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Gigabyte GTX 460 OC SLi Review

Today our review is following a slightly different structure because we want to see how far we can push the Gigabyte GTX 460 cards in SLI then pit them in a head to head against a reference ATI HD5870 Crossfire X solution. While this seems like an unusual move, we thought it would be interesting, specifically as the HD5870 solution costs considerably more.

We used MSI Afterburner to overclock the cards.

We managed to push the cards to 880mhz and 885mhz respectively with one hitting 1000mhz on the memory and the other 1025mhz. Obviously for an SLI configuration we will take both of the lowest numbers for the final configuration, meaning 880mhz core and 1000mhz (4000 effective) on the memory. This is a 165mhz increase on the core and 100mhz (400mhz) on the memory, pretty much what we would expect from a GTX460 with modified cooling solution.

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14 comments

  1. That is a fantastic board. SLi scaling is impressive, always has been.

  2. Good all round boards, but I keep wondering if it is just too little to late. rumours on the net say ATIs next solutions are out in a months time.

  3. I love the 460, only card from nvidia ive rated in 2 years. 450 not so much.

  4. SLI performance is strong. these cards overclock liike crazy

  5. ermm dont these seem a bit expensive compared to 460s at 145-150 ?

  6. the cheaper models are normally 768mb versions though, not worth picking up

  7. I still think the HD5850 is a better buy. its faster and with AMD you get better drivers and support.

  8. 5850 is priced higher + not always faster card, thus not the best buy… yet…

  9. I agree with Jordan – HD5850 is quite a bit more expensive still.

  10. Unless you get a HD5850 on a sale deal, its costing more. and if you manually OC these 460s you get HD5850 performance anyway. thats the whole selling point from nvidia.

  11. Nvidia re panicing tho. they know ATis new cards are coming soon. its a reduced sale to sell as many cards as possible before everyone goes back to ATi.

  12. everyone needs to stop calling them ATI 😉 that name is no more. unfortunately

  13. lol yeah, i dont think anyone cares about the name change

  14. AMD better pull their socks up some and get their new cards to market since the GTX 460’s in SLI are so close to 5870 in Crossfire for half the price