Nvidia intros GeForce GTX 460 SE with less CUDA cores

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Hoping to snag a GTX 460 1GB for the price of a 768MB model? Nvidia has just what you're looking for. The GPU-maker has introduced its GTX 460 SE, which packs 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM for the same cost as the GTX 460 768MB. What's the catch? Well, its graphics clock has been cut by 25MHz, its processor clock was lowered by 50MHz, and its memory runs 100MHz slower. Additionally, the SE loses 48 CUDA cores over the standard 1GB and 768MB models.

GeForce GTX 460
1GB
GeForce GTX 460
768MB
GeForce GTX 460 SE
1GB
CUDA Cores 336 336 288
Graphics Clock 675MHz 675MHz 650MHz
Processor Clock 1,350MHz 1,350MHz 1,300MHz
Memory Clock 1800MHz 1800MHz 1700MHz
Memory Interface 256-bit 192-bit 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 115.2GB/s 86.4GB/s 108.8GB/s

It isn't a completely new card, but it does give consumers another option in the GTX 460 range: more memory for less horsepower. Nvidia says the SE performs similarly to the GTX 460 768MB, except it's better for applications that are memory bandwidth intensive (256-bit interface versus 192-bit), while the GTX 460 768MB is better equipped to tackle shader or tessellation-heavy workloads. Overall, both cards provide a similar gaming experience, so you can't go wrong.


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