with maximum tessellation level set
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#15
WarhammerTX
If it would match a 5850 Id bite at that price otherwise Ill wait to see if the ati cards drop in price. I see no since in upgrading right now if it matches a 5830
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#16
xtremesv
GTX465 is 1 ½ months old and is already obsolete.
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#17
El_Mayo
Why is this better than the GTX 465?
It logically doesn't make sense to me
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#18
newtekie1
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by: El_Mayo
Why is this better than the GTX 465?
It logically doesn't make sense to me
I think the higher memory bandwidth on the GTX460 is what is allowing it to keep up with the GTX465.
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El_Mayo
by: newtekie1
I think the higher memory bandwidth on the GTX460 is what is allowing it to keep up with the GTX465.
Well now there's absolutely NO incentive to sell the GTX 465 now is there

They should drop prices on them or something :D
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#21
OnBoard
by: WarhammerTX
If it would match a 5850 Id bite at that price otherwise Ill wait to see if the ati cards drop in price. I see no since in upgrading right now if it matches a 5830
Id does if you overclock it to 800MHz or buy one of those max factory overclocked ones :)
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#22
El_Mayo
by: OnBoard
Id does if you overclock it to 800MHz or buy one of those max factory overclocked ones :)
But then the 5850 can be overclocked as well :D:D
I hate to admit it but the GTX 460 is a good card
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#23
OnBoard
by: El_Mayo
But then the 5850 can be overclocked as well :D:D
True, but it's not fair to overclock the much more expensive card and compare then :)
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