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Old July 17, 2010, 11:58 AM
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It blows air towards both ends of the card which isn't really a problem if your case has a side panel fan.

There hasn't been a review, that i know of, which pits a full vent exhaust model against the center fan model.
Closest I've seen is the Zotac card in Anandtech's review, but that was a poorly executed version of a push-pull. What's the point of aiming for an external exhaust when you block off almost the entire rear with connectors? Eight open slots versus twenty-one, it's no surprise it struggled with temperature and acoustic tests.
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Old July 17, 2010, 02:00 PM
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How big of a power supply do I need if I want to two way SLI a GTX 460? Will a 750W (with the appropriate amp rating) be good?
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a good unit like corsair? even less. of course it depends what the rest of the system looks like
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How big of a power supply do I need if I want to two way SLI a GTX 460? Will a 750W (with the appropriate amp rating) be good?
600W and up would be enough.
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Old July 19, 2010, 04:34 PM
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I received my Gigabyte GTX460 768mb today and the thing is even smaller than I thought it would be. The PCB isn't any larger than my old 9500GT.
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i mustve missed the review part, but i thought it was in the 9800gtx range of size.
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Old July 19, 2010, 05:52 PM
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i mustve missed the review part, but i thought it was in the 9800gtx range of size.
Well I don't own a 9800GTX however it is about an inch shorter than an G80 8800GTS.
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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 460 graphics processor - The Tech Report - Page 3



The GTX 460 sports a very compact board design, with a total length of only 8.25". As you can see from the pictures above, that's quite a bit shorter than some cards in this price class, most notably the Radeon HD 5830. Since AMD didn't produce a reference PCB design for the 5830, most manufacturers have based their cards on the Radeon HD 5870 PCB. That makes the 5830 a relatively lengthy card for this class, and it could present fit problems in smaller cases. Even though it's based on a much larger GPU, the GTX 460 is no longer than the Radeon HD 5770.
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Old July 21, 2010, 12:05 AM
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Well w/ a P10632 (611 credit) I am getting around 10500 ppd from my 768MB GTX460. Not to shabby at all. Just slightly ahead of what my GTX285 2GB pulls. Both of which are slightly overclocked.
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Old July 25, 2010, 01:40 PM
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I must say I am very impressed on how quiet this card is. Even while folding fan doesn't go higher than 40% and it is nearly inaudible. I think my power supply is louder than this. I was planning on using a waterblock for this card but I very well may pass on this idea as it is quiet as is. My card is a Gigabyte 758MB FYI.
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