by Justin Walker

Back in March, NVIDIA launched the fastest most technologically advanced GPU in the world – the GeForce GTX 480. I borrowed a pair of GTX 480s out of our lab and took some time to geek out over the visual bliss delivered by 6 billion transistors worth of graphics horsepower.

When I brought the cards back to the lab, one of our summer interns asked me when our next Fermi GPU, the GeForce GTX 460, was going to be available. He was a big PC gamer and had been saving up all summer for a new graphics card but didn’t think he would be able to save enough for a GTX 480. Instead, he knew from testing out an early version of the GTX 460 that he loved its performance, and of course, its price.  When a gamer with access to all the latest graphics cards on the market tells you that he’s waiting for the GTX 460 – you know you have something special on your hands.

Well today is the day, my friend. The GTX 460, the next great gamers’ GPU from NVIDIA, has arrived.

The GTX 460 is the first graphics card that will be able to play today’s most demanding Direct X 11 titles at high resolution – 1920×1200 – with playable frame rates, for under $230. For those gamers that bought a $200 graphics card a few years ago, now is a great time to upgrade. Compared to the GeForce 8800 GT, for example, the GTX 460 provides 4.5x the geometry horsepower, up to 2.6x the gaming performance, 4.5x the PhysX performance, and 3D Vision in full 1080P HD.

We package all this performance up in a graphics card that is only eight and a half inches long with a whisper quiet fan so you can fit it into a compact chassis that is perfect for the home or toting to your favorite LAN parties.

GeForce GTX 460
Between Starcraft II, Mafia II, Lost Planet 2, World of Warcraft Cataclysm, Crysis 2 and FEAR 3 there are a ton of great games coming out this year and I can’t wait to tear ‘em up with a GTX 460. I hope you have a great time gaming on the GTX 460 too. Let us know what you think!

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  • asd

    HardOCP: “GTX 460 is a fantastic product. It is priced right; it performs admirably; it is dead quiet; it sips power; it runs cool, and it overclocks like a monster[…] we have simply never seen such an incredible value in a $200 video card before.”

  • GF104

    Congratulations Nvidia. Great card, great performance and great price.
    Please get a 384SP GPU card out soon and get the same 384SP GF104 GPU into notebooks, replacing the GTX 480M and release a Quadro version of the 384SP GF104 also.

  • Wert

    Nice card, but I’m still waiting for a full GF104 aka Geforce 468/475 😉
    Btw, is the 465 EOL now, since the 460 is often faster?

  • gilles

    Will it work with the LG L246WP-BN monitor without any Windows 7 registry patching?
    I am using a BFG GeForce 8800 GTX OC2 card.

  • DeltaLima

    It would be nice if both companies would stop with confusing names.
    But I know it is intended by marketing department as being good for business.
    You just updated with many new projector and such but forgot to add the 460!

  • atikkur

    we simply need the performance of gtx470 and the price of gtx460. yes,, i will wait for the next nvidia card, gtx475. but still impressed with this gtx460.. well job done.

  • Justin

    Thanks Wert
    We will continue to offer GTX 465. While GTX 460 does offer similar performance in some situations, the 465 has 60% more tesslation units which is important for next generation DirectX 11 titles. You can see the difference in apps like Metro 2003 and Unigine Heaven.

  • AF

    So when are GTS250 and GT240 replacements coming? This card is pretty amazing but there are still a lot of us with weak power supplies and PCI-Express x16 1.0 motherboards sticking around for an ATI 5670 alternative from you guys.

  • Justin

    Glad someone’s checking our work 🙂 3D Vision page is now updated

  • Brook

    WELL it is a great card and i like it but i have been trying to set it up to work with world of warcraft but been unable to figure out how to get it to pull more then .9 fps in the game. i set everything to preformance and still no luck. my onboard graphics card worked for the game but when i installed this one i cant play the game with it and i need help trying to figure it out anyone have any ideas? plz email me at