Friday, November 5th 2010

NVIDIA Designs New GTX 460 SE Variant with 288 CUDA Cores, 256-bit Memory

NVIDIA is designing a new variant of its GeForce GTX 460 graphics processor, the GeForce GTX 460 SE. Based on the 40 nm GF104 silicon, it's positioned below the GTX 460 768 MB. It has 288 CUDA cores (6/8 streaming multiprocessors enabled, compared to 7/8 on the other GTX 460 variants), but uses the complete 256-bit wide memory interface, with GDDR5 memory. The GPU and memory are clocked at 650/1300 MHz DDR, compared to 670/1350 MHz DDR on the other GTX 460 variants. No information regarding pricing/availability is available.

Source: Heise
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32 Comments on NVIDIA Designs New GTX 460 SE Variant with 288 CUDA Cores, 256-bit Memory

#1
wahdangun
i hope its not gonna end up like 9600 GT fiasco where we have plethora SKU and each new SKU the card got crippled
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#2
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
I was just thinking, with less of the core active this may clock better than existing GF104's, making it perhaps the ideal folding card, as Iv'e heard folding@home won't take advantage of over 256 CUDA cores.
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
wolf said:
I was just thinking, with less of the core active this may clock better than existing GF104's, making it perhaps the ideal folding card, as Iv'e heard folding@home won't take advantage of over 256 CUDA cores.
It definitely takes advantage of more than 256 SPs. My GTX470@1630MHz nets me just under 16,000 PPD while the GTX460@1760MHz only nets about 11,000 PPD. There is no way the GTX470 would be pumping out more PPD if it was limitted to 256 SPs, the only explaination for the higher PPD is the extra SPs. I think that limitation might have been on the GPU2 client, but not the GPU3 client.
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#4
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
newtekie1 said:
It definitely takes advantage of more than 256 SPs. My GTX470@1630MHz nets me just under 16,000 PPD while the GTX460@1760MHz only nets about 11,000 PPD. There is no way the GTX470 would be pumping out more PPD if it was limitted to 256 SPs, the only explaination for the higher PPD is the extra SPs. I think that limitation might have been on the GPU2 client, but not the GPU3 client.
cheers mate, good to know. misinformation is the gossip of teh interwebs.
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#5
Initialised
[I.R.A]_FBi said:
whats it competing with?
GTX460 768MB by the looks of things *meh*
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#6
yogurt_21
looks odd like they had a bunch of bungled gtx 460 1024's and saw this as a way of salvage. defiently looks like it'll put the gts450 in a tight spot though.
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#7
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
Shit Edition
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