Nvidia readying cut-down GeForce GTX 460 for June launch?

By Jos ยท 12 replies
Apr 8, 2010
  1. According to Chinese tech blog Expreview.com, citing "reliable sources", Nvidia is preparing a lower-end addition to its GeForce GTX 400 lineup that could come as soon as June 1 -- just in time for Computex. The third Fermi-based offering will reportedly bear the GeForce GTX 460 name and should go against AMD's Radeon HD 5850 in terms of price and performance.

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  2. Obakemono

    Obakemono TS Rookie Posts: 22

    If this new card is not a massive power hog and heat generator, then I think it will be a good seller if the price is right. Also what is good is the fact the the PCB designs are up to the manufacturers, hence better cooling solutions? I think once non-reference PCBs for the 480/470 start to come out addressing the heat issues then this family of Nvidia cards could end up be great sellers.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,713   +855

    Heat and power. If they can't get those under control with these new nVidia cards, they're dead in the water.
  4. LGraves

    LGraves TS Rookie Posts: 39

    No thanks Nvidia.
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    The 480 is great in the winter, the family can huddle around the computer for warmth.
    But for the summer months, with a higher ambient room temperature, the 480 might just melt.

    This is a smart move on Nvidia's part, when people's 480s finally spontaneously combust, the 460 will be a "cool" replacement.
  6. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    Hmm, 480 is the temperature yes?
  7. From Anandtech

    Idle GPU Temperature

    5870-39C vs 480-51C
    5850-36C vs 470-46C

    Load GPU Temperature - Furmark

    5870-86C vs 480-92C
    5850-76C vs 470-92C

    Idle Power Consumption

    5870-164W vs 480-190W
    5850-163W vs 470-173W

    Load Power Consumption - Furmark

    5870-375W vs 480-479W
    5850-307W vs 470-408W

    Noise Levels ATI wins.

    The Nvidia GTX400 series are OCed cards running to their limits to beat ATI 5800 series by a margin of 10 to 15 percent in performance. ATI 5800 series run cooler, with less power and noice and they can be OCed to match a similar performance.

    No thanks Nvidia I'll stick with ATI for the moment.

  8. HI guys,u know there R plenty of graphic cards here,but since CRYSIS 2 is on its way,which graphic card should be picked so that the game can played in good frame rates?
  9. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,957   +214

    The problem with this card is that even the GTX 470 is equal to the 5850 according to some reviews (others say otherwise so it depends on the tests but still it is not far away...)

    In other words if a GTX 470 is somewhat similar to the 5850 already how is then a GTX 460 supposed to even come close to a 5850?
  10. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    I would've guessed it being between the 5830 and 5850 in both performance/price but they say otherwise /shurg...guess we'll just have to see. Can't wait to see those benchmarks vs ATI especially the sub $200 cards where they've been dominating.

    Hopefully they wont sound like this thou...


    Granted that might be neat if you play a flight sim =) .
  11. vipervoid1

    vipervoid1 TS Rookie

    Oh, no ..
    PLS Nvidia PLS Stop..
    I think u should stop release a GPU now..
    And think how to make a GPU that fast, cool and low power Consumption...
  12. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,373   +166

    This chip makes sense assuming yields are low and there are quite a few defects. This chip will have a third of its cores disabled, which is quite a bit, but is useful salvage.

    I'm sure it will have lower power consumption than the other Fermi cards, but heat will depend on clock speed, and on the IHV's.

    Still, I think it will likely be more successful than the 470 and 480.
  13. thebluemeaner

    thebluemeaner TS Rookie Posts: 64

    Geforce 450 HERE I COME!
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