The ECS GTX 460 Black Series (NBGTX460-1GPI-F) comes with 1 GB GDDR5, pre-overclocked, and with a high-end cooling solution from Arctic Cooling. Let’s check it out.
The GeForce GTX 460 comes with higher core and shader clock rates (675 MHz and 1,350 MHz) than the GeForce GTX 465 and GeForce GTX 470 (607 MHz and 1,215 MHz for both of them). The memory clock used on the GeForce GTX 460 is actually higher than the one used on the more expensive models (3,600 MHz against 3,206 MHz on GeForce GTX 465 and 3,348 MHz on GeForce GTX 470), but the memory bus width depends on the GTX 460 model you have: the 768 MB model uses a 192-bit memory interface (translating into a 86.4 GB/s maximum theoretical transfer rate), while the 1 GB model uses a 256-bit interface (115.2 GB/s maximum theoretical transfer rate). The GeForce GTX 465 has a 256-bit memory interface (102.5 GB/s), and the GeForce GTX 470 has a 320-bit memory interface (133.92 GB/s). The main difference among the GTX 460, GTX 465 and GTX 470 is the number of graphics engines (a.k.a. “shaders” or “CUDA cores”): 336, 352, and 448, respectively. On the table below we compare the main specifications of the six video cards we included in our review. The GTX 460 Black Series model from ECS comes with a 13.3% overclocking.
|Video Card||Core Clock||Shader Clock||Memory Clock (Real)||Memory Clock (Effective)||Memory Interface||Memory Transfer Rate||Memory||Shaders||DirectX|
|GeForce GTX 460 (768 MB)||675 MHz||1,350 MHz||900 MHz||3,600 MHz||192-bit||86.4 GB/s||768 GB GDDR5||336||11|
|GeForce GTX 460 (1 GB)||675 MHz||1,350 MHz||900 MHz||3,600 MHz||256-bit||115.2 GB/s||1 GB GDDR5||336||11|
|ECS GTX 460 Black Series||765 MHz||1,530 MHz||925 MHz||3,700 MHz||256-bit||118.4 GB/s||1 GB GDDR5||336||11|
|GeForce GTX 465||607 MHz||1,215 MHz||801.5 MHz||3,206 MHz||256-bit||102.6 GB/s||1 GB GDDR5||352||11|
|Radeon HD 5830||800 MHz||800 MHz||1 GHz||4 GHz||256-bit||128 GB/s||1 GB GDDR5||1,120||11|
|Radeon HD 5850||725 MHz||725 MHz||1 GHz||4 GHz||256-bit||128 GB/s||1 GB GDDR5||1,440||11|
Now let’s take a complete look at this model from ECS.