Apart from the cooler design, we don't really see anything we haven't seen from other GTX 460s we've already looked at. There's two 6-Pin PCI-E connectors at the top of the card like Palit's instead of at the back. We've also got a single SLI connector and connectivity is offered via two Dual-Link DVI connectors and a single Mini-HDMI port.
Where the Galaxy offering does differ to the others we've looked at is when it comes to the fan which can pivot back or completely detach to help clean up the heatsink from any dust. The whole thing is a little gimmicky, but we don't mind it if the heatsink/fan does a good job of keeping our core nice and cool.
I thought when we looked at the Palit Sonic Platinum GTX 460 that we wouldn't see a company beat it when it comes to the out of the box overclock. Not only did Palit offer us an 800MHz core, but they also upped the ante on the memory by pushing it to 4000MHz QDR.
It seems that Galaxy has infiltrated the Palit bunker, though, as they're offering us an 810MHz core which in turn bumps our Shader clock to 1620MHz. As for the 1GB of GDDR5, they've bumped that up from the default 3600MHz QDR clock to 4000MHz QDR.
While the Galaxy offering is only a small increase on the Palit 800MHz clock we saw earlier, it like the Palit offering is a massive increase over the default 675MHz clock which at the moment no one has shown us.
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- Page 2 [The Package]
- Page 3 [The Card and Specifications]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage]
- Page 5 [Unigine Heaven Benchmark]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - CINEBENCH]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Resident Evil 5]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - BattleForge]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Darkest of Days]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Batman Arkham Asylum]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - Dark Void]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 15 [Benchmarks - Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor]
- Page 16 [Benchmarks - Badaboom]
- Page 17 [Temperature Test]
- Page 18 [Sound Test]
- Page 19 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 20 [Total Performance Rating (TPR)]
- Page 21 [Total Value Rating (TVR)]
- Page 22 [Final Thoughts]
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