Gainward GeForce GTX 460 SE 1 GB

Gainward GeForce GTX 460 SE 1 GB

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GTX 460 SE Review Introduction



Last week NVIDIA quietly released their GeForce GTX 460 SE. According to NVIDIA, GTX 460 SE is designed to give a good price-performance level without compromising on memory amount or bandwidth. It retains 1 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit wide memory interface of the GTX 460 1 GB variant, but has a lower CUDA core count of 288. Clock speeds on the GeForce GTX 460 SE are slightly lower, too.

We talked to several board partners about the GeForce GTX 460 SE and they say that consumers are mostly ignoring the 768 MB GTX 460 due to the reduced memory size and demand an affordable 1 GB GTX 460, which materialized as the GeForce GTX 460 SE.



Architecturally speaking, NVIDIA has disabled a second SM block when compared to the other GTX 460 versions. In return for this decrease in performance, the GTX 460 SE features 1 GB memory which means that the full memory controller is used resulting in higher bandwidth for the GPU of the GTX 460 SE.

Specs-wise Gainward's GeForce GTX 460 SE is a full implementation of the reference design, but Gainward has designed their own PCB and cooling solution to go with the card. Gainward is very close to Palit and focuses on the European market while Palit operates globally - both companies are using the same graphics card designs.

Radeon
HD 5770
Radeon
HD 5830
GeForce
GTX 275
GeForce
GTX 460 SE
GeForce
GTX 460
GeForce
GTX 460
GeForce
GTX 465
GeForce
GTX 285
Radeon
HD 5850
GeForce
GTX 470
Radeon
HD 5870
GeForce
GTX 480
Shader units 800112024028833633635224014404481600480
ROPs161628322432323232403248
GPUJuniperCypressGT200GF104GF104GF104GF100GT200CypressGF100CypressGF100
Transistors1040M2154M1404M1950M1950M1950M3200M1404M2154M3200M2154M3200M
Memory Size1024 MB 1024 MB 896 MB 1024 MB768 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB 1024 MB1280 MB1024 MB1536 MB
Memory Bus Width 128 bit 256 bit 448 bit 256 bit 192 bit 256 bit 256 bit 512 bit 256 bit 320 bit 256 bit 384 bit
Core Clock850 MHz 800 MHz 602 MHz 648 MHz 675 MHz 675 MHz 607 MHz 648 MHz 725 MHz 607 MHz 850 MHz 700 MHz
Memory Clock1200 MHz 1000 MHz 1107 MHz 850 MHz 900 MHz 900 MHz 802 MHz 1242 MHz 1000 MHz 837 MHz 1200 MHz 924 MHz
Price$140$190$230$160$160$200$215$250$260$260$360$450
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