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Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 Super OC 1GB Video Card (Page 3)

By: Shawn Baker from Jul 15, 2010 @ 9:49 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Galaxy

The Card

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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.

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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.

Specifications

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.

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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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