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ECS NBGTX460-1GPI-F GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

  • 336 CUDA Cores
  • 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Darcy H.
  • 1/6/2011 9:55:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat performance and Value

Pros: The cooler is awesome and at stock settings will have you idling at 27c. The cooler is very quiet. I have these in SLI and they will run anything you can throw at them, they tear older games to shreds. Running mine at 900/1800/2070, really incredible stuff. I would tell you the frames I get in Metro 2033 maxed in 1080p but you would laugh at me because my old quad is severely crippling SLI performance. In Unigine at my speeds they run 41.4fps, more than an overclocked GTX 580.

Cons: My Core 2 Quad is outdated and can't help my new generation cards scale quickly enough=lower FPS. The cards click from time to time, it's common on the 400 series.
3 Slot cooler will shy most people away from SLI.

Other Thoughts: So I'm the first to post a review about them in SLI. If you can fit two of these and your motherboard supports full speed SLI in the third slot go for it, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Thomas T.
  • 12/16/2010 4:14:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card excellent cooler, over clocking monster

Pros: I purchased this card a few weeks back locally. I wanted to point out to the guy below. MSI Cyclone GTX 460 doesn't have coolers on the voltage regulators or power VRMs , neither does the MSI Hawk GTX 460. The reason this card doesn't have them is because like the other mentioned GTX 460's the air flow from the massive fans on this card are so high they don't need to be covered. Mine over clocks to 940 core no problem and doesn't break 60c. This makes my card surpass a gtx 470 at stock but doesn't heat my case up or stress my PSU. Also with the fan at 100 percent , in my closed case, I cannot hear this cooler.

Cons: Zero ECS did it right here. This and the Sparkle version are the best cooled GTX 460's you can get. These run 30c cooler than the GTx470's and about 15c cooler than even the MSI Hawk and are quieter, I know I had one. The Hawks a good card but this is better.

Other Thoughts: Yes the fan is big but do your home work before you buy something. If this is the main video card in your system and you want to over clock it to the moon and back but don't want a oven for a case or a 1000 watt psu, then is is your card. It is a reference design with a 50.00 plus cooler added for free. What is not to like here.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/29/2010 8:18:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsProbably a good card, but be careful of size!

Pros: This card has a great non-reference cooling design, and at the price point it is at, really can't be beat for the cooling achieved.

Just be careful of the size of the heatsink and fans! Please see other thoughts.

Cons: I had no problems with the card while it was in my system (very briefly), but I will say the build quality did not look or feel as great as my comparative Gigabyte GTX 460 card with dual cooling fans. Take this for what you will.

Other Thoughts: I will admit, I completely overlooked the size of this cooler. I knew the PCIe x16 slots on my motherboard were close, but didn't realize that this closeness, coupled with the size of this card's heatsink, would make it impossible to SLI.

Just pay close attention to the pictures Newegg provides, specifically the slot width vs. the width of the heatsink w/ fans.

For single card systems and SLI boards with space, the size will not be a problem, but I wanted to post to make sure people truly understand that the size of this cooler on some boards will make SLI setups impossible.

Phenom II x2 555 @ 4.2 (20x 210 FSB)
Cooler Master V8
MSI nForce 980a
Kingston HyperX (4 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
SLI1: Zotac GTX 460 1GB @ 800/1600/2000
SLI2: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB @ 800/1600/2000
Dedicated PhysX: Gigabyte 9800 GT @ 700/1800/950
RAID0 Boot: Dual OCZ Onyx 30GB
RAID0 Storage: Dual WD Caviar Blue 500GB/16MB
Dual ASUS 24x DVD+/-RW
Antec EarthWatts 750W
Antec Six Hundred w/ PWM Side Fan
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  • Ryan S.
  • 11/13/2010 9:34:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBest cooled GTX 460 - After you add sinks

Pros: I have been tweaking and gaming with high end graphics cards for the last decade and through a couple of card failures learned the value keeping the card cool. ECS makes a great first step here by equipping this card with the awesome AC Accelero TT cooler which normally retails for 50 bucks. Unfortunately they neglected to include the VRM and Ram sinks that AC makes to go with this cooler and that means the cooler doesn't cool these components even as well as a reference HSF. The appropriate VR005 heatsink set is available for six bucks from AC's webshop and is highly recommended.

Having said that, my sinks haven't arrived yet and I am stable at stock volts while clocked to 850/1700/2100 which is nearly 200mhz over the reference speed and don't break 58C gaming.

Cons: ECS cheaped out on the VRM and Ram sinks to save a couple bucks on a two hundred dollar card. Its actions like this that make people wary of non reference cards.

Other Thoughts: I still highly recommend this card because of its best in class cooler, just know you will have to spend a few bucks more to properly cool the whole board.

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  • Iain T.
  • 11/4/2010 11:48:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOverclocked with giant cooler for regular price on a fermi 460

Pros: Huge cooler for the price. Cooler large enough you can show it to your mother and she'll wonder why you're putting a copper spider in your case.

Remains cool under load, have yet to even go over fifty degrees celsius though this GPU is held back by my aging system - CPU fan is spinning like crazy while this thing barely makes a whisper. Fans are very quiet and very attractive.

Can likely overclock higher than shipped but like I said, I'm bottlenecked at the CPU so there's no point.

Performance is standard for a 460 card; excellent

Cons: The cooler is, as stated in every review, very large. I had to cut out a small plastic piece of my case in order to slot it in; I do not use any other PCI cards in my system but if it did I'm sure it would be a bit of an issue.

I have heard a slight electrical humming through my integrated sound from time to time since installing this card; I'm not sure if this is the card's fault, the fault of my crummy integrated sound or simply too many power cords in the case.

Other Thoughts: Came in a huge box with a giant silver axe on it. Well packaged though, makes up for the jarring typo of "graphics" on the back of the box.

This card is likely too large to effective pair in a SLI system; I plan to upgrade next year but definitely feel that using it as the "outer" card in a SLI set up will take advantage of its excellent cooling when paired with a regular sized 460 GTX card. I've read some reviews of this card that stated it came with an over sized SLI bridge; mine did not, but given the pricing when looking at the excellent cooler I'm not bothered by anything in or not in the box.

Keep this in mind if you're planning to SLI, but otherwise, it makes a great single card solution.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/4/2010 5:37:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUpdate from orginal

Pros: Silent and and runs cool, Ran everything I threw at it on very high and 1680*1050 with no problems.

Idle 30c and load was no higher then 58c in kombuster and any other game I threw at it.

Cons: Low quality caps on this card cause it to buzzing under load, and it not quiet buzz it louder then my pc fans, If you use to GPU cards buzzing or loud buzzing at that and you can ignore it, then this card it worth every penny.

But for me the buzzing which was very loud, was the deal breaker. Rma the first for a replacement hope it was just dud and replacement did same thing, Minus the fact the first one made clicking sound when it went from IDLE to LOAD.

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  • James L.
  • 10/26/2010 11:09:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGTX460 Black Series - Great Bang for the Buck

Pros: I've read several reviews of the GeForce GTX 460 and I finally settled on the GTX460 Black Series from ECS. For about the same price as others, this one comes factory overclocked, and comes with Accelero Twin Turbo Pro aftermarket cooling system. It has great performance, runs quiet and look great!

Cons: Kind of wide, as far as occupying slots goes.

Other Thoughts: This card makes a great addition to my current system. It is the first piece in my upgrade project. I am migrating over to LGA1156 or may wait a bit to see what else comes out.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/25/2010 3:58:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsECS and AC

Pros: Has Artic cooling solution and runs low 50c even on load on kombuster, AvP runs like a dream on veryhigh and tessellation on 75fps to 100fps

Cons: Not the highest of quality for the capacitors, they seem to make humming/buzzing noise, in 3d apps and vary in pitch in DX 9-10-11 apps, my old EVGA 9800gt never made these noises

Other Thoughts: Just love AC solutions on the card it came preinstalled which was main reason wait for 3 month for this card to hit states, but I not sure I can deal with buzzing/humming noise come from card when playing 3D stuff, We shall see

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  • alex j.
  • 10/19/2010 8:20:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUpdate from my previous review

Pros: The cooling solution is excellent. Furmark stability test at 1920x1080 temp max is 66c. The fan is inaudible from two feet away, running at 55%.

Cons: The additional $20 I spent buying a mini-HDMI to HDMI cable.

Provided software CD sucks. No Windows 7 driver provided. Come on ECS!

Other Thoughts: MSI Afterburner works with this card, allowing you to create your own temp/fan speed profiles. This is a good card that ECS has nerfed thru substandard accessories and software support.

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  • alex j.
  • 10/7/2010 10:18:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMediocre customer service: go elsewhere

Pros: nice looking cooling solution

Cons: Cooler is mounted offset to the PCB. It bottom end sticks out a few degrees on one side of the PCB. At first I thought it had been dropped and damaged, but that is the way the mounting screw holes are set: ODD.

No HDMI mini adapter is provided. This is one of the most expensive GTX 460 cards and overlooking this is unacceptable, since most other brands do come with an adapter.

Other Thoughts: Buy a card from another vendor. Customer support is mediocre. Initially they emailed me that the card would have had an HDMI mini adapter if it was supposed to have one and that I must have bought an open box. When I called them they passed me around, left me on hold twice for ten minutes so that I had to hang up and call again. After I finally got passed around enough times between sales, QA and tech support and explained to tech support that they only have one model of GTX 460, they told me the card does not come with the adapter. This level of customer support and expertise is worrying. If something actually does go wrong with the card, I won't expect much support.

ECS: You may want to learn to stand behind your products and customer support from EVGA.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

I am sorry to hear about your experience with our Technical Support. Based on our investigation, it appears that the Tech misread your initial question, which prompted the response that caused you further confusion. We apologize for the subsequent problems you experienced before getting the proper answer.

Your initial question about a mini HDMI adapter was mistaken for the DVI to HDMI adapter that comes with the VGA card, which is why you received the response to contact the vendor.

For reference this card has a mini HDMI output, but no mini HDMI to HDMI adapter. Many cards still do not come with a mini HDMI to HDMI adapter, but a DVI to HDMI adapter.

If you still have any issues please feel free to contact us.

Best Regards
ECS Technical Support

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