Nvidia has debuted its Fermi-class GeForce GTX 460 GPU at a sweet $200 price point.
The card - which was designed from the "ground up" for DX 11 gaming - boasts 336 CUDA cores, 56 texture units and offers 4x tessellation performance over competing GPUs.
"Compared to the GeForce 8800 GT, the GTX 460 delivers 4.5x the geometry horsepower, up to 2.6x the gaming performance, 4.5x the PhysX performance and 3D Vision in full 1080P HD," explained Nvidia spokesperson Justin Walker.
"All this performance is packaged in a graphics card that is only eight and a half inches long with a whisper quiet fan so you can fit it into a compact chassis that is perfect for the home or toting to your favorite LAN parties."
The GeForce GTX 460 is currently available in two configurations:
- GTX 460 768MB, with a 192-bit memory interface - $200.
- GTX 460 1GB, with a 256-bit memory interface - $230.
It should also be noted that the GTX 460 has already been integrated into two iBuyPower game rigs:
- The $834 Paladin E370 - Pairs the GTX 460 with a liquid cooled Intel Core i5 750 processor, 4G of DDR3 memory and 500GB HDD.
- The $1,850 Paladin F860 - Features the GTX 460, a liquid cooled Intel Core i7 930 processor, 6GB of DDR3 memory, a terabyte of storage space and 3D Vision Active Shutter glasses.