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ASUS ENGTX460 TOP Review

gotdamojo06    -   August 23, 2010
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Conclusion:

If you are looking for a card that is going to be able to give you great performance for a lower price point, you should check out the ASUS ENGTX460 TOP. You are going to get a card that has DirectX 11 support giving you the ability to play the newest game titles and allowing you to game with all of the features available with the new game engines. The ASUS ENGTX460 TOP also comes packed with some other good features such as the cooling solution that ASUS has decided to attach to the card. The large cooler installed on the ENGTX460 TOP has a large base that is made up of three heatpipes flattened out and polished down to the copper innards of the heatpipe giving them direct contact with the GPU core for maximum heat transfer from the GPU to the heatsink.

ASUS has overclocked the card 100MHz on the GPU core and 200MHz on the memory for a better gaming experience right out of the box. The overclocking does not stop there however. If you do decide to overclock the card, I was able to get an extra 225 MHz on the GPU core over NVIDIA's stock speeds and an extra 295MHz on the memory over the standard stock speeds, which is always a great boost to a graphics card performance. You are able to adjust the voltages of the card using MSI's Afterburner overclocking utility. However, I did not need much of a voltage increase to get an even higher overclock.

The performance of the ASUS ENGTX460 TOP was pretty comparable to the other cards in its class. When overclocked, it was giving the Inno3D GTX470 HAWK a run for its money in quite a few of the benchmarks. When it came down to the temperature of the card, it was only running at 68°C at a full load when it was overclocked, which is only 4° higher than the load testing done at the stock speeds. Power consumption is another big aspect of this card, I was very surprised to see that the card was coming in a heck of a lot lower than the other cards. Not only at stock speeds but even when it was overclocked. Overall, if you are looking for a card that is going to give your system a boost in performance in not only synthetic benchmarks, but in real world gaming situations, I would take a close look at the ASUS ENGTX460 TOP. The price is at a reasonable point for the performance that you are going to be getting, especially with the overclocking potential the card does offer.

 

Pros:

  • DX11 Support
  • Overclock-able
  • Low power consumption
  • Overclocked out of the box
  • Performance
  • Temperatures
  • Price

 

Cons:

  • None


 

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