NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Delivers DX11 Gaming Experience

NVIDIA today announced the latest addition to its Fermi-class of graphics
processing units (GPUs), the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 — which delivers a great
DX11 gaming experience and is priced right at the market’s $199 sweet spot.

Built from the ground up for DirectX 11
tessellation, GeForce GTX 460 GPUs deliver monster tessellation performance
with up to 4x tessellation performance over competing GPUs. The GTX 460
brings the ultimate next-generation DX11 gaming experience to a new price
segment, enabling more gamers than ever to experience incredibly detailed
characters, terrain and game environments with blazing fast performance and
awesome visuals.

With full support for NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, the GeForce GTX 460
provides the graphics horsepower and video bandwidth needed to experience games
and high definition Blu-ray movies in eye-popping stereoscopic 3D.

Here’s what leading game developers have to say about the GeForce GTX

"With the GeForce GTX 460, NVIDIA is really upping the ante with an amazingly
fast DirectX 11 GPU available at a great, mainstream-friendly price. Its new
hardware tessellation support will enable games to reach an entirely new caliber
of graphics."
— Epic Games/Tim Sweeney/Chairman, CEO and Technical

"NVIDIA platforms continue to be the Gold Standard at Id Software for
quality, performance, and support."
— Id Software/John Carmack/Technical Director

"We’ve got a great working relationship with the NVIDIA engineers. It has
enabled us to add amazing new visual effects like native 3D, 3D Vision Surround,
and PhysX/APEX support in Mafia II. With the new GeForce GTX 460, Empire Bay
comes to life, immersing players like never before!"
–2K Games/Denby
/Senior Producer of Mafia II

"The Civilization V team is really excited about the high-end DirectX 11
performance at a mainstream price point that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
delivers. The 460’s support for DX11 features such as tessellation and compute
shaders allow Civilization V to run faster while looking better than
— Firaxis Games/Dan Baker/Graphics Lead on Civilization V

"Great performance at a great price — what’s not to love? With full support
for PhysX and 3D Vision, the GeForce GTX 460 is a great GPU to use for UDK
development and UE3-based games."
— Epic Games/Mark Rein/Vice

"Capcom has worked closely with NVIDIA on a number of PC titles and GeForce
GPUs have always helped us to deliver the very best experience to users. The
GeForce GTX 460 is a great card and its blazing performance helps our titles to
— Capcom/Jun Takeuchi/General Manager of R&D Strategic
Planning Department

"Kings and Castles will look spectacular on the GeForce GTX 460. Imagine how
full-scale battles with hundreds of soldiers, dragons, and flying zeppelin
battleships will look in fantastic 3D!"
— Gas Powered Games/Chris
/Founder & CEO

With 336 NVIDIA CUDA cores and 56 texture units, the GeForce GTX 460 comes
in two flavors:


  • GTX 460 768MB, with a 192-bit memory interface at an estimated U.S. price of
  • GTX 460 1GB, with a 256-bit memory interface at an estimated US price of

The GeForce GTX 460 768MB version is available starting today from the
world’s leading add-in card partners, including ASL, ASUS, Colorful, ECS, EVGA,
Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, Jetway, KFA2, Leadtek, MSI, Palit,
Point of View, PNY, Sparkle, Zotac and others. Wider availability of the GeForce
GTX 460 1GB is expected by July 26, 2010. Consumers are encouraged to check
their favorite retailer or e-tailer for availability.


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