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EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1GB FTW Edition review

The fastest GTX 460 you can buy, but not the fastest full stop.

Our Verdict

For

  • Lightening performance
  • Decent price

Against

  • Runs rather hot
  • Not the fastest overclocker

In the GTX 460 FTW Edition EVGA has managed to create the fastest out-of-the-box GeForce GTX 460 on sale.

We've seen many other versions of this fabulous graphics chip, from all the big guns like Asus, MSI and Zotac, and it has been an absolute performance hero across the board. EVGA itself has got several iterations even of just the 768MB version.

Based on the reworked Fermi architecture, the GF 104 GPU powering the GTX 460 is a streamlined version of the chip powering NVIDIA's top graphics card of today, the GTX 480.

Now the GTX 460 has firmly established itself in the pantheon of graphics greats, the overclocked versions are taking centre stage. These tweaked versions of the card allow the different manufacturers to put there own spin on the design.

Some go for advanced cooling, some change some of the extraneous components, while some even go for completely redesigning the PCB the chips sit on.

Here though EVGA has done none of that. Instead it has tested and retested it's stock to find the fastest, most stable versions of the chip and overclocked them to within an inch of their lives.

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerNVIDIA
Chipset ModelGTX 460
HDMIYes
Chipset LineGeForce
Chipset SeriesGTX 400
Maximum Resolution2560 x 1600
Brand NameEVGA
Standard Memory1 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 2.0 x16
HDCP SupportedYes
Bus Width256 bit
Multi-GPU TechnologySLI
RAMDAC Speed400 MHz
Analog SignalYes
Digital SignalYes
Dual Link DVI SupportedYes
DVIYes
Number of DVI Outputs2
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Height111.2 mm
Cooler TypeFan Cooler
Memory TechnologyGDDR5 SDRAM
Form FactorPlug-in Card
Length209.6 mm
ManufacturerEVGA Corporation
Memory Speed3900 MHz
Product Model01G-P3-1380
Product NameGeForce GTX 460 SSC+ Graphics Card
Manufacturer Part Number01G-P3-1380
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.evga.com
Marketing Information

Built from the ground up for DirectX 11, the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 delivers the ultimate next generation gaming experience. With up to 4x the DirectX tessellation performance of the competition*, the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 packs incredible detail and blazing fast frames into your games - without blowing your budget.

Weight (Approximate)907.2 g
API SupportedDirectX 11.0, DirectCompute 5.0, OpenCL, OpenGL 4.0