GALAXY has announced a new GeForce GTX 460 1GB graphics card, but with a white printed circuit board (PCB) this time round. Besides having a white PCB, this GTX 460 will be stuffed with high-grade components and is expected to have a pretty high operating frequency straight out of the box.
The folks at HKEPC have reported that GALAXY has announced a new GeForce GTX 460 1GB graphics card with a white printed circuit board (PCB). If anyone remembers, SAPPHIRE used to make motherboards back in 2007 that sport a very flashy white PCB.
Before you push the GALAXY aside as ‘just another custom GeForce GTX 460’, this GTX 460 1GB white edition, Christmas edition (or whatever you would like to call it), is loaded with premium components. These include:
- 6-phase Volterra digital VRM for the GPU
- 2-phase VRM for the memory
- 4 NEC Proadlizers
The 6-phase VRM is responsible for supplying up to 240A of power and 85% power conversion efficiency. The switching frequency is rated at 1300KHz, a big jump from the 300KHz on analog VRM.
With the aid of a 2-phase memory VRM, the memory frequency is expected to be 2300MHz (4600MHz effective).
Core speed has not been finalized yet, as GALAXY’s engineers are still working on fine tuning the balance between maximum clock speed and stability. However, the GF104 onboard is expected to operate between 900MHz and 1000MHz.
There is only one DVI output, one HDMI, and one DisplayPort. No information on the cooler yet, but expect it to be beefy (and effective).
GeForce GTX 460 on white PCB
6-phase digital VRM
Four NEC Proadlizers
Just last week, Expreview.com reported about a similar 768MB variant, which also sports the 6+2 phase VRM design, but has one less NEC Proadlizer at the back.