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EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SC SLI Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:47 pm

EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SC SLI Video Card Review

On Monday we showed you in our NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 video card launch article that the GTX 460 is the best performing DirectX 11 graphics card for under $229. When EVGA called us and asked us to review a pair of their EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SuperClocked video cards in SLI we jumped at the chance. Read on to see what a pair of GTX 460 768MB video cards can do when run in SLI!

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EVGA has done a superb job with the GeForce GTX 460 768MB SuperClocked edition video card. They took the NVIDIA reference design that we loved so much in our launch review and tweaked it by giving it even higher clock speeds. This give the GeForce GTX 460 768MB even more horse power for gaming and that is something you can never have enough of. They also back the model that we tested with a limited lifetime warranty, so if the card should ever fail in the years to come you won't be left high and dry with a dead card and empty pockets. The EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SuperClocked video card was found to be 6-11% faster than the NVIDIA reference design. This is a significant performance difference and for not having to mess with any software it was really nice for those that just want to install some video cards and not having to mess with overclocking software.



Article Title: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SC SLI Video Card Review
Article URL: http://legitreviews.com/article/1364/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $219.99 shipped
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SC SLI Video Card Review

Postby XstollieX » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:58 pm

Umm, Wow! They did a hell of a job with the GTX460's! Scaling and overall performance is impressive to say the least.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SC SLI Video Card Review

Postby pwcmed » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:09 pm

Man this card is a beast. I might have to replace my 4870's with a pair of these.

When is Nvidia's response to ATI's Eyenfinity suppose to come out?
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SC SLI Video Card Review

Postby Sttm » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:11 pm

The overclocked conclusion part made me roll my eyes. 7%, 3 FPS, Significant :) I wonder if the performance gain is really worth it compared to the increase in power consumption and the stress its putting on the card.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SC SLI Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:56 am

Sttm wrote:The overclocked conclusion part made me roll my eyes. 7%, 3 FPS, Significant :) I wonder if the performance gain is really worth it compared to the increase in power consumption and the stress its putting on the card.


Hey anything over 5% is significant and in really tough benchmarks you can actually see the difference... You run Heaven 2.1 at 1920x1200 with everything on high and you can see the difference with the card at stock (factory overclock) and then our manual overclock. I promise!
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SC SLI Video Card Review

Postby jnanster » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:50 am

Great Review Apo.
Jeeze, that 41.7 at 19x12 in Aliens vs Predator kinda says it all.
I wasn't expecting that.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SC SLI Video Card Review

Postby stereo55 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:00 am

Nice write up Nate ,Thx .

May give up my 275's and go with a pair of these or the 1gb version .
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SC SLI Video Card Review

Postby gwolfman » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:59 am

Thanks! Not a bad setup.

Very nice. I'd like to see how the 1GB version change the numbers... :)
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SC SLI Video Card Review

Postby Sttm » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:27 pm

I think im going to go with the Palit version though, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814261076. 1gb ram, factory overclocked to 800/1600 for $249.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SC SLI Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:39 pm

Sttm wrote:I think im going to go with the Palit version though, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814261076. 1gb ram, factory overclocked to 800/1600 for $249.


Might want to check out their RMA process to make sure it is up to par. Last time I heard they were paying a guy in the US to do it from his garage and was a solo operation. Not sure how that is flying today. They haven't had any contact with Legit Reviews in well over a year since they closed down in the USA and then re-opened just recently. Also what is their warranty? 2 years, but you have to register and keep the original receipt?

http://www.palit.biz/main/rma.php?lang=us

A company that leaves the US and then outsources their RMA department kinda worries me. Just being honest and not picking on Palit. I love their designs, but their warranty and RMA seems lacking compared to other companies.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SC SLI Video Card Review

Postby Pancakez » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:45 pm

Thank you so much for writing this review it helped so much! I was thinking about getting a evga gtx 460 but it was up in the air... now it is certain! xD
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SC SLI Video Card Review

Postby trucz » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:54 am

pretty good for the price.
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