Zotac GeForce GTX 460 1GB Review

By on July 13, 2010
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The tests below were done at 1900×1200 with all settings at the max, alternating between Anti Aliasing wherever available.

Apart from the above, we also ran separate synthetic tests for the Zotac GTX 460 1GB. At default settings, the card cranks out a score of P15304 (GPU=12494/ CPU=47059) on 3DMARK Vantage. On Unigine’s Heaven v2.1 benchmark, at all settings on high and tessellation on normal, we get 24fps at 1900×1200 resolution with 4xAA and 16xAF. Not bad at all for a mid-range card.

During normal operations, the Zotac GTX 460 1GB remains fairly quiet, and even during heavy load, the 75mm fan barely let out a hiss. Idle temperatures hovered around 35C to 37C, while running Unigine Heaven v2.1 benchmark, temperatures touched 72C.

In conclusion, the Zotac GeForce GTX 460 1GB not only runs cool and quiet, but outperforms any other card in this category and at this price point. The sub $200 (AED 800) sector hasn’t seen a shining star this generation at all, Nvidia’s latest offering just changed that!

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