NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE with 288 Shader Cores

GeForce GTX 460 SE, 288 cores

According to this slide, NVIDIA plans to release a lite version of the GeForce GTX 460. The regular GTX 460 has 336 shader cores andf the GTX 460 SE will have 288 cores. The difference is 45 cores or one streaming multiprocessor (or one compute unit in OpenCL): GTX 460 has 7 SMs while the GTX 460 SE has 6 SMs.

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4 thoughts on “NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE with 288 Shader Cores”

  1. Mr K

    talk about takin the piss nvidia cant be bothered to even rename this “one compute unit failed in tests shit” so there just gona pop them out under the same name arses robbing arses n yes they might well tell some people but others are gona buy it thinkin there as norm v cheeky i say stickit up yo ass or call it a gt455 like you should

  2. WacKEDmaN

    not more SE/LE/MX BS…

    but that said…it could be possable to unlock the extra SM in some of these SE cards using the standard 460 bios making this a cheap alternative..

    would probably work well as a dedicated Physx card too

  3. MaNiAc

    Well, if the difference is reflected in the prices, there might be some ppl out there, who actually would buy one. Depends on the price i guess.

    Personally, i don’t see any reason to make an “almost gtx460” card, but meh… i’ve seen stranger things before. *shrugs*

  4. Joe

    They’re only doing this because GTS450 is getting killed by the HD5770. GTS450 does well enough against HD5750 but they needed something to fill the gap between GTS450 and GTX460 768mb. nVidia is going to have another problem soon in that GTX560 is supposed to be aimed at the HD6950 and not the 6850/6870, which are both killing GTX460 in performance except for the EVGA FTW edition. Will they unlock the disabled shader unit and raise the clocks to make up the difference? I think they pretty much have to, but what will they name it? GTX560 will already have been taken and if the renumbering holds, then the GTS450 will likely be renamed GTS550 so that number will also be in use. GTX555? Sounds too gimmicky to me.

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