The GeForce GTX 460 has been making some serious ripples in the upper midrange graphics card market since it is at higher clocks than the GTX 465 at very similar performance, the factory overclocked variations are certainly no exception. Here we are looking at the ASUS ENGTX460 TOP voltage tweak which comes with a factory overclock as well as an application which controls voltages for even further overclocking. Read on to see how this card fares against the EVGA superclock edition GTX 460 as well as the reference design GTX 460 among many other cards!
The card that we are looking at today is the ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 video card! What makes this card special is the fact that it uses a custom designed PCB and GPU cooler, plus it comes factory overclocked for an extra performance boost. The ENGTX460 Top has been sorted to ensure the card can operate flawlessly at above 700MHz and that is critical for those that want to be ensured their card can overclock. To help overclockers even more ASUS uses a DirectCU GPU cooler that has two 8mm flattened copper heat-pipes that make direct contact with the GPU that helps improve cooling by 20% when compared to the NVIDIA reference design. If that isn’t enough, ASUS also includes their SmartDoctor utility with VoltageTweak. This means you can bump up the GPU core voltage in just a few mouse clicks if needed.