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Zotac Readies Non-Reference GTX 460 with 2 GB Memory

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Zotac is yet another AIC up with a GeForce GTX 460 based graphics card that features double the memory size, with its new 2 GB GDDR5 model. Zotac's new card uses a non-reference design PCB, and makes use of a slightly modified Accelero TwinTurbo Pro VGA cooler from Arctic. Featuring the same configuration as the 1 GB model, the card places 16 GDDR5 memory chips across a 256-bit wide memory interface to achieve that capacity.

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That card looks pretty bad ass, though running 2 in SLi would be a little bit of a challenge.
 

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Looks cool but abit too much for a GTX 460. They could have released a GTX 480 or something with 2GB memory and Arctic Cooling.
 
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Come to think of it, why hasn't anyone released a GTX 480 w/ 2gb memory and AC cooler?

But I agree, that 460 looks badass.
 

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Come to think of it, why hasn't anyone released a GTX 480 w/ 2gb memory and AC cooler?

But I agree, that 460 looks badass.
A GTX 480 w/ 2GB and an AC cooler would definitely be a hit!
 

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A GTX 480 w/ 2GB and an AC cooler would definitely be a hit!
I like the Zotac Amp edition with the Zalman cooler personally.

And I might be wrong here, but I believe if they wanted to add more memory to the GTX480 it would have to be moved up from the current 1.5GB to 3GB, I don't think 2GB is possible with the 384-bit memory bus.
 

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I like the Zotac Amp edition with the Zalman cooler personally.

And I might be wrong here, but I believe if they wanted to add more memory to the GTX480 it would have to be moved up from the current 1.5GB to 3GB, I don't think 2GB is possible with the 384-bit memory bus.

Lets just hope they make the GTX 485 or 495 with 3GB of VRAM then. :rockout:
 
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Yea, that would be a killer. Haven't seen any non-reference GTX 480s except for Zotac's Amp, dunno why vendors wouldn't just stick a AC cooler on top.
 
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Zotac,

Got the cooling, got the memory, but you forgot to put the second 460 chip on there...
 

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Zotac,

Got the cooling, got the memory, but you forgot to put the second 460 chip on there...
That it will, this Xmas (GTX 490, 2x full-GF104).
 
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WOW, the card is wide haha. Glad to see more 2gb cards, i am now going to buy a 2gb version.
 
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it's awesome, two of them on SLI beat any single card
 
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i bet that this new GTX460 will kick GTX470's ass and less price than GTX470
 
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As cool as this thing looks, I really don't think it's going to beat a 470. Especially since most 470s can OC to 480 level anyways.