NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Graphics Card Launched; Offers DirectX 11 Support

NVIDIA today announced the the latest addition to its Fermi-class of graphics processing units (GPUs), the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Graphics Card that aims to bring high-end gaming and Blu-ray 3D movie playback to home desktop PCs by offering 4x performance over competing GPUs, real-time PhysX, and eye-popping 3D support.

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A mid range Fermi-based NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Graphics Card offers an amazingly fast DirectX 11 GPU support and is available at a great, mainstream-friendly price. Its new hardware tessellation support will enable games to reach an entirely new caliber of graphics.

Promises to delivers up to 4x performance over competing processors, real-time PhysX, and Eye-Popping 3D, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Graphics Card support for DX11 features such as tessellation and compute shaders allow Civilization V to run faster while looking better than ever.

Built from the ground up for DirectX 11 tessellation, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 GPUs deliver monster tessellation performance with up to 4x tessellation performance over competing GPUs.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 brings the ultimate next-generation DX11 gaming experience to home desktop PCs, enabling users to experience incredibly detailed characters, terrain and game environments with blazing fast performance and awesome visuals.

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

Its new hardware tessellation support will enable games to reach an entirely new caliber of graphics and the card also harness the parallel-processing capabilities of GPUs to boost gaming and application performance.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 graphics card does not generate much heat as it draws up to 150 watts of power, and NVIDIA is also offering CUDA, a set of programming tools to develop and manage parallel task execution.

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

Price and availability

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB, with a 192-bit memory interface at an estimated U.S. price of $199 and GeForce GTX 460 1GB, with a 256-bit memory interface at an estimated US price of $229.

The NVIDIA 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 while wider availability of the GeForce GTX 460 1GB is expected by July 26, 2010.

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