Zotac whipping up dual-GPU GTX 460?

By Matthew ยท 86 replies
Oct 26, 2010
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  1. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Dual GPU Nvidia cards are a boon to those of us who use AMD CPUs but prefer Nvidia graphic cards. Currently, our only multi-GPU option is Crossfire with ATI cards. My last AMD board with SLI was back in the Socket 939 days. I hope this product makes it to market and at a competitive price. I've been using Nvidia cards since I got a Riva 128 4-MB way back in the day.
  2. Neojt

    Neojt TS Addict Posts: 223   +56

    I just got the Asus GTX460 TOP wich is better than the Zotac equivalent but This is another story i wonder if the price will be worth it siince it has 4x DVI i dont think it will be SLI capable even if it only takes up 1 pci xpress slot.

    Only time will tell if its woth it $$$
  3. citac

    citac TS Rookie

    I cant see the logical point of a gamer wanting this, so much over kill in my mind. Also wouldn't it be a very power hungry card ?
  4. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Posts: 46

    *I likes*
  5. Storagebox

    Storagebox TS Rookie Posts: 17

    ive tried sli with the 8000s and 9000s it was great for the few games that make it worth, but most of the time 1 card is always better, better to spend few more $$$ then buy 2 mid range and maybe have more fps in maybe 1 or 2 games that was actually optimized for it
  6. Yoda8232

    Yoda8232 TS Rookie Posts: 145

    This would be a great card, but honestly if it had any more than 2GB of VRAM the card probably would not be able to use the VRAM to it's fullest potential. I would think a redesigned dual GPU GTX 480 would be better for a dual GPU, not a a mid-high range video card. Regardless it will dominate the GPU market no doubt.

    Also Zotac's bee doing some really good stuff lately making all these types of new innovations.
    Kudos to them!
  7. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    One game comes to mind right away... begins with a 'C' and and ends with an 's' hahaha =P

    This looks very nice, that new card that's rumoured(the GTX 580 or whatever) maybe that will be the new GTX 285 and this will be the new GTX 295? just a guess =)
  8. uttaradhaka

    uttaradhaka TS Rookie Posts: 53

    okay, so now drug dealers can play Crisis 15 on their 5 million inch Plasma!
  9. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Does it scale as well as 2 individual 460s or 4 in a SLI configuration? There's always someone who needs the power, not to mention cancer, DNA, and space research projects.
  10. frodough

    frodough TS Rookie Posts: 90

    looks nice and small, hope it's affordable too :) i have a 5770 but wouldn't mind to upgrade if price is right.
  11. samironsy

    samironsy TS Rookie

    sli is good but some time dont effect some games
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Aye, that's right, forgot about the upcoming refresh\rebranding cycle.
  13. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    I dont think anyone would be too sad to see the 480 go, I'll probably sell mine with my water blocks as soon as the refresh is announced.
  14. ViNCiLiCiouS

    ViNCiLiCiouS TS Rookie Posts: 30

    I like this. Hopefully it'll be dual slot, run within moderate temps (although I do have a Gigabyte 1GB GTX 460 and runs considerably warmer than my older Sapphire Vapor-X 5770), and be less expensive than buying two cards.

    I'm not expecting the card to take the market by storm, but I'm sure there are plenty of people who could want/use something like a dual-gpu 460. In fact I was sad that the recent Radeon options remained the 4870x2 and the 5970, and for NVIDIA the 9800x2, 295 (which is just huge...).
  15. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    Seems like an amazing idea but whats the point its not even nvidias top of the line or second tier cards. One high end card is always better if you can handle it vs 2 lower end cards since sli or crossfire is not always supported in games very well. you could pick up the soon to be 6970 for what this card will cost and get better minimum FPS and a better overall experience IMO.
  16. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Posts: 379   +6

    Kind of reminds me of the ASUS Ares, and most of the other hybrid boards that ASUS does for their GPU. It'd be interesting to see how this performs though.

    Like with the ARES, being ASUS's own version of the 5970, the performance was better on so many levels. Still, I start to wonder if this kind of thing will start to take place as mainstream in the future.

    Like how different GPU manufacturers have like pre-oc versions w/ custom HSFs, I'd like to see more of these kinds instead... Then it'd make GPU selecting more of a thrill come an upgrade :D

    But too bad I got my 5850 Recently. I love it and I shall not part with it :X
  17. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Booster Posts: 166   +8

    Dual Radeon 6870 > 460x2. The 460x2 would have to be dirt cheap.. $400 would be too much.
  18. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    This is just plain sexy. I can imagine some serious Crysis 2 porn on this.
  19. pyari

    pyari TS Rookie Posts: 66

    wow what short of pc do we need to use this card in full function? full speed.....
  20. Cryptopsy

    Cryptopsy TS Enthusiast Posts: 47

    Great card, let see the price of it!
  21. Dang... sometimes I think I should have waited before buying my 480. I still love its performance though D:
  22. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    as Diablo III's release approaching (really!?) i need to get a new PC for it & other games, such cards looks interesting, but i'm sure the price tag would be a major problem & with limited specs, is it worth it?

  23. oasis789

    oasis789 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    i guess itll be a while before i upgrade from my 460, but damn, this is one sexy card.
  24. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    This reminds me of the dual gpu GTX 470 nVidia showed ages ago. Whatever happened to that? What with the difference in power consumption, a dual 460 is a much better idea though.
  25. neowing

    neowing TS Booster Posts: 295

    Thank you for Information, as well as the other posters !
    But I just realize that SLI had License.

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