Without any fanfare what so ever, NVIDIA has launched a new budget mid-range graphics card, the GeForce GTX 460 SE.
EVGA, suggest the new model will compete – at least in price – directly against the GTX 460 768MB, with a listed MSRP of $179.99 USD. The card offers an interesting blend of features, with 1GB of GDDR5 memory with 256-bit memory bus, exactly like the GTX 460 1GB, however, it is cut down to 288 CUDA cores, and slightly slower speeds of 650MHz Core, 1300MHz Processor, and 1700MHz memory.
Overall, it is a very interesting contender, and we will await the first set of benchmarks to be able to truly gauge the worthiness of an “SE” graphics card.
Updated (12:06PM): New pricing details reveal that card actually will be slightly more expensive than the GTX 460 768MB.