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Palit GeForce GTX 460 SONIC PLATINUM 1 GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Fermi Video Card NE5X460HF1102

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  • Bus interface: PCI Express 2.0 Support. NVIDIA CUDA technology
  • NVIDIA SLI Ready. Microsoft Windows 7 Support
  • Dual-link DVI Support
  • HDMI 1.4a Support
  • NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology

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  • Brand Name: Palit
  • Model Number: NE5X460HF1102
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Graphics Coprocessor: NVIDIA
  • Graphics Card Ram: 1.0 GB
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Product Description

Palit GeForce GTX460 Sonic Platinum overclocking edition provides 17.5% faster than default speed. Built from the ground up for DirectX 11, Palit GeForce GTX460 Sonic Platinum delivers up to 5x the DirectX 11 tessellation performance. Palit GeForce GTX460 Sonic Platinum packs highly detailed visuals into your games- without sacrificing high frame rates. And with NVIDIA 3D Vision, PhysX, and CUDA technologies, Palit GeForce GTX460 Sonic Platinum powers all the incredibly realistic effects that your games can throw its way

Product Information

Product Dimensions 13.5 x 2.5 x 8.8 inches
Item Weight 2 pounds
Shipping Weight 2 pounds
ASIN B003XU6S9G
Item model number NE5X460HF1102
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3.7 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #4,200 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > Graphics Cards
Date first available at Amazon.com July 12, 2010

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By J. Spencer on October 14, 2010
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I'm upgrading from a GTX 260, which was a very good card. I never buy top of the line, so I knew a GTX 480 was out of the question. I always crunch the numbers on price / performance / power requirements / heat generation, and this card hits the sweet spot.

It's SMALLER than my GTX260, yet outperforms the larger card -- if only slightly, and manages to generate less heat in the process. Heat is the enemy in the quest for ever-higher anti-aliased framerates!

I can run Fallout3 fully maxed out with no lag whereas the GTX260 would hiccup with everything maxed on 1920 *1200. Dragon Age looks absolutely gorgeous on the 460 -- everything maxed @ 1920 * 1200, whereas I had to tweak my settings to get an acceptable framerate on the 260.

If it were only to get slightly better performance in now-year-old games, however, I doubt I would have made the purchase. What I really find appealing about the 460, and 4xx series in general is the ability to stream HD Audio from an HDMI cable.

Since my PC also doubles as my Home Theater, I can now watch blu-rays with full TrueHD / DTS-MA audio. Sweet!

Ultimately, it was the combination of improved performance, improved efficiency, and the inclusion of HD Audio which made upgrade to this card.

I'm more of a casual gamer, preferring to play games when they reach the year-old mark, so that I can get them for half-off, and I don't need the latest and greatest $500+ video card to play them. I imagine that the hardcore gamers would gravitate towards the GTX 480.
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After doing lots of game testing and testing OC performance, I have concluded that this card is better than my Radeon HD 5870 with a lot of games (especially PhysX heavy games). DiRT 2 and Metro 2033 look very nice and I've been hooked on Arkham Asylum again since I've seen what PhysX does on high settings.

I use the MSI Afterburner utility and have my manual fan control settings at 46% and idle temps stay between 32-34c and under full loads is stays between 53-55c (never seen it peak above this yet). I have tried setting my fan control above 50% and sometimes the card is a tad noisy and I found that annoying. Also, if you have a well ventilated case (I use a Cooler Master HAF 932 full tower) then you should not need to use high fan control settings.

DiRT 2 = beautiful (high settings + DirectX11 features - 1920x1080)
Metro 2033 = beautiful (on full high settings + max tessellation + other DirectX 11 features - 1920x1080)
Aliens Vs. Predator = beautiful (full high settings + DirectX11 features - 1920x1080)
Arkham Asylum = beautiful (highest settings + high settings on PhysX + not using 3D vision - 1920x1080)
Resident Evil 5 = beautiful (highest settings + not using 3D vision - 1920x1080)
Rocket Knight = great (highest settings + other settings max'd out - 1920x1080)
Crysis + Crysis: Warhead = great, although have not noticed much in comparison to my old Radeon HD (high - 1920x1080)
Modern Warfare 2 = great (high - 1920x1080)

Blu-ray playback is also very good with NVIDIA's built-in Pure Video HD technology.

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When I have OC'd my card, I have had some issues with it where games would freeze and drivers would stop working and recover again...
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By RD on August 21, 2011
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Upgraded from a Nvidia 9800GT and can tell a difference in FPS (frames per seconds) while playing Everquest 2 online. Happy with the price of the product and the performance as well.
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I ordered the Palit Sonic PLATINUM GTX 460 (NE5X460HF1102)
but I received the Palit Sonic GTX 460 (NE5XSF1102)

This shipment also arrived 4 weeks later than the expected delivery date, but there were snow storms.
So in short, I'm returning this product, and getting a GTX 560 from new egg. (it was released after I ordered this one.)
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Having owned a previous Nvidea card, and wanting something a little more potent to play Skyrim, I opted for this card.

The Good:
The card, coupled with the latest Nvidea drivers offers excellent support for most modern games at a very reasonable price.

The Bad:
Wow, is this one noisy card. I could not believe how much noise it made, it is like a Harrier trying to take off! I initially thought my card was defective, however, having done some research, it would seem high noise levels are a trait of Palit cards.

Good card, if you can live with the noise.
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