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Friday, 06 August 2010 11:07

EVGA releases Free Performance Boost (FPB) for Geforce GTX 460

Written by Jon Worrel

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New BIOS unlocks fan speeds, boosts performance by 7%

Two days ago, EVGA Product Manager Jacob Freeman posted a preview thread on the EVGA Forums about an upcoming performance patch that would noticeably boost performance for the company's standard Geforce GTX 460 768-P3-1360 and 01G-P3-1371 models.

As explained in the thread, the update intends to unlock the fan speed of the EVGA Geforce GTX 460, allowing it to be set up to 100 percent fan speed in the EVGA Precision overclocking utility. However, the company made note that these GTX 460 models are just the first to receive the new fan speed adjustment function. The feature "will become available with an update on all EVGA graphics cards, including SuperClocked models." We're unsure at this point if that statement also includes EVGA's SSC and FTW cards, but from a consumer benefits perspective, we assume that it should.

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Delivering on its promise, EVGA released the Geforce GTX 460 Free Performance Boost (FPB) update a few hours ago in the form of a BIOS update for its Geforce GTX 460 768-P3-1360 and 01G-P3-1371 models. The new BIOS increases the core and shader clock speeds of the cards from 675MHz/1350MHz to 720MHz/1440MHz, or in other words a healthy 7 percent performance boost. Although we haven't spoken with EVGA regarding the intentions of its welcomed GTX 460 performance boost update, we believe it might have something to do with how silent the cards operate at stock fan speeds. Being an enthusiast oriented company with a reputation of selling factory overclocked GPUs, we're sure someone in the management department gave in to the need for more speed.

 

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+12 #1 yourma2000 2010-08-06 16:17
I was expecting a change in the BIOS that doesn't effect the clocks, all this is doing is overclocking, something anyone can do providing they know how a slider works -_-
 
 
-33 #2 SiliconDoc 2010-08-06 19:20
LOL - Another NVidia win, on top of the already astounding wins in all categories with the GTX460 !

Good night red roosters. The 5000 series is dead.
 
 
+13 #3 yourma2000 2010-08-06 22:08
Quoting SiliconDoc:
LOL - Another NVidia win, on top of the already astounding wins in all categories with the GTX460 !

Good night red roosters. The 5000 series is dead.





You poor, deluded bastard
 
 
+4 #4 ezodagrom 2010-08-07 00:16
Quoting SiliconDoc:
LOL - Another NVidia win, on top of the already astounding wins in all categories with the GTX460 !

Good night red roosters. The 5000 series is dead.





Don't worry, the 6000 series will be here in just a few months. :>
 
 
-11 #5 SiliconDoc 2010-08-07 05:50
Oh, you mean the "slightly tweaked" rebrand of the 5000... that whom was it here "Fuad" that got attacked for posting the information on how pathetic a move it is - and AMD's own PR prancer quacked that it will have a few of northern islands optimizations - noting of course northern islands is currently PHANTOMWARE !
LOL bahwhaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaa!



Don't worry, the 6000 series will be here in just a few months. :>
 
 
+9 #6 himanshu 2010-08-07 06:13
I got a palit gtx 460 sonic yesterday. And i am highly impressed with it. Anti aliasing works like charm. Almost negligible frame rate drop with 4x AA. Crysis has been owned. Well my monitor is only 20" so its more than enough for that.
 
 
-8 #7 gangsta072 2010-08-07 08:01
@ yourma2000
You have no right to call others BASTARD , you idiot ; besides someone like you does not know how bad ATI Software was before AMD bought them , also that 5xxx chipset was forced to release September/October 2009 and is a half backed piece of shit that you cant fix completely with a driver update - because if you try fix something then something else wont work like before - also every minor change has to be verified - COMPLETELY ..... :zzz
The best you can get now is a GTX460 1GB
and not any AMD shit even if it cost half and is twice faster......



You poor, deluded bastard
 
 
+7 #8 ezodagrom 2010-08-07 11:58
Quoting SiliconDoc:
Oh, you mean the "slightly tweaked" rebrand of the 5000... that whom was it here "Fuad" that got attacked for posting the information on how pathetic a move it is - and AMD's own PR prancer quacked that it will have a few of northern islands optimizations - noting of course northern islands is currently PHANTOMWARE !
LOL bahwhaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaa!




A tweak it's all that is needed to reach or surpass the GTX400 series in performance. At least this will be a bigger change than whatever nvidia did from the 8000 to 9000 series, that and what they did to the 9800GTX+ (lolGTS250) is what deserves to be called a rebrand.
Phantomware? You mean what Fermi was 8 months ago? :>
 
 
+9 #9 yourma2000 2010-08-07 21:04
@gangsta072

Oh sorry HOMEBOY! but the HD 5000 wasn't forced early, the GTX400 was half a year late, the world doesn't revolve around Nvidia's timeline so deal with that fact firstly. Secondly I don't support ATI, I support AMD as a whole company which includes CPUs, Chipsets and Graphics, if they go & buy a graphics company and completely turn it around then you can't say I supported a shit graphics manufacturer because I never did until AMD took over, and lastly I think some users deserve the abuse they receive from others due to their illogical, irrelevant, bullshit material they post numerous times on these comments, so if you want to start siding with team IQ 5 & under then by all means go for it but don't expect anything positive from doing so.

;-)
 
 
+2 #10 SiliconDoc 2010-08-13 03:46
Quoting gangsta072:
@ yourma2000
You have no right to call others BASTARD , you idiot ; besides someone like you does not know how bad ATI Software *IS*..
You poor, deluded bastard

*modified :)
Catalyst 10.7 , ati's proclaimed "fix" HAS BROKEN CROSSFIREX COMPLETELY!.

10.6 was also TRASH.

Now, as the ati fanboys BAIL over to the green team for the MASSIVE SLI SCALING on the entire 400 series lineup - ati will continue to screw up every single driver release, and the deluded psychos with a deep nvidia hatred ( they do have that, they even admit it) will still suffer and lie.
 

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