Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Asus
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
Let's take a virtual walk around Asus' Voltage Tweak version of Nvidia's GTX 460.
First off we start at this videocard's VPU. Asus' use of the 40nm manufactured GF104 core is clocked at 675Mhz core / 1350Mhz Shader and 900Mhz 192bit DDR5 memory which is bandwidth capable of 86.4 Gb/sec memory transfer. This coupled with the VPU's 336 unified shaders is capable of 16.2 GPixels/sec and 37.8 GTexels/s while drawing 260 watts during maximum load and 135 watts at idle.
Asus' Voltage Tweak version of the GTX 460 comes complete with a 90mm active spiral cooler which not only cools the GPU, but also provides excellent airflow to the GDDR5 memory modules underneath regardless if they have and heatsinks attached. This should help in the overclocking department and under stock conditions, idle temperatures were measured at only 26c and under full Furmark load, reached only 63c. Fan noise was noted as being silent to mildly detectable even under full load condition and when installed in a case would be completely unnoticed.
The back of the card is completely void of any obstruction to interfere with any sort of upper motherboard components and facilitated an easy install. Also note in the top right hand corner you have your SLI bridge connections for use on an Nvidia multi-videocard setup.