Heise online has revealed an unexpected new product from NVIDIA, set to
go on within 10 days, on November 15th. The card in question is GeForce
GTX 460 SE, which is based on GF104 and features one more SM disabled
over the GTX 460. This results in 288 Cuda Cores and 48 Texture Units.
Curiously, the GTX 460 SE features the full 256-bit memory and 1GB
GDDR5, an improvement over the GTX 460 768 MB. There’s no indication of
ROP count, but the full 32 ROP is possible, unless it is crippled to 16 ROP like the
HD 5830. The clocks are slightly decreased to 650 MHz core, 1300 MHz
shaders and 3.4 Gbps memory. Thanks to the 256-bit interface, it
features a higher memory bandwidth (than the GTX 460 768MB) of 108 GB/s.

GTX460SE Report: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE on November 15th


Heise online has revealed an unexpected new product from NVIDIA, set to
go on within 10 days, on November 15th. The card in question is GeForce
GTX 460 SE, which is based on GF104 and features one more SM disabled
over the GTX 460. This results in 288 Cuda Cores and 48 Texture Units.
Curiously, the GTX 460 SE features the full 256-bit memory and 1GB
GDDR5, an improvement over the GTX 460 768 MB. There’s no indication of
ROP count, but the full 32 ROP is possible, unless it is crippled to 16 ROP like the
HD 5830. The clocks are slightly decreased to 650 MHz core, 1300 MHz
shaders and 3.4 Gbps memory. Thanks to the 256-bit interface, it
features a higher memory bandwidth (than the GTX 460 768MB) of 108 GB/s.

GTX460SE Report: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE on November 15th

The form factor of the GTX 460 SE is identical to the standard GTX 460. The Power is also identical to the GTX 460 768 MB – 150W. Against the GTX 460 768MB, we can expect the GTX 460 SE to perform a bit lower at medium resolutions, gaining ground once the limited frame buffer of the GTX 460 768 MB catches up at higher resolutions. With the GTX 460 768 MB already available at bargain prices of $165, we are not sure where the GTX 460 SE will fit in. Close to $150, it will cannibalize the sales of GTS 450 OC versions, and perhaps even the standard GTS 450, available at $125. At the same time, it could also be a better competitor to the HD 6850 at higher resolutions / IQ where the GTX 460 768 MB chokes, which could see NVIDIA commanding a similar price to the 768MB version.

The GTX 460 SE is certainly an interesting, if somewhat perplexing new card, seemingly burst out of nowhere. Massive overclocking potential is not out of the question either. At the right price, the GTX 460 SE can be an excellent value for money proposition.

Source: Heise.de