Nvidia is reportedly preparing a further cut down GF100 part – Geforce GTX 460. Set to arrive in June, the GTX 460 will be priced against the Radeon HD 5850, which retails for $300, with some variants as low as $280.

The GTX 460 is rumoured for release in June, with a 256-bit memory interface and 1GB GDDR5, the same as the Radeon HD 5850.

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Nvidia is reportedly preparing a further cut down GF100 part – Geforce
GTX 460. Set to arrive in June, the GTX 460 will be priced against the
Radeon HD 5850, which retails for $300, with some variants as low as
$280.

The GTX 460 is rumoured for release in June, with a 256-bit memory
interface and 1GB GDDR5, the same as the Radeon HD 5850.

Interestingly, Expreview’s sources report the GTX 460 won’t have a reference design, and AIC (Nvidia’s term for AIB) partners will have full freedom to present their designs. This is the same policy followed by AMD for its Radeon HD 5830 – which is also a third salvaged part of the flagship chip. As we have seen with the HD 5830, while offering consumers a large variety of products, it also leads to confusion.

Detailed specifcations are unknown at this point, though 416 SP or 384 SP is a likely figure.

Of course, the Geforce GTX 470 and GTX 480 are yet to be available, and the rumoured GTX 460 is at least 2 months away.

Reference: Expreview