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EVGA Unveils GeForce GTX 460 2WIN Dual-GPU Graphics Card

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    It looks like EVGA isn't waiting for GeForce GTX 590, and is releasing its own dual-GPU graphics card to challenge Radeon HD 6990. Being released about 12 days ahead of GTX 590, EVGA's new GeForce GTX 460 2WIN could be a tad bit late to the market, considering it was first shown to the world back in January, at this year's CES event. The EVGA GTX 460 2WIN is a dual-GPU graphics card that uses two GeForce GTX 460 GPUs with 1 GB of memory each, for an SLI on a stick solution.

    The EVGA GTX 460 2WIN (2WIN sounds like "twin"), uses clock speeds of 700 MHz core, and 900 MHz (3600 MHz GDDR5 effective) memory. Each GF104 chip has 336 CUDA cores enabled, totaling the CUDA core count to 672. The card is cooled by an in-house cooler by EVGA, it uses a large heatsink that is ventilated by three 80 mm fans. Power is drawn from two 8-pin PCI-E power connectors. Display outputs include three DVI and one mini-HDMI, you can run a 3-display NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround setup with just one of these cards, without needing a second one.

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    EVGA also let out its own performance figures for the card, in which the card was put through 3DMark 11 and Unigine Heaven, where the card scored about 5~10% faster than the EVGA GeForce GTX 580. EVGA did not disclose pricing or availability.

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  2. btarunr

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    Many Thanks to ebolamonkey3 for the tip.
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    God dam thats a nice looking card :O



    anyone one to buy my MSI forzr 2 GTX 560 lol... only has a 700mhz core clock?? wonder if they can be clocked to 1000mhz...



    EDIT:
    just realised this is a GTX460 not 560 :(
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    How long is she oO ?
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    Would have been better if it was 2 GTX Ti 560's but thats a nice looking card, the HD6990 should have been designed like that :)
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    wery, wery interesting, but the maint thing is price, if price is little less then 2x460 this is one BIG bang for $!
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    that is a great looking card. 460 SLI is still up there with any of the newer cards. Any word on pricing?
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    great evga, now go make a twin 560.
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    Why didnt they just put 2 560s in that... I can't imagine this selling very well with 2 last gen gpus
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    Well, the 560 and 460 are socket compatible, so if you want to get creative in the comfort of your own home... :p
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    An EVGA rep confirmed on the forums that this does not have quad sli support - Meaning you can't have 2 of these. The reason the SLI connector was left on was because they were eager to get this out. Sloppy.
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    beat 6990 i didn't think so
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    they're probably just trying to drop gtx460 supplies
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    yup great way to get rid of older chips, now if this hits the market less than $400 it will kick ass. I wonder if there are lower or higher binned chips, if it clocks well i might just get one and sell my 275.
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    My reaction to seeing this thread title:

    "WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!?!?"

    I'd SO buy one of these things if I didn't already have my 580.
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    That and when the 460 was out and rumors of NV making a dual GPU card, folks were all abuzz about dualie 460s. Course without SLI for quad this kinda renders this just a big hunk of silicon for people without SLI boards.

    Still, being a 460 owner and one who still loves his 104...I award this board a..giggty!

    Long board tho, wouldn't fit in my rig. Shame it didn't come out before 5 series launched.
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    i think i see 2x8pin connectors, if the VRM is stout this might come home with me.
    Excellent for people with 3 monitors, shit im all excited now lol.
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    mmmh and you can sli this fucker :D
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    I think you mean can't.

    What I'd be interested in is overclock performance, like what's it do at 850-900 on the cores.
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    Yes Nvidia missed a big train back in the 4xx days. They should have released this back then and monetized on the triple monitor crowds with their (3d)surround tech. Instead they left the entire market to ati. Some people will say that that market is miniscule and they would be right. It is small now but the trend is that it will increase in the future and an early head-start is always beneficial.
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    nvidia saw 400 series short lifespan, they were prioritizing 500 series back then, giving less effort to the 400
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    I like your pic much more now Bjorn, hahahahah what an irony.

    on topic: very swexsie cards, EVGA and the white one! But I really don't see (any) market for dual cards if it is not the top of the pops, because buyers are rich freaks period. Not the clever crowds that will maybe SLI *after* some time and add a 2nd card to their setup.

    I don't know, maybe also for the micro ATX or mini ATX boards with just one PCI-E slot... !?
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    Rumor is that it looks like it won't support SLI. At least that is what they are saying on the EVGA Forums. Which leaves me with the question of two things.....

    1. if it doesn't support SLI what's the point considering the price of it.

    2. Why have the SLI connector on the side if there will be no SLI support???
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    no....can.....look at the pictures....why would there be a sli finger if you could'nt sli it?

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