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Old 03-11-11, 09:26 AM   #1
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EVGA has just set loose the details of a new GTX 460 2Win graphics card, which ticks along at 700MHz, has 672 cumulative CUDA cores served by 2GB of GDDR5, and reportedly collects more 3D Marks than NVIDIA's finest card out at the moment, the GTX 580. The company also gleefully reports that pricing of the 2Win model will be lower than the 580's. It's interesting that NVIDIA is opting for a pair of the older-gen GF104 Fermi chips here, but then again, those have been big winners with critics and price-sensitive gamers alike, with many touting the use of two GTX 460s in SLI as a more sensible solution than the elite single-card options.
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Old 03-11-11, 10:38 AM   #2
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Pointless card.

1GB per GPU is not enough for Surround gaming.
We'll have to see how much this sucker costs. If it's less than a GTX 580, then I'd say it's an interesting proposition. If it's more expensive then...no. The announcement claims the former, but a lot of sites like to price gouge...
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Old 03-12-11, 08:29 AM   #3
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so does it only have 1gb of effective mem? if thats the case then fail! i use up my 1gb of mem alot, many time i have to turn AA down to save on vid mem! sure wish i had 2 gb ...
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so does it only have 1gb of effective mem? if thats the case then fail! i use up my 1gb of mem alot, many time i have to turn AA down to save on vid mem! sure wish i had 2 gb ...
dual GPU card still uses SLI or CF (depending on brand) and video memory has to be mirrored for each GPU.

so 2GB on card turns into 1GB per GPU, you only have 1GB of effective video memory
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Old 03-12-11, 10:27 AM   #5
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dual GPU card still uses SLI or CF (depending on brand) and video memory has to be mirrored for each GPU.

so 2GB on card turns into 1GB per GPU, you only have 1GB of effective video memory
ya i figured ... lame! 1 gb just isn't enough anymore.
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this card is basically a direct x 11 version of the gtx 295. Instead of two gtx 260's, it's two gtx 460's. As long as it's cheaper than the 580, it will be a hit for the budget gamer looking for performance. Nvidia should have made this a reference card for all vendors unless that happens to be the case. Because not everyone will be buying the expensive and exclusive gtx 590 because of it's price, especially in quad sli. But two 2 win cards in quad sli should be affordable. I wonder if you can assign one of the gpu's as physx for those games? Kinda pointless but another selling point for those that don't have card space for a dedicated physx card. I was thinking of how evga comboed a gts 250 with a gtx 275 for a physx/vid card back when. The ram at 1gb per gpu, budget gaming again. Probably would have been over cost of a gtx 580 to do more than that. and the 560 only has 1gb. It's only the two high end models that go over the 1gb limit in the 470/480 and 570/580. What I am getting at is you guys probably have lots of cash where evga and other vendors have to accomodate to all consumers. Burnt Ram, you have what is technically the 460 2 win seperated into 2 cards. I am assuming you are upgrading based on your comments?
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imo you can't compare the power of 2 260's to 2 460's. i have another computer with 2 260's in it and i can tell you from personal experience my dual 460 computer is a LOT faster than my dual 260 comp, no comparison really!
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Pointless card.

1GB per GPU is not enough for Surround gaming.
It's plenty for PhysX though, and that is why this card OWNS! It will sell millions! And likely steal ATi employees wives fro.....

Heh

If this card is indeed 1GB per GPU it will be limited by this for Surround gaming.

Should be a good card for 3d Vision though, or a bargain alternative for single panel gaming.
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It's plenty for PhysX though, and that is why this card OWNS! It will sell millions! And likely steal ATi employees wives fro.....

Heh

If this card is indeed 1GB per GPU it will be limited by this for Surround gaming.

Should be a good card for 3d Vision though, or a bargain alternative for single panel gaming.
I don't really see how it will own.

Two 460's with 2gigs of ram will run you about $460 dollars, so this thing will have to be significantly lower price than that. 1gb of ram is just horrible for anything but a budget video card. Not only will that kill it's surround performance, it will kill the use of AA in many titles.



The only thing this cards has going for it is the fact that it's a single slot, which will sell some units, but not as many as you think. Much like Ati's nonsense of running 6 monitors off of a single card, this thing won't run 4 monitors worth a damn. I mean, did you look at the benchmarks they used to hide the cards flaws?
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I don't really see how it will own.

Two 460's with 2gigs of ram will run you about $460 dollars, so this thing will have to be significantly lower price than that. 1gb of ram is just horrible for anything but a budget video card. Not only will that kill it's surround performance, it will kill the use of AA in many titles.



The only thing this cards has going for it is the fact that it's a single slot, which will sell some units, but not as many as you think. Much like Ati's nonsense of running 6 monitors off of a single card, this thing won't run 4 monitors worth a damn. I mean, did you look at the benchmarks they used to hide the cards flaws?
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one, it will more than likely be in the $400 range as two gtx 460's would put you at that range or a little less. and it's not single slot, it's dual slot. no way can you get those type of fans and design in single slot.

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I don't really see how it will own.

Two 460's with 2gigs of ram will run you about $460 dollars, so this thing will have to be significantly lower price than that. 1gb of ram is just horrible for anything but a budget video card. Not only will that kill it's surround performance, it will kill the use of AA in many titles.



The only thing this cards has going for it is the fact that it's a single slot, which will sell some units, but not as many as you think. Much like Ati's nonsense of running 6 monitors off of a single card, this thing won't run 4 monitors worth a damn. I mean, did you look at the benchmarks they used to hide the cards flaws?
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one, it will more than likely be in the $400 range as two gtx 460's would put you at that range or a little less. and it's not single slot, it's dual slot. no way can you get those type of fans and design in single slot.
I mean a single PCI slot, for people who can't or don't want to run multiple cards, which seems to be about the only people who would buy this card. IMO the one gig of memory is just too big a negative to ignore for a card that's going to cost upwards of $400.
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