Gainward presents the GeForce GTX 460 2GB "Golden Sample", a slightly overclocked GTX 460 card with a 700MHz GPU and 2GB GDDR5 clocked at 3600MHz. Cooling is provided by a heatsink with 6mm heatpipes and a 80mm fan, and the card features HDMI, 2x DVI and a VGA output. The company didn't reveal the pricing, but according to a report at AnandTech it's expected to be around $280. Here's the press release:
As a rule of thumb, any performance graphics cards on-board memory exceeding 1GB are merely for show! For most of GPUs do not possess enough calculating power to fully utilize so many frame buffers. There is a revolutionary breakthrough triggered by Gainward innovations, just a couple of weeks ago, Gainward released GTX 460 Miura Bulls series, showcased its strong competences in GOOD developments, particularly with GLH model, it won the title of world fastest GTX 460. Now Gainward is playing the hat trick all over again, the Miura bull has received a “Frankensteined” 2GB implantation, and created a true Monster! Today Gainward proudly introduce you its world first own designed Gainward GeForce GTX 460 2GB “Golden Sample”. Don’t be fooled by your old creed about 2GB myth! For the first time, these beefy 2GB frame buffers are to be filled quickly owing to the most powerful and efficient GF104 architecture in graphics cards history. Even better, Gainward never does things by half, these 2GB memory are to be overclocked! It wears the badge of “Golden Sample” represents its invincible performance of this untamed beast. It’s not only huge, it’s fast and it’s full of stamina “not merely for show”.
Every single piece of Gainward Golden Samples has been applied for critical burn-in tests and this is to ensure the best stability under aggressive over-clocking. Gainward factory over-clocked GTX 460 2GB “Golden Sample” from 675MHz to 700MHz for all 336 CUDA Cores and 1,800MHz for 2 GB GDDR5 256 bit memory bank, equivalent bandwidth is up to 115.2 GB/sec, which is more than 33% boost from standard 192 bit GTX 460. It is absolutely rare! Gainward is not only the first own to present this model but ready for volume shipment. It’s no doubt about for a good balance in performance, quietness, sustainability and most importantly depth of your pocket.
Moreover this GS GPU is cooled by Gainward Grand Prix (GP) Heatpipes Cooler, forced ventilated by GR8 fan (Great 8 cm double-ball-bearings fan), which leaves lots of head room for exercising over-clocking maneuver by Gainward awarding winning Expertool utility.
DirectX11 performance defeats easily thanks to future-proof GF104 architecture, which fully adopts all DirectX11 state-of-the-art technologies. Gainward GTX 460 2GB “Golden Sample” outperforms 18% than HD5850, and 32% than HD5830 in DirectX11. While its DirectX10 performance is 12% better than HD 5830, and you get to enjoy extra NVIDIA exciting features – PhysX, CUDA & 3D Vision or more immersive 3D Vision Surround in SLI configuration. The lively stereoscopic 3D across 3 monitors out-of-screen experiences are beyond your senses.
Gainward generously equips QuattroPorts (HDMI, Dual Dual-Link DVI & legacy VGA ports) on this model. Capped with GR8 Fan and rugged Japan-made solid-state capacitors, Gainward GeForce GTX 460 2GB “Golden Sample” retains excellent thermal performance and great stability under aggressive over-clocking. The over-clocking behavior is rather linear and predictable. Aided by Fail-Safe Gainward “Expertool” over-clocking utility, even a computer newbie can easily earn more performance from their fingertips with peace of mind.
The bigger the better, who says size doesn’t matter. Are you ready to take on the big charging bull? Just have fun with Gainward GTX 460 2GB “Golden Sample”.