EVGA GeForce GTX 460 2Win review

Two chips, one slice of PCB and a lot of cash for this graphics card

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Our Verdict

An impressive technical achievement, but too expensive compared to other graphics cards

For

  • Technically impressive
  • Decent performance

Against

  • GTX 580 is still superior
  • Too expensive

What fresh madness is this? Two full-spec Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 GPUs on a single slab of silicon graphical processing goodness? Either the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 2Win is a stroke of genius in a graphics card or it's something to do with a surplus of old graphics chips...

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 460 is getting rather long in the tooth, after all. Where once it was the darling of the mid-range GPU set, now it's starting to look a little doddery on its tessellated zimmer.

With the superior Radeon HD 6850 coming out cheaper in most retailers, the single-card, 1GB, 336 CUDA Core version looks on a hiding to nothing.

Now EVGA is here, claiming better performance than a GTX 580 in its twin GPU GeForce GTX 460 2Win.

As good as multi-GPU technology has become in the last few years, it's still going to be a struggle trying to uphold EVGA's bold claim.

So can it really stand up against Nvidia's flagship, single GPU card?

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerNVIDIA
Chipset ModelGTX 460
HDMIYes
Chipset LineGeForce
Chipset SeriesGTX 400
Brand NameEVGA
Standard Memory2 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 2.0
HDCP SupportedYes
Bus Width512 bit
Multi-GPU TechnologySLI
Digital SignalYes
Dual Link DVI SupportedYes
DVIYes
Number of DVI Outputs3
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Height111.5 mm
Memory TechnologyGDDR5 SDRAM
Form FactorPlug-in Card
ManufacturerEVGA Corporation
Memory Speed3600 MHz
Product Model01G-P3-1387-KR
Product NameGeForce GTX 460 Graphics Card
Manufacturer Part Number01G-P3-1387-KR
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.evga.com
Weight (Approximate)1.36 kg
API SupportedDirectX 11.0, DirectCompute 5.0, OpenCL, OpenGL 4.1