GTX 460 Specs Leaked?
The folks over at bit-tech seem to have stumbled upon specifications for NVIDIA's new GTX 460 while at Computex. The card will be based on the upcoming GF104 chip and not the current GF100 the 400 series carry. The GTX 460 is essentially going to be half of a GTX 480 with only 768MB of GDDR5 memory and 240 stream processors powering the card, unlike we previously reported. It will be on a 192-bit interface and carry a TDP of 180W. Still a very high number for a card that is aimed to fall in between the ATI HD 5770 and HD 5830 in terms of performance. The GTX 460 will be 8.5 inches long which is the same size as an HD 5770. The launch models for the GTX 460 will all be reference designed with custom versions showing up later. Apparently, the GTX 460 will be capable of reaching the speeds and performance of a GTX 480 though I find that hard to believe. With half the stream processors, I do not think the performance will be able to match the current top dog from NVIDIA.
The card is expected to launch in the early to middle part of July though no word on a price was announced. Hopefully it will be cheaper than the recently launched GTX 465.