ASUS ENGTX460 Delivers the Latest Cool Powerhouse for Immersive 3D Gaming

July 13, 2010 // 3:55 p.m.

Meeting the demands of mainstream PC users in need of sheer graphics performance, new top-shelf cards fuse superior DirectCU thermal design with Voltage Tweak overclocking



ASUS ENGTX460 graphics cards enter service as the newest addition to NVIDIA’s GeForce 400 Series. ASUS is proud to deliver technology that goes further than base reference requirements with exclusives such as DirectCU thermal design, Voltage Tweak overvolting and endurance features GPU Guard, EMI Shield and Fuse Protection.



On top of cool overclocking capabilities, ASUS ENGTX460 graphics cards are optimized for native performance in Windows 7, delivering mind-blowing graphics to showcase DirectX11 done right, plus full 3D Vision Surround, PhysX and CUDA support.



Cooling Better with Copper — DirectCU

Exclusively on the ASUS-designed ENGTX460 DirectCU cards, users make the most of DirectCU copper cooling. This technique places hefty copper heatpipes, custom flattened and brought into direct contact with the GPU core for improved heat transference. This adds to the already installed heatsink and fan assembly to provide 20 percent* better cooling than reference, and means ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU cards can deliver more performance and have a higher tolerance for overclocking. They also outlast the basic reference design thanks to exclusive added feature GPU Guard, which combines with the excellent cooling of ASUS ENGTX460 cards to double printed circuit board reinforcement against cracking, delivering spectacular reliability and longevity.



Driving Performance to the Max – Voltage Tweak

Thanks to their better cooling, ENGTX460 cards enable extreme overclocking. This offers opportunities for enthusiasts and anyone intent on more hardcore applications to tap their full, powerful potential. ASUS ENGTX460 cards arrive bundled with overclocking and overvolting utility Voltage Tweak, allowing adjustment of voltages to the GPU, video memory and board circuitry. This can boost the core and memory clocks significantly for up to 50 percent* faster overall performance compared to reference.



Pushing Boundaries Further with TOP selected GPUs

ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 and ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 graphics cards carry over the celebrated ASUS TOP approach to graphics cards with select GPUs overclocked for triumphant gaming and benchmarking. Specially singled out from the rest, TOP cards have unbeatable overclocking potential for unparalleled performance.



Built for Superlative Gaming Thrills

Dedicated gamers need look no further than the extreme prowess of the new ASUS ENGTX460’s graphics engine. These cards open up new horizons of excitement with native DirectX11 executed flawlessly in 2560 x 1600 and beyond. Finally, true high definition gaming comes to life in vivid detail, with the added advantage of 3D Vision Surround three dimensional immersion.



The all-new ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5, ENGTX460 DirectCU/2DI/1GD5, ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 and ENGTX460/2DI/768MD5 deliver a full spectrum of features, better performance and true Windows 7 optimization. They are the latest in an exciting line of 400 series graphics cards, extending their reach to new audiences.



Model


ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 (coming soon)


ENGTX460 DirectCU /2DI/1GD5 (coming soon)

Graphics Engine


GeForce GTX460


GeForce GTX460

Bus Standard


PCI Express® 2.0


PCI Express® 2.0

Video Memory


1GB GDDR5


1GB GDDR5

Engine Clock


675MHz or higher


675MHz

CUDA Core Clock


1350MHz or higher


1350MHz

Memory Clock


3600MHz or higher


3600MHz (900MHz GDDR5)

Memory Interface


256-bit


256-bit

DVI Max. Resolution


2560 x 1600


2560 x 1600

D-Sub Max. Resolution


2048 x 1536


2048 x 1536

DVI Output


2x native dual-link DVI-I


2x native dual-link DVI-I

HDMI Output


1x native HDMI (mini HDMI)


1x native HDMI (mini HDMI)

D-Sub Output


1x via adapter


1x via adapter

HDCP compliant


Yes


Yes

Software Bundled


ASUS utilities and driver


ASUS utilities and driver

Note


Actual product dimensions will be provided soon


9.8” x 5.03”



Model


ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5


ENGTX460/2DI/768MD5

Graphics Engine


GeForce GTX460


GeForce GTX460

Bus Standard


PCI Express® 2.0


PCI Express® 2.0

Video Memory


768MB GDDR5


768MB GDDR5

Engine Clock


700 MHz


675 MHz

CUDA Core Clock


1400MHz


1350MHz

Memory Clock


3680MHz (920MHz GDDR5)


3600MHz (900MHz GDDR5)

Memory Interface


192-bit


192-bit

DVI Max. Resolution


2560 x 1600


2560 x 1600

D-Sub Max. Resolution


2048 x 1536


2048 x 1536

DVI Output


2x native dual-link DVI-I


2x Native dual-link DVI-I

HDMI Output


1x native HDMI (mini HDMI)


1x native HDMI (mini HDMI)

D-Sub Output


1x via adapter


1x via adapter

HDCP compliant


Yes


Yes

Software Bundled


ASUS utilities and driver


ASUS utilities and driver

Note


9.46” x 4.73”


8.82” x 5.04”

*Subject to system configuration and usage.



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ASUS, maker of the world’s best selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading company in the new digital era, with a broad product portfolio that also includes notebooks, netbooks, multimedia, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person. ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's revenue for 2009 was US$7.5 billion. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek's InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.
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