Review ZOTAC GTX 460 1GB: Custom Cooler, Plus Some More!
The GeForce GTX 460 series earns its fame by offering remarkable performance at a reasonable price range (around US$ 200). Aside from the recently announced “SE” series, there are two other variants that had been introduced at the initial launch of the GTX 460, differentiated by their memory sizes and bandwidth: the 768 MB version (192-bit) and the 1 GB model (256-bit). The product from Zotac that we’re about to discuss here in this article is based on the latter variant. As you can see in the above picture, Zotac puts a non-reference HSF to cool it off, but that’s not the only thing it comes up with.
|NVIDIA GTX 460 768MB||NVIDIA GTX 460 1GB||ZOTAC GTX 460 1GB|
|Fabrication Process||40 nm||40 nm||40 nm|
|Transistors||1.95 Billion||1.95 Billion||1.95 Billion|
|Die Size||320 mm²||320 mm²||320 mm²|
|Core Clock||675 MHz||675 MHz||675 MHz|
|Shader Clock||1350 MHz||1350 MHz||1350 MHz|
|Memory Size||768 MB||1 GB||1 GB|
|Memory Clock (effective)||3600 MHz||3600 MHz||3600 MHz|
|Power Connectors||2x 6-pin||2x 6-pin||2x 6-pin|
|Min Recommended Power Supply||450 Watt||450 Watt||450 Watt|
|Bus Support||PCIe 2.1 x16||PCIe 2.1 x16||PCIe 2.1 x16|
Too bad the custom HSF is not complimented by some degree of factory overclock. The table shows that the Zotac GTX 460 1 GB is clocked at default speed.