Zotac GeForce GTX 460

Zotac offers four different graphics cards with nVidia’s GeForce GTX 460 GPU with this particular variant retailing for US $250

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Zotac GeForce GTX 460 Zotac's GTX 460 employs a dual-slot cooler
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  December 20, 2010

The card features a PCI-E interface and thus also supports nVidia’s SLI multi-GPU technology. The GPU itself runs at nVidia’s recommended frequency of 675MHz whereas the 1GB of GDDR5 memory runs at 3600MHz.

If you want more firepower however Zotac also offers an AMP! Edition card that features a GPU and memory that run at 810MHz and 4000MHz respectively. The downside is that extra juice will cost you.

On the interface front the Zotac is fairly feature-rich, you get two DVI ports, one HDMI port and a DisplayPort connector. The card also ships with DVI to D-Sub converters so it is safe to say that no matter what connector your display uses, you’ll have no trouble connecting this card to it.

Putting the card to the test the GTX 460 produced competitive numbers, given it is not a pre-overclocked card. Running our Heaven v2.0, H.A.W.X and World in Conflict benchmarks at 1920 x 1200 pixels the card returned scores of 31.5fps, 50fps and 67fps. Given that all these scores are above the 30fps mark you can expect the Zotac to run games without experience-shattering framerate drops. Dropping the resolution to 1680 x 1050 pixels but maintaining very high settings across all the benchmarks, the card produced very impressive figures, suggesting this is the card’s sweet spot.

Verdict:A well-priced DirectX 11 GPU that’s capable of generating fluid graphics at 1680 x 1050 and 1920 x 1200 pixels. Definitely worth a look.

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