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I decided to upgrade my GFX card about 3 months ago so that I could run the later games with no problems, this card does just that. Games like Dead Island It can happily run everything on full settings and also works fantastic on Battle Field 3 beta.
This card is very easy to install with no problems, extremely quiet and cool running. If your looking at bang for buck for your next GFX card then this is for you and even better if you are a fan of Nvidia (which I have always been).
I currently have my GTX 440 linked up to my monitor via the HDMI cable which gives a slight increase to the look and sharpness of games over the DVI (Digital Visual Interface) so I recommend hooking it up that way. When shopping for the HDMI cable though be aware that you will only need the cheapest type (around £10).
I purchased this GPU after using 9800GTX+ for two years. I've installed it flawlessly. It idles at decent temps, auto fan control actually works (unlike my 9800GTX+ which I upgraded from) and this card is very silent. Firstly you must install latest drivers from nvidia.com. This card improved my Windows Graphics score. Now I can play all 2010 games in fullHD with highest possible details, some of those games are even runing in DirectX 11. I am running Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on the highest settings in DirectX 11 mode with everything enabled and getting the same performance I was getting out of my 9800GTX+ running on low-medium settings with most of the stuff turned off in DirectX 9 mode. I must say that this card is more powerful, quieter and smalle than 9800GTX+. It fits my computer case perfectly. It actually made some free space within the case.
I am getting around 50-60 FPS for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 in fullHD resolution with 8 x AA, 16 x AF and HBAO
Cons: This card does need 2 six-pin power adapters from your PSU (power supply). Please note that the adapters connect on the back on the card, not the top. But, since this card is smaller than most of them, this should not be much of an issue for most of the people.
I bought a standard PNY GTX 460 1GB and have it overclocked to 837/1674/1890 with no issues at all and temps under heavy gaming at around 70 to 80c after 2/3 hours gaming. I know there are so many choices out there of graphics cards but i would buy a standard GTX 460 1GB and overclock it yourself.Currently PNY are giving lifetime warrenties if you register the card on the PNY website so they must be pretty confident the cards they sell are well made! And they do seem to be.
In fact, i emailed PNY to ask them what is the exact difference between the standard PNY GTX 460 and the overclocked one sold by PNY and the answer was,"The only difference is the embedded video bios, in which the working clock frequencies of both the GPU and video memory of the O/C version are higher indeed"
You can do this overclocking yourself in seconds-very easy to do and can save you money! Forget the GTX 560 as for the money a GTX 460 will do 90% of the same performance but is much cheaper.
Buy it esp. for the price it is now!
I bought this a few weeks ago to go with my new i7-950 processor. Installation was simple and took no more than 15 minutes. All you have to do is 1) uninstall the previous card's drivers, 2) switching the computer off and disconnecting the cords, 3) take the cover off the tower and pull out the old graphics card, 4) put the new one in and connect the cords, 5) install new Nvidia drivers from their website. And you're good to go! Can't go wrong.
I saw an immediate improvement in rendering ability compared to my old GTS 250. I was able to run Crysis, Black Ops and few other new titles with no hitches at all. The PNY GTX 460 really is a diamond amongst stones. I say this because it doesn't have any of the let-downs of older GF100 card release, such as high power consumption, high temperatures, and high noise levels. As such, the 460 effectively renders the 465 obsolete since the performance is almost identical, and it is cheaper, cooler, and less noisier.
In terms of performance the PNY GTX 460 thrashed my old GTS 250, and when I ran my GTS 250 in SLI mode (2 x GTS 250), the GTX 460 was yet again equal to if not better than both of these cards combines.
The GeForce GTX 460 is a huge improvement from the GF100 launch, the PNY GTX 460 brings strong gaming card at a good price to consumers like me on a modest budget. It beats the competing Radeon card, and takes out its own big brother the GTX 465, running cooler, quieter, and cheaper for what is far better value. A winner for PNY, Nvidia, and me!