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Friday, 30 July 2010 10:23

2GB GTX 460 possible and coming

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Sparkle leads the way
The GTX 460 is a somewhat strage beast, as it is available with 192-bit and 256-bit memory interfaces and, as a result of this, with 768MB and 1048MB of memory.

However, some partners are gearing up to introduce 2GB versions of the new card and this could make things even more interesting, or confusing. Sparkle has announced a 2GB card shortly after the GTX 460 launch. The card's designation is SXX4602048D5NM. It's reference clocked and we can't say that it has a catchy name, but we believe other vendors will offer some overclocked models as well.

Of course, it's worth noting that the extra memory won't deliver a massive performance boost in many titles. Despite this, vendors simply like to include a bit more memory in the package as it sounds good for marketing.
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+2 #1 robert3892 2010-07-30 10:53
Additional memory also allows for better sustained performance at extreme resolutions with very large LCD monitors. If I were purchasing a 27 inch or larger monitor then I would prefer a 1GB or larger memory video card
 
 
-10 #2 jon 2010-07-30 12:18
Looking forward to EVGA's competitive offering with a GeForce GTX 460 FTW solution. 8)

Let's just hope it has 2GB of memory as well.
 
 
-2 #3 Haberlandt 2010-07-30 15:31
To me it just seems like NV partners got nothing else to work with so they just keep on introducing improved versions of the current cards: a slight overclock here, additional memory there...
 
 
+16 #4 HellFlyer 2010-07-30 16:59
Quoting robert3892:
Additional memory also allows for better sustained performance at extreme resolutions with very large LCD monitors. If I were purchasing a 27 inch or larger monitor then I would prefer a 1GB or larger memory video card


While 2GB memory will benefit at higher resolutions GTX 460 will not be powerful enough. If you're buying 27 inch monitor I'd so go with GTX 480 or HD 5970
 
 
-9 #5 Squall_Leonhart 2010-07-30 23:34
of course 2GB's is possible, why wouldn't it be? use 256MB modules instead of 128 :\
 
 
+3 #6 Kimnice 2010-07-31 18:09
Quoting HellFlyer:
While 2GB memory will benefit at higher resolutions GTX 460 will not be powerful enough. If you're buying 27 inch monitor I'd so go with GTX 480 or HD 5970

Well what about two GTX 460 cards? I mean GTX 460 1GB SLI is already faster than single GTX 480.

GTX 480 has 1536MB of usable vram since 460 1GB SLI has only 1024MB..maybe this is hindering GTX460 combination?

Of course it might have problems with memorybandwidht since it's reference clocked on that part.
 
 
-1 #7 Bl0bb3r 2010-08-01 10:57
I always find it funny when you people compare SLI setups against single card setups.

Did it ever occur to you that those cards are fast only because they are run on X58 with the most expensive of all CPU's by Intel?

So comparing them to the average Joe's cheapo build is kinda pointless, unless you actually have the money for that isomethingmeani ngless build and thus couldn't give crap about middle-ware GTX 260 when daddy's pockets could buy you 3 GTX 480 just like that.
 
 
-1 #8 Kimnice 2010-08-01 18:28
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Did it ever occur to you that those cards are fast only because they are run on X58 with the most expensive of all CPU's by Intel?

What makes you think so? I have 135€ Asus P55D EVO-motherboard. First had HD5770 crossfire and now I have GTX 460 1GB SLI.

I also have Core i5 750 processor on that motherboard; 150€ when I bought it. Obviously I have overclocked it a lot.

Yeah and it's still fast compared to single GPU solutions with similar price range.
 

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