Graphics - Published on Friday, 11 March 2011 09:43 Written by Anton Karmehed
EVGA GTX 460 2Win will be the official name of the dual GPU graphics card EVGA showed at CES earlier this year. The card that now launches is the first NVIDIA card supporting 4 monitors and 3D Vision Surround out of the box. This is possible through two GF104 GPU circuits on one big PCB.
The graphics card that was rumored to be a prototype of NVIDIA's coming flagship, GeForce GTX 590, was early identified as a card with dual Fermi circuits. Though we pointed out the number of memory circuits and the overall layout pointed to a less powerful solution and this matched EVGA's plans well.
EVGA GTX 460 2Win is more or less two GeForce GTX 460 graphics cards baked into one. With dual GF104 GPUs there is support for up to four monitors and NVIDIA's 3D Vision Surround, which requires two GPUs to work.
Even if NVIDIA's GF104 GPUs have been replaced by GF114 on GeForce GTX 560 Ti, EVGA GTX 460 2Win has plenty of performance to offer. According to EVGA the card is faster than GeForce GTX 580 in both 3DMark 11 and Unigine Heaven, two favorites for GTX 580. The card is 292,1 mm long and comes with three DVI outputs and one mini-HDMI output.
The two GF104 GPU circuits operate at 700 MHz while the total 672 CUDA cores (2 x 336) gets a clock frequency of 1400 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 memory buffer is clocked at 3600 MHz and dual 256-bit buses result in a bandwidth of 230.4 GB/s. Dual 8-pin power connectors will make sure the card has sufficient power and EVGA recommends power supplies with at least 700 watt capacity.
The cooler covers the entire card and uses three fans to keep the temperatures low.