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Now that the 560's are out we can reflect on the importance of the GTX460. Beating the 480 by as much as 25% in some SLI reviews for less cash. Breathing life back into Nvidia after ATI's 5xxx DX11 party. When the 460 was released it was lauded as the 2nd coming. Will history remember it as a blockbuster? Or did it benefit from the GF100's heat and noise complaints?



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But what did it do first? There have been previous cards that have done the same thing in terms of performance/price.
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For sure. Great card at low price. Perfect.
    
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But what did it do first? There have been previous cards that have done the same thing in terms of performance/price.
More then 1 card can get into the hall of fame, if such a thing existed. So?
     
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Hmm, as ground breaking as this card was, I would have to say that for a card to be "Hall of Fame" worthy, it has to have some form of longevity in the marketplace. 9 months just isn't enough I don't think.

8800GT (and the G92 in general), will be the king of the hall for some time.
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Now that the 560's are out we can reflect on the importance of the GTX460. Beating the 480 by as much as 25% in some SLI reviews for less cash. Breathing life back into Nvidia after ATI's 5xxx DX11 party. When the 460 was released it was lauded as the 2nd coming. Will history remember it as a blockbuster? Or did it benefit from the GF100's heat and noise complaints?



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It was a good card no doubt, but I say it is hardly hall of fame worthy. I do believe that the 460 has been one of the best cards this year.

The GTX 460 is around 150 dollars correct (if not more)? For that price, you get very solid temps, high overclock potential, amazing SLI scaling and drivers but the performance of only a GTX 285.
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Hall of fame like the 8800gtx ultra?
Somewhat. Never has such a powerful card has been so cheap.
Except for the fact that they released the 460 a week after I got my 465.
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Hall of fame like the 8800gtx ultra?
Somewhat. Never has such a powerful card has been so cheap.
Except for the fact that they released the 460 a week after I got my 465.
Oh if there was just EVGA step down program...465 was a fail
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Hmm, as ground breaking as this card was, I would have to say that for a card to be "Hall of Fame" worthy, it has to have some form of longevity in the marketplace. 9 months just isn't enough I don't think.
It looks like none of the 4xx series will have longevity due to the 5xx's being an improved version. The 'unlocked' 4xx series if you like. I had a 460 and it was a great card. Two of them can handle pretty much everything on a 1080p.
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I never saw what was so great about it
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