GeForce GTX 460 1GB SLI vs. Radeon HD 5850 CFX Review @ HardOCP

Published: 7th Aug 2010, 17:36 GMT

GTX 460 SLI vs. HD 5850 CrossFireX - GeForce GTX 460 1GB SLI vs. Radeon HD 5850 CFX | [H]ard|OCP
The gaming performance of the “lowly” GeForce GTX 460 1GB SLI is impressing us more and more. The proof is in now that these cards in SLI also out pace the more expensive ATI Radeon HD 5850 CrossFireX solution. We take three games and show how GTX 460 1GB SLI dominates the playing field to provide excellent value.

We’ve been having a lot of fun recently testing the new GeForce GTX 460 GPU based video cards. If you haven’t yet checked out our latest performance evaluation, do so now where we compare GeForce GTX 460 1GB SLI to several AMD GPUs. If you missed the one before that we square off GTX 460 SLI with single card GTX 470 and GTX 480. Surely we are seeing some great value in this SLI configuration.

In our effort to find the best value for gaming, we are impressed with the GeForce GTX 460 1GB SLI solution. Today we are comparing, apples-to-apples, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 460 SLI to AMD’s ATI Radeon HD 5850 CrossFireX. The Radeon HD 5850 CrossFireX solution is more expensive, around $100 more than two GeForce GTX 460 1GB video cards. In fact, the two Galaxy GTX 460 1GB Super OC video cards we are gaming with today are not even the most expensive 1GB cards sold, and these even come with a custom PCB, custom Flip Fan, and are highly overclocked out-of-the-box, but even considering all that, these Galaxy cards are still a lot less expensive than the least expensive Radeon HD 5850 video cards. The Galaxy non-Super OC card with the same hardware features can be had for $219.99 at Tiger Direct after $10 MIR.

No matter how you slice it, the GTX 460 video card is less expensive than any HD 5850. And while we usually keep to comparing cards in the same price bracket, this is a matchup that many of us want to know about.

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