|NVIDIA GeForce GTX-460 1GB Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 12 July 2010|
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GeForce GTX-460 Partner Products
NVIDIA sells their graphics technology to a large host of add-in card partners (AIC's), and many are expected to take advantage of GTX 460's competitively focused price point. Companies will offer the GTX 460 in both 768MB (192-bit) and 1GB (256-bit) varieties. This section offers a preview at the design implementations used by some of the most popular finished-goods companies:
ASUS ENGTX460 GeForce GTX 460 Video Card
ASUS will immediately launch several versions of the GeForce GTX 460, using their ENGTX460 part number. The ENGTX460-DirectCU-TOP-2DI-768MD5 (above) will use a custom cooling solution loosely based on the original, while the ENGTX460-2DI-768MD5 will maintain the reference cooler design,
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Video Card
NVIDIA's closest AIC is EVGA. Expect two versions of the GTX 460 to be available at launch: 01G-P3-1371-TR shown above uses the same cooling solution seen on the larger GTX 465, while 768-P3-1360-TR maintains a reference design.
Gigabyte GV-N460OC GeForce GTX 460 Video Card
Gigabyte Technology is quickly gaining popularity as an NVIDIA AIC, and they will have their custom-cooled GTX 460 available at launch. Gigabyte GV-N460OC-1GI is their 1GB model (above), while GV-N460OC-768I comes with 768MB GDDR5.
MSI N460GTX GeForce GTX 460 Video Card
MSI, the name known my master overclockers world-wide, will have a 1GB GeForce GTX 460 named N460GTX-CYCLONE-1GD5 (G57-V100699) and a 768MB card named N460GTX-CYCLONE-768D5-OC (G57-V100698) that comes factory overclocked. Both cards feature MSI's 'Cyclone' GPU cooler that loosely resembled the reference design without the plastic shroud.
Zotac Synergy Edition GeForce GTX 460 Video Card
ZOTAC International goes beyond a custom cooling design, and also offers a unique video output selection on their version of the GeForce GTX 460. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 series are the first graphics cards to ship with the new ZOTAC Boost Premium software bundle that features five applications, including vReveal 2.0, Nero Vision Xtra, Cooliris, Kylo and XBMC media center. Look for the ZOTAC Synergy Edition to add DisplayPort to the dual-DVI and HDMI output selection.