NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE 1GB Review

Author: Michael "SKYMTL" Hoenig
Date: November 21, 2010
Product Name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE 1GB
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A Closer Look at the Gigabyte GTX 460 SE OC

Gigabyte’s Overclocked version maintains the standard 3400Mhz QDR memory speed but the core has been pushed to a level that will likely have a profound impact upon performance.

As with most of their GTX 460 cards, Gigabyte has used their custom heatsink for this particular product but otherwise it remains very close to the reference GTX 460 1GB / 768MB versions. There are some upgraded components on the custom PCB though.

Backplate connectors also stay bog standard with a single mini HDMI and a pair of DVI connectors.

The heatsink uses a pair of 80mm fans which blow down on a reasonably large fin array. Unfortunately, this mean that hot air movement is given very little in the way of directionality and much of it ends up with your case.

The back of the card doesn’t hold anything of particular interest but we can see that Gigabyte has simplified the reference PCB while maintain the 4+1 phase power distribution.

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