Legit Video Card Reviews
ASUS GeForce ENGTX460 TOP 768MB Video Card Review
|Date:||Fri, Jul 23, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
ASUS GeForce GTX 460 768MB Overclocking
Overclocking the ASUS GeForce GTX 460 graphics card with Smart Doctor
was fairly easy, but we did bump into a few issues along the way, though, that need to be pointed out.
The first thing is that you are rather limited by clock frequencies as the core clock setting in SmartDoctor only goes up to 800MHz and the memory clock only goes from 920MHz to 970MHz. It would have been nice to have seen both of these max setting increased. ASUS's rivals (MSI and EVGA) both have utilities that overclock beyond this level.
When we maxed out the overclocks and went to enable them we were confronted with this pop-up stating that the GPU and Memory clock was successfully overclocked. We left the Vcore voltage at the default voltage of 0.962 Volts as no extra voltage was needed to max the card out when using SmartDoctor.
The ASUS GeForce GTX 460 TOP Video Card
Stock 700MHz/920MHz (3680MHz effective):
The ASUS GeForce GTX 460 TOP Video Card Stock 800MHz/970MHz (3880MHz effective):
Running 3DMark Vantage with the Extreme preset we got a score of X6434. The score went up X7227 3DMarks when overclocked with SmartDoctor, which was an improvement of 12.3%.
This overclock is great since a reference card operates at just 675MHz on the core and 900MHz on the memory. We hope that ASUS will put more effort into making SmartDoctor a better utility as it is not the best utility out there and needs some work.
Next Page - Final Thoughts and Conclusions
Page 1 - The ASUS ENGTX460 Top VoltageTweak
Page 2 - The ENGTX460 Top GPU Cooler
Page 3 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 4 - ASUS Smart Doctor & Gamer OSD Utilities
Page 5 - GeForce GTX 460 Test Settings
Page 6 - Batman: Arkham Asylum
Page 7 - Resident Evil 5
Page 8 - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
Page 9 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 10 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 11 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 12 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 13 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 14 - Power Consumption
Page 15 - Temperature Testing
Page 16 - ASUS GeForce GTX 460 768MB Overclocking
Page 17 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions