GeForce GTX 460 vs GeForce GTX 470

Tuned up GeForce GTX 460 Platinum Sonic

Palits GeForce GTX 460 Platinum Sonic in is overclocked via manufacturer and within computer games it can compete with a GeForce GTX 470.

The 3D performance of a conventional GeForce GTX 460 is already great, but Palit puts the Sonic-Platinum to a different level. The graphics chip of the performance graphics card runs at 800 GMT, 125MHz faster than Nvidia planned. In addition the 1.0GB GDDR5 RAM, clocked at 2000MHz works a good 10 per cent faster. In current 3D-Games the £180.00 GeForce GTX 460 Sonic Platinum delivers an average 15 per cent higher frame rate and is almost as fast as the more expensive GeForce GTX 470.

The Electricity consumption of the GeForce GTX 460 during Gaming is in average 123 Watts – 10 Watts more than normal clocked GeForce 460 versions. During the Furmark load tests the consumption was 166 Watts. The graphics cooling fan got to a noisy disturbing Sone 2 to cool the Grafikship. In test the temperature reached 75C. The graphics chip cooler rpm can be tweaked with afterburner tools to reduce the noise of the cooling fan. In Windows mode the graphics card runs with 17 watts, as economic as any standard GeForce GTX 460 and as well very silent with 0.4 Sone.

Palit delivers the almost 19 cm long dual-slot card with nothing more than a PCIe power adapter. A maximum of two displays simultaneously can be used with the GTX 460 Sonic Platinum. Other connectors are two dual-link DVI connectors, an HDMI connector and a VGA output. The GeForce GTX 460 Sonic Platinum is an additional £20.00 very worthwhile compared with the standard models of the GTX 460.

Manufacturer: Palit, connections: 2x DL-DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA, 2x 6-pin Power Splitter, Shader cores / TMUs / ROPs: 336 / 56 / 32, Price £180.00 excl VAT and Delivery.

Product Details:

Manufacturer: PALIT
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Model Number:NE5X460HF1102
Package Type: Retail
Manufacturer Warranty:2 Years
Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
Interface: PCI Express 2.0
Video Memory: 1GB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Engine Clock: 800MHz
Memory Clock: 4000MHz (2000MHz GDDR5)
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Stream Processing Units: 336
Max. Resolution: 2560×1600
Connectors: VGA, HDMI, 2x DVI-I
DirectX Support: 11.0
OpenGL Support: 4.0
Compatible OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Gross Weight (Kg): 0.88Kg
Special Features: Microsoft DirectX11 support
NVIDIA PhysX technology
NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready
NVIDIA CUDA technology
OpenCL Support
OpenGL 4.0 Optimization and Support
NVIDIA GeForce Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
Package Contents:Quick Installation Guide
Driver CD
Power Splitter (2x4pin to 6pin)

Michael Rentmeister, Mesh Technology Ltd

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