/Nvidia’s $200 GPU King: GeForce GTX 460

Nvidia’s $200 GPU King: GeForce GTX 460

The release of the very first Fermi cards brought in mixed reactions. While it received praise for the architecture, speed and raw power, a lot more were disappointed at the cost and power consumption of these cards.

Nvidia’s newest Fermi card, The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 packs a lot of punch for just $200.

Compared with other Fermi cards, here’s where the GTX 460 stands:

GTX 480 GTX 465 GTX 460 1GB GTX 460 768MB
Stream Processors 480 352 336 336
Texture Address / Filtering 60/60 44/44 56/56 56/56
ROPs 48 32 32 24
Core Clock 700MHz 607MHz 675MHz 675MHz
Shader Clock 1401MHz 1215MHz 1350MHz 1350MHz
Memory Clock 924MHz (3696MHz data rate) GDDR5 802MHz (3208MHz data rate) GDDR5 900MHz (3.6GHz data rate) GDDR5 900MHz (3.6GHz data rate) GDDR5
Memory Bus Width 384-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit
Frame Buffer 1.5GB 1GB 1GB 768MB
FP64 1/8 FP32 1/8 FP32 1/12 FP32 1/12 FP32
Transistor Count 3B 3B 1.95B 1.95B
Manufacturing Process TSMC 40nm TSMC 40nm TSMC 40nm TSMC 40nm
Price Point $499 $249 $229 $199

The GeForce GTX 460 is launched at ATI’s 5830 price point and AMD’s expected response is to drop price with it’s 5830 and 5850 cards.

Reviews for this new NVIDIA Fermi card can be found at: