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ZOTAC Introduces GeForce GTX 460 with 2 GB GDDR5 Memory

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  1. btarunr

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    ZOTAC International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today announces the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 2GB - the first ZOTAC graphics card powered by NVIDIA Fermi architecture with 2 GB of graphics memory. The new ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 2 GB delivers best-in-class performance with unmatched features for a superior gaming experience gamers can rely on.

    High-resolution gaming receives a performance boost with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 2 GB and the large 2GB graphics memory. Paired with an ultra-wide 256-bit memory interface, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 2 GB can communicate between the GPU and 2 GB of graphics memory at lightning-fast speeds to transfer ultra-quality textures for phenomenal in-game details that blur the line between the virtual world and reality.

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    “PC gaming is always at the forefront of visual realism and continues to push the limits of hardware. Our latest ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 2GB gives gamers that want maximum detail and quality settings an extra performance edge that lets them enjoy stunning details with smooth frame rates,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International.

    The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 2GB graphics card features maximum connectivity flexibility with four digital output connectors – dual dual-link DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort – for compatibility with all current digital display standards. A DVI-to-VGA adapter is included with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 2GB for users with analog VGA displays.

    A complete copy of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is included with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 2GB to let users instantly take advantage of the available graphics power. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands places gamers in control of the Prince to save the kingdom of Azad in an epic adventure with beautiful visuals and classic Prince of Persia game play.

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    meh bunch of PR crap
     
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    might be nice to see 2x2gb on a dual GTX460 card, given at least then you'd have the horsepower to justify the extra memory, but on this calibre card 1gb is plenty.
     
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    An extra gig on a GTX 460 really isn't worth it.

    Though the power backed behind that 2 GB is decent with a 460, i still wouldn't go for it.
     
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    they should double the 470/480 memory instead :p
     
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    Wasn't expecting this one...
    2GB? On a 460? Yeah, I completely agree with The Don.
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    The 460 probably sells the most out of the series, it's a great performance card for the money, i wouldn't be surprised if they made one with 4GB's on board.:laugh:
     
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    Without a doubt that if anyone would be paying attention to W1zzard's reviews on the GTX 460, they would know that, but I think the marketing departments are also watching this and are already piggy-back riding on the 460's fame, for obvious reasons. Still, they shouldn't be neglecting the remaining cards, although not as good in terms of value, but they're still powerful cards. On the red team there's the HD 5850, but still there are people that buy HD 5870s.
    The thing is if they keep adding more and more RAM onto the card, the price will also rise (obviously), but the benefit will be almost none, taking all of the initial 460 goodness away. I also know this will be targeted for those people that don't know as much about HW as we do, hence thinking 2GB will have a bigger increase in performance. 1GB seems plenty for today's screens (even mine), 4GB is just...man, I can't even describe it...
     
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    anyone remember in the days of the 9600GT when 512mb was its base configuration, one company was game enough to release a 2gb variant lol, I think it was MSI... but I could be wrong. 1gb then was understandable, but 2gb for a 9600GT? marketing ftw.
     
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    As of now 1GB is enough for most people and most configurations. And i think(as well as most of us) that if you're going to throw extra memory on a card, it should be the ones that will actually be taking advantage of that memory to a good extent.(which are the higher end cards with more power of course)

    But as said, people who don't understand hardware that well don't understand that it's a balance of both power and memory, and that just because a card has more memory, doesn't mean it's going to actually make a difference. But of course companies feed off of that lack of knowledge and exploit it by telling you ''omfg!!1, our best card yet!!! with 4GB of memory on board!11'' so then people buy into in and think that they have one of the best cards ever created.

    It's sad, but it's marketing that puts money in there pockets a lot of the time.
     
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    lol CDdude back about a year ago at a massive lan, the guy next to me had GTX285 SLi and I had 2x double memory GTX260's (1792mb each) and we had a bench off, the only one that I won was crysis with 16xAA on lol, I had to throw in something that would clock over 1gb memory useage :p

    also this guy was running all stock with the 285's and the Q9650, whereas me, as the avid TPU'er had an i7 @ 4.2 and heavily oc'd 260's.

    back to the point tho, I could understand going for a double memory card if it needs to last you 3-5 years or so, I've still got one of my 1792mb 260's and I plan on using it for years to come.
     
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    A GTX 260 is still a good card, and i think it's a great idea to keep it. ;)

    I think that if you want a card to last, you shouldn't just go with a card that has more memory, it's got to have the power backed behind that to power those games throughout all those years, and for a lower end card, that's just not gonna happen.
     
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    Yeah thats the thing, I went with the 1gb 9600GT becuase I still have that too, and 1gb will serve it better than 512mb.

    The reason I went with the double mem 260 is becuase, sure maybe the whole extra 896mb isn't that usefull, but maybe 100-200mb if it will come in handy tho, and to me that counts. and as you say, its got a bit of power to back it too.
     
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    All this negativity...sigh. 1 GB is OK. 2 GB is OK. It definitely DOESN'T hurt to have extra RAM, especially if you're rendering at really high resolutions. :)
     
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    Right but generally if you're trying to game at a high resolution, you are relying on a beefy video card to push that game at that high resolution. So in that case, 2GB is fairly useful on a powerful enough video cards to game with on a high resolution. With cards like this, you're really not going to be buying it to play your games maxed out at 1920x1200, as the extra memory is also pushing up the cost for a standard 1GB GTX 460, where in which you could just spend the extra cash and instead go with something like a 5850 or GTX 470 that will in fact have the available power to push the game at a high setting as well as at a res like 1920x1200 and still get a playable frame rate out of it all as opposed to a card like this where it throws extra memory your way, but doesn't have a whole lot of power to really do anything with it at resolutions that would actually take advantage of the memory. It's just not worth it to buy something like this in most cases.
     
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    i think nv is aware the dead threat of barts now......staff more ram before it gets hurt :D
     
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    this isnt Nvidia's idea, its ZOTAC's.

    and if AMD are planning the two barts cards against the 768mb and 1gb GTX460, Nvidia has still left shaders locked and clock headroom to remain competitive there too.

    the next few months will be interesting for the gfx card world :D
     
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    it hurts your wallet for no performance gain.

    i could double the ram in my PC, but it wont make the CPU any faster... same applies with GPU's and video memory.
     
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    I'm interested to see what a pair of these can do in SLI. I bet that config has the power to make use much more than 1GB.
     
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    Anyone else notice it's got an intel stock cooler under the shroud?
     
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    Lot's of recent graphics cards are using this kind of heatsink. Mine, for example.
    I guess it's because it's efficient and cheap to make...
     

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