It even hit many of the ‘in the know’ industry analysts by surprise, this morning NVIDIA launched a rather confusing product, the GeForce GTX 460 SE model and with such a similar price point to the GTX 460 768MB, this new mid-range graphics card is leaving consumers a bit perplexed.
On news of the launch, we contacted NVIDIA who provided answers to some questions that should hopefully give you a little better understanding of the card’s market position.
What exactly is the 460 SE?
The GTX 460 SE is the latest great gaming GPU from NVIDIA, designed to provide an outstanding gaming experience for the price.
Why are you launching this?
We are launching the GTX 460 SE to provide more options for our customers. Many consumers love the price/performance offered by the GTX 460 768MB but would prefer a larger frame buffer. The GTX 460 SE provides this option.
What is the performance? How does it compare to other 460 products?
In general, the GeForce GTX 460 SE performs similarly to the GTX 460 768MB. The GTX 460 768MB is the best choice for shader or tessellation heavy applications. The GTX 460 SE is a better choice for applications that are more memory bandwidth intensive.
What are the specs?
The GeForce GTX 460 SE has 288 CUDA cores running at 650MHz graphics clock and 1300MHz processor clock. It has a 256bit frame buffer interface with 1GB GDDR5 running at 3.4Gbps.
What is the price?
You will see prices similar to the GTX 460 768MB. Check your favorite e-tailer for availability and pricing.
What product does this replace?
It does not replace a product. It is an addition to our product line-up.
Are you adjusting the prices of other 460 products?
What is happening to the GTX 460 768MB?
It will remain in the marketplace.
Why did you call this product GTX 460 SE instead of using a new number like GTX 455
The GTX 460 SE will deliver a GTX 460 class gaming experience. Using a number like 455 would imply a worse gaming experience which is not really accurate.
For more information – visit the NVIDIA GeForce Product Page here .