Tuesday, August 31st 2010

Colorful Unveils GeForce GTX 460 iGame Graphics Card

Colorful has come up with beastly-looking GeForce GTX 460 graphics card, that makes use of a shark-inspired GPU cooler design, coupled with an equally capable VRM design to facilitate a core clock speed of 900 MHz (vs. 675 MHz reference). The Colorful iGame GTX 460 custom-design PCB of the card makes use of a 6+1 phase VRM, with voltage-measure points. With two BIOS EEPROM chips installed, a switch allows users to choose between the two BIOS chips when the system is powered down. Apart from helping maintain two clock and fan profiles, the feature protects against overly-ambitious BIOS modifications by adding some redundancy. Apart from 900 MHz (core), the CUDA cores are clocked at 1800 MHz, and the memory at 1050 MHz (4200 MHz effective).

The cooler makes use of aggressive-looking shroud design that is inspired from shark-fins. Underneath it is a dense aluminum fin array that sits right on top of the GPU. The GPU base has four 8 mm thick heat pipes that make direct contact with the GPU. Two of these heat pipes convey the heat to the main aluminum fin array, and two to a smaller aluminum fin array that is positioned right on top of the VRM area. A backplate decks up the reverse side of the PCB. Colorful will release this card to the Asian market in September.
More pictures follow:


Source: PCPop

Update Sep 28, 2010: We received a review sample for TechPowerUp now and the correct clock speeds are 675/900 in normal mode and 820/1000 in Turbo mode. According to Colorful, the "900 MHz" information was leaked by some 3rd party and never confirmed by the vendor itself.
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49 Comments on Colorful Unveils GeForce GTX 460 iGame Graphics Card

#1
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: btarunr
...900 MHz (core), the CUDA cores are clocked at 1800 MHz, and the memory at 1050 MHz (4200 MHz effective)
Genltlemen, I think he have the fastest stock clocked 460 to date here, wow. :twitch:

these will be absolute weapons in SLi.
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#2
GENTLEMEN
I just misread it as "... GTX 460 iCame ..." :roll: But if they can keep temps and noise in check, I may just be right. :D
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
those little PCI-E extension cables look snazzy
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#4
GENTLEMEN
Liking the black theme, though had the (6pin) cables been sleeved (or colored) black, it would look pretty sweet.
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#5
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: Mussels
those little PCI-E extension cables look snazzy
+1, I think all around this is one snazzy looking card, its a very striking design. the backplate is also a nice touch, I've always been a fan, if not just to protect those hundreds of little odds and bobs on the back of the PCB.
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#6
blu3flannel
This looks verrry beastly, like it could rip someone in half if they pissed it off. Too bad it's only in Asia, I'd consider one or two of these things. :(
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#7
pantherx12
Nice heatsink, it be cool if you can get that after market.
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#8
hat
Maximum Overclocker
iGame
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#9
LAN_deRf_HA
by: Mussels
those little PCI-E extension cables look snazzy
Are you sure you mean snazzy? Are you sure you don't mean plain and generic? I mean I guess it's an interesting feature, but they're unsleeved/shrinked with standard pci-e wire colors.

I would love if tpu reviewed this. I'd say it's competition for a number of more expensive cards... that is if it has overclocking headroom left. Otherwise you might as well save some $$$ and just buy stock.
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#10
KainXS
I forgot all about colorful

that is a nice heatsink:)
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#11
Animalpak
wow impressive ! Two different fans very innovative card !
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#12
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
That thing looks meaty.. best looking 460 yet.. 1050 core clock wth. Brand name 'Colorful' is very chinese-ish entry level but from the looks of their card, definitely surpasses that of inno or palit. Would pose a problem for those who wants to SLi thi card and have pci-ex on close proximity though.

by: Mussels
those little PCI-E extension cables look snazzy
Would look out of place if the user would be using sleeved cables.. would definitely bug the obsessive compulsive.
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#13
cauby
never heard of this brand before and yet they come up out of nowhere with one of the best desgins for a GTX460 I've seen so far.Now they only need to bench it against the PNV GTX460 Beast and see who comes out at the top.
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#15
INSTG8R
Tho I play for the "Red Team" that is one sharp looking card, in looks and specs. Very interested to see how this thing stacks up. I have never heard of Colorful but for a first time look they have definitely impressed me.
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#16
largon
Gotta wonder how nV managed to make GF104 so good scaling and low power with just one metal-silicon revision (A1) whereas GF100 went through three revision just to get to be as power hungry as it is now.
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#17
Ghost
:respect:

Though I'm still waiting to see GX2 460 ;)
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#18
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: largon
Gotta wonder how nV managed to make GF104 so good scaling and low power with just one metal-silicon revision (A1) whereas GF100 went through three revision just to get to be as power hungry as it is now.
adds a lot of promise for A2 and A3 dunnit. with Ati's new series looming they will need to take GF104 to insane heights...

unlock all the sp's, clock it up and slam two on the same pcb already.
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#19
entropy13
by: cauby
never heard of this brand before and yet they come up out of nowhere with one of the best desgins for a GTX460 I've seen so far.Now they only need to bench it against the PNV GTX460 Beast and see who comes out at the top.
Well, you're in the different side of the world.
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#20
Soylent Joe
by: GENTLEMEN
I just misread it as "... GTX 460 iCame ..." :roll: But if they can keep temps and noise in check, I may just be right. :D
As did I my friend, as did I.

This thing looks extremely brutal. Makes me want to sell my 5850 for one :rolleyes:
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#21
JATownes
What does the "Turbo" button do that is located above the HDMI port?
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#22
Mussels
Moderprator
by: JATownes
What does the "Turbo" button do that is located above the HDMI port?
when the system is off, it toggles which BIOS is active on the GPU
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#23
ebolamonkey3
Damn, that is one hot card. I wish they would sell them over here :(
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#25
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
by: largon
Gotta wonder how nV managed to make GF104 so good scaling and low power with just one metal-silicon revision (A1) whereas GF100 went through three revision just to get to be as power hungry as it is now.
It was already scaling well on GF100. Check the review charts
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