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Gainward Designs Overclocked GTX 460 Graphics Card with Double Memory

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Gainward is working on an upper-mid range graphics card based on the newly released NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 graphics processor, with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit wide memory interface, and some factory-overclocked speeds. It is branded under Gainward's GOOD Golden Sample marker. That card uses Gainward's own design PCB and cooling solution. The red PCB is of the same length as the reference PCB, but holds four display connectors (any two can be used simultaneously), that include two DVI, one D-Sub, and HDMI. Based on the 40 nm GF104 GPU, Gainward's card has clock speeds of 700 MHz core (vs. 675 MHz reference), 1400 MHz CUDA core, and 900 MHz (3600 MHz effective) memory. It is likely to cost over 210 EUR.

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    Source: TechConnect Magazine
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  2. Completely Bonkers New Member

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    I wonder if the 2GB memory footprint improves performance at 2560x1600 or with a dual-screen setup?

    And would a 2GB setup kill an XP 32bit based PC with just 2GB system RAM (due to screen shadowing/mirroring)?
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    Safest tech prediction of 2010......:)


    It'll be the GTA IV budget gamers card of choice with 2Gb.....
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    why on earth people would still be using a 32bit OS and using this type of hardware is beyond me.

    32bit only OS's need to die.


    edit: yes, it would slaughter your RAM. You'd have no DX10/11 support either.
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    because they can. . . . . . same reason people still use AGP cards.

    wait till 3GB and 6GB cards hit.
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    They need to drop the D-sub and put a displayport on there. This is a Golden Sample enthusiast card after all, the D-sub is entirely superfluous especially if the DVI has analog output anyway.
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    A nVidia with a red PCB? :twitch:
    Dunno why, but that just sounds/looks weird to me...just...doesn't seem right...
    Anyway, to me, this just seems like a desperate attempt to piggyback on the GTX460's fame and try to stretch it to the other market ranges... :shadedshu
    Wonder if it will work...
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    agreed, high end models with antique connectors? why?
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    I hate how palit/gainward are always using renders now for their product images, even on newegg. It hides how cheap the plastic actually looks.
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    I don't see how an extra 1gb of memory is going to make a difference. Time and time again when using a memory bus of 256 bits and lower it has shown it makes very little to no difference at all.
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    Is a gainward a good brand and do they sell at newegg?

    this could be the 460 i am looking for to get before the end of the year, i always wanted a 2gb video card.
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    With only 256bit bus, it won't perform much better than the 1gb version.
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    alot of HDTV's still use the Dsub connector im guessing this is why they chose to keep it on there
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    It's pretty much only for GTA at this point... maybe 2560x1600 with all the filters for some other games.... but if you can afford that res you're running a 480 or 2 GB 5870.
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    Gainward is using red PCB ever since i can remember. All their cards that i've seen or owned had red PCB.
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    MSi also have used red pcb on their nvidia cards
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    older games, ones that refuse to run on 64bit OS
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    Like Dune II and Wolfenstein 3-D?
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    That extra 1GB for the GTX 460, IMO is a waste. The 2GB would have rocked for a GTX 470 or above.
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    Gainward cards aren't very popular here. Also, most of them sold here are ATI, that conveniently have red colored PCBs...
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    no offense, but that is crap

    it wasnt the answer he was looking for,

    to use such new and powerfull hardware on a 10yr old OS is just wack imo

    build a 100$ rig then you can fire that up for whenever you need to play pacman
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    Every HDTV should at least have on HDMI input. That's what I use for my PC... a cable that is HDMI on one end and DVI on the other.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    2GB for extra Antialising resources. Oh yes!:pimp:

    I have to say that I have managed to run ALL older games on Win 7-64! (they didn'r run on Vista 64, so...): Quake (Gl), even 3Dfx Glide games like NFS2, Motorhead, One Must Fall, Terminal Velocity, Shadow Warrior, Drakan, etc, etc. I also love those old games too :))
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    Meh ...

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