November 2nd, 2010
HD 6870 & HD 6850 vs. GTX 460 1GB Review @ HardwareCanucks
With AMD’s release of their HD 6800 series, one heck of a shakeup has been delivered to the GPU market. With the HD 6870 arriving on store shelves at $240 and the HD 6850 making its mark with a price tag of just $180, things weren’t looking good for NVIDIA’s GTX 460 1GB. However, the situation was turned on its head just before the launch widow for Barts opened.
Seeing an avalanche approaching in the form of two highly competitive AMD cards, NVIDIA decided to cut the prices of their most popular cards. You can now find a GTX 460 1GB for a little as $199USD and a few GTX 470 reference products for a bargain basement cost of $230USD.
One of the most important aspects of this price reduction is the fact that prices for highly overclocked versions of the GTX 460 1GB have fallen to new lows as well. One of the premier products available from NVIDIA’s board partners is of course the EVGA GTX 460 FTW which is overclocked to a stratospheric 850Mhz core speed. It’s price? $229 USD. This provides a tantalizing opening for customers who are looking at the HD 6870 and are wondering what it lines up to in NVIDIA’s current sable of products.
- READ MORE (Source): HD 6870 & HD 6850 vs. GTX 460 1GB: An Overclocking Study