Gainward GTX 460 Golden Sample: an Overclocked GPU and 2GB of Memory


Gainward GTX 460 Golden Sample



Gainward’s new baby, an overclocked GeForce GTX 460, comes with 2GB of GDDR5 graphics memory. Only the GPU is overclocked with a speed of 700MHz (ref=675MHz). The memory keeps the reference clock speed: 900MHz real speed.

This card features a custom PCB and a nice VGA cooler and is priced at around 210 euros.

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3 thoughts on “Gainward GTX 460 Golden Sample: an Overclocked GPU and 2GB of Memory”

  1. MaNiAc

    Call me a slow old f*ck, but i kinda lost track of nVidia card naming conventions…

    Back in GeF 6-7-8-9 days we had vanilla, GT, GTX, GTS and GS editions. Those days GS usually meant “hey it’s crap, but at least it’s cheap and it probably has passive cooling”.

    Now here we go we have a “GTX GS” at hand. What does this mean in this case? How GS is worse than vanilla GTX 460?

  2. Max

    Gainward uses the “GS” tag as an abbreviation for Golden Sample, so in this case it’s a GTX 460 with a pre-tested core and afaik the naming scheme from nV that you mentioned, still applies for the Fermi based cards

    Cheers,
    Max

  3. MaNiAc

    Heh, thx. I just saw the “GTX 460 GS” painted on the card, and that instantly reminded me to nVidia naming scheme, nothing else. GS = Golden Sample… bah, too simple! :)

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