NVIDIA’s first card based on the GF104 GPU, the GTX 460, has been leaked by EXPreview a month before its anticipated launch.
The card will offer more affordable DX11 graphics for gamers and as shown in the photos is noticeably shorter than its GF100 counterparts.
The rumoured technical specs of the card are a Graphics clock of 675MHz, Processor (SP) clock of 1350Mhz with 336 CUDA Cores and potentially two versions with 768MB or 1GB clocked at 3600MHz with and 192 or 256-bit memory bus respectively. The GF104 core is also said to significantly reduce TDP to only 150W, hopefully spelling an end to the consumer railings against the hot and hungry GF100 core.
Pricing is reported to start at $230 USD for the 768MB version, and over $270 USD for the 1GB.
The numerical model numbers suggest that the GTX 460 will perform slightly slower than the GTX 465, which priced at $279 USD, already has difficulty competing with ATI’s HD 5830 and 5850.