TEST: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 overclocked with the Windforce cooler

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Skrevet af Nicolas den 30. Nov 2010. Testen er vist 22497 gange.
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Conclusion

Gigabyte’s GV-N460OC-1GI is equipped with Ultra Durable VGA components and a Windforce cooling component, and directs to semi-enthusiasts and overclockers. The design is very nice and the length of 210 mm fits into most cases.

 

The noise level is very low, even at 3400 rpm, which surprises us. The Windforce cooling component is designed with anti-turbulent aluminium fins, so the heat is spread without any unnecessary noise.

 

The temperatures are kept low, as the heat is lead away from the GPU effectively by two copper heatpipes. The copper base covers the whole GF104’s area of 334 mm2, and is superior to the reference version’s.

 

It was relatively easy to overclock GV-N460OC-1GI with MSI’s Afterburner software. We raised the frequencies in small 10 MHz intervals, and hit a pinnacle of 853 MHz on the GPU and 1080 MHz on the memory. With the voltage regulation, the frequencies could possibly be raised further.

 

GV-N460OC-1GI supports Microsoft’s DirectX 11 package, which includes Tesselation, Shader Model 5.0 and DirectCompute 5.0. In addition to that, NVIDIA’s CUDA, PhysX and 3D Vision / Surround features are also supported.

 

The test shows a clear image of the performance of the GV-N460OC-1GI, and is performance-wise  very close to AMD’s Radeon HD 5850 and 6870. In PhysX benchmarks like Mafia 2 and Metro 2033, the card is placed best , while it is beaten in the tessellation benchmarks, like Aliens vs Predator and Unigine Heaven 2.0.

 

AMD’s EyeFinity is a big treat to GV-N460OC-1GI. Users with a with a need of gaming and working on more than one screen at a time, can buy EyeFinity much cheaper than NVIDIA’s Surround. The Radeon HD 6800 series is even equipped with a DisplayPort and HDMI 1.4a connection possibilities. NVIDIA’s Surround does require two graphics cards in SLI, and three screen, which makes it way more expensive.

 

The enthusiast is limited to a two-way SLI with the single SLI connection. The factory overclock is relatively small. The GPU has been overclocked by 40 MHz, whereas the GDDR5 memory runs at standard speeds. Gigabyte have chosen not to include a game in the accessories, to reduce the final price of the product. Luckily they include some power cables and adaptors, which helps eventual compatibility problems.

 

Right now, the GV-N460OC-1GI can be found to 1450 Danish Kroner on edbpriser.dk. In comparison, the AMD Radeon HD 6870 costs around 1800 Danish Kroner, which makes the GV-N460OC-1GI a cheap solution.

 

The GeForce GTX 460 reference version costs 1400 Danish Kroner, so 50 Danish Kroner atop of that to get Ultra Durable VGA components, Windforce cooling component  and a factory overclock is definitely worth considering.

Because of the performance, the noise leven and the overclocking potential, the Gigabyte GV-N460OC-1GI is awarded the “Editor’s Choice” award.   

 

Pros

 

  • Good performance in every benchmark test
  • Low price (1450 Danish Kroner)
  • Microsoft DirectX 11
  • Windforce cooling component (very quiet)
  • Low temperatures
  • Power saving in comparison to the GeForce GTX 460 reference version
  • NVIDIA CUDA, PhysX and 3D Vision / Surround
  • Ultra Durable VGA components
  • Allows GPU voltage regulation when overclocking

 

Cons

 

  • NVIDIA Surround is expensive in comparison to AMD’s EyeFinity
  • No DisplayPort or HDMI 1.4a connection possibility
  • Limited to a two-way SLI
  • Relatively small factory overclock

 


SCORE 91






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