I've got these beasts a few days ago & thought to post a review.
The ASUS Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 Arrives in a green box. It comes wid a sticker on top saying "50% voltage tweak" & lists the main features of the card.Heres a photo of the boxes.
As the name says this card uses ASUS's DirectCu cooler that claims to be 20% cooler than stock coolers.Heres some pictures of the cards.As you can see the cards cooler exceeds about 1 inch over the PCB.It is also a bit more fat than the stock which is why i had trouble to put em in SLI. I had to fit the lower card (card 2) in first then the upper 1 (card 1).The Drivers out of the box didnt support SLI so i had to grab the latest one frm the site. It was Forceware 266.58.
These Cards can go upto 850/1701/2000 MHz in stock volts & 900/1800/2000 MHz is achieved by adding more 0.5v. Overclocked using MSI Afterburner. Stability tests by Furmark Mult-GPU Mode & Temps by GPU-Z.
Temps are as follows:
Card 1: 65C @ Stock
Card 2: 58C @ Stock
Card 1: 81C @ 850/1701/2000 MHz Custom Fan Profile
Card 2: 70C @ 850/1701/2000 MHz Custom Fan Profile
Card 1: 84C @ 900/1800/2000 MHz Custom Fan Profile
Card 2: 71C @ 900/1800/2000 MHz Custom Fan Profile
Sorry didn't get time to benchmark the other Overclocks. Will post em soon.
3D Mark Vantage performance preset :
GPU Score : 29545 @ 841/1682/2000 MHz
CPU Score : 56893 @ 4 GHz
P score : P33581
3D Mark 11 Performance Test :
1920x1080, Avanced DOF on, Tessellation on, DX11, AF16x,AAA, V-snyc on,Advanced PhysX Off @ stock Clocks
Call of Duty Black Ops:
1920x1080, DX9, 16xAA, V-snyc on @ Stock Clocks
Ugine Heaven 2.5:
Avg: 40 Fps
Min: 6 Fps
Max: 80 Fps
1920x1080, DX11, Tessellation Extreme, 8xAA, 16xAF @ Stock Clocks
Case Cooling: Front Intake & HDD Cage blowing air directly on the GPUs, Side Intake Blowing air directly on the GPUs. 2 Top Exausts Blowing hot air out & a Rear Exhaust Blowing hot air out.
Power Supply: My Asus 650 Watt PSU couldn't handle these beasts even at stock so i had to opt for Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W Cable Management PSU.
Last Words: Widout the side intake the top card temp rises by 5C.I've played Metro & Black Ops on both HD6870 n GTX 460 SLI & I can say that Nvidia has Superior Picture Quality & Drivers than AMD.I just love this setup. Any Other Questions?Feel Free to ask...
Mentioning @aayman_farzand to post his temps.