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GTX 460 Green Edition

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by Aleksander, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Aleksander

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    Hi guys!
    I was watching galaxy site and come by an interesting card
    Nvidia GTX 460 Green edition
    http://www.galaxytech.com/en/productview.aspx?id=335
    It only requires 1 6-pin connector so it uses less electricity
    Are these green editions so good as they "look"???
    It looks a bit suspicious, i mean, the card must use less power than normal
    and the performance should drop by a good margin
    All opinions and suggestions welcomed! :toast:
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Hmm, I definitely wouldn't risk it on a generic 350W PSU...

    The power requirement for the normal 460 (not green edition) is 450W minimum and the green edition only consumes 10% less power.
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    It will more than likely be clocked lower to keep power down as with all green editions, though I am intrigued where the performance of this is going to be.
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    No, i am just asking for curiosity
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    If it helps any .....

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    Run with this
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    But that's a non-green underclocked to 675 core from 720.

    Here's my card at stock clocks
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    All settings were the same in each run. It's about 4.6% margin faster over the green edition in retrospect when clocking a non green card to green clocks.
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    Performance wise, they always turn the clocks down a notch, so yeah, it'll be weaker than the reference. I'm just not sure by how much will there be a difference.
    As for power consumption, 450 Watts min. with at least 24 Amps in the 12V rail. Doesn't look very "Green", but considering it's a fermi...might be...
    Sure looks nice, though.
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    gtx 460 = 155w furmark

    shouldnt be a big problem to achieve <150w
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    the link in the OP takes me to the GTS450 super oc card, I think this is the link you want;

    http://www.galaxytech.com/en/productview.aspx?id=334

    and that's just Nvidia reference clocks for a GTX460, not underclocked at all, its just that most cards from all the board partners are pre-overclocked given there is so much headroom there.
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    not bad, but i wanna see how much it can actually OC when it's a Green card xD
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    For the green one it says 400W power supply
    I mean in galaxy site
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    Uhm, pretty sure I'm reading 450W.
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Don't be fooled, just because it uses only 1 6-pin that doesn't mean anything. From what I've seen the standard GTX460 could get away with using a single 6-pin anyway.

    Performance shouldn't drop at all really, as it uses reference clocks, actually the memory seems to be clocked a little beyond reference speeds. They more than likely just lowered the voltages on the core and memory, which would easily lower the power consumption 10%, but where the difference is going to be felt is the overclocking headroom. I bet these cards overclock like shat compared to standard GTX460s. Personally, I'd just buy a standard GTX460 and lower the core voltage with Afterburner to achieve the same results.
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    yeah that sounds better, i would get a TGT and underclock the hell out of it, if i wanted to save power that is..
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    If, for example, any of you lowers the voltage, can than make the card be used with only 1 6-pin???
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    No, the second 6-pin is always required. The card checks to make sure it is plugged in, even if it isn't technically needed.

    I'm actually using one of these with my GTX460 as we speak: APEVIA 1 to 2 6pin PCI Express converter Model CVT...
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