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1GB GTX 460

1GB GTX 460
« on: October 27, 2010, 05:56:31 pm »
Hey guys, I was just wondering if the 1GB GTX 460 from Gigabyte was based off the reference design?

Reason being is I want to get a water block for it and need to know.

Thanks  ;D

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Re: 1GB GTX 460
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 06:01:38 pm »
Hi and welcome to the Gigabyte Forum.

I have the same problem myself with my graphics cards so I know your worry. I think they are based on the reference design but I am really not sure so I will find out for you. Please check back tomorrow and hopefully I will be able to answer with more certainty.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2010, 06:09:17 pm by Dark Mantis »
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Re: 1GB GTX 460
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 06:03:42 pm »
Thanks  :)

Re: 1GB GTX 460
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 09:17:48 pm »
I found out that it is indeed a reference PCB, but I don't know if the EK waterblock will fit since the metal chokes are quite large.

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Re: 1GB GTX 460
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 10:52:49 am »
Well the information I received is quite the opposite so I don't know who has it right. Where did you find out that the cards were based on the reference design?
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: 1GB GTX 460
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2010, 11:59:12 pm »
Here is a link to the Nvidia PCB

Here is a link to the Giga 460 PCB

Almost 100% similar except for the metal chokes on the right side.

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Re: 1GB GTX 460
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2010, 07:47:28 am »
Yes as you say they look visually very similar. The information I received was from our technical department so I expected it to be accurate. :-\
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: 1GB GTX 460
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2010, 07:54:49 pm »
I have done a LOT of research on the issue. With the exception of the heatsinks, transistors, chokes, caps, and such. Yes i can say with much confidence that it is a reference board with better parts added you should have no problem liquid cooling this card.

*As long as you use the right cooling blocks*

Sorry had to add that 8)

I am waiting on today's delivery of 2 right now. So i am with ya.

I do talk to others that are already using liquid coolers on them too.
Good luck and hope it helps.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2010, 07:57:06 pm by Tired_biker »

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Re: 1GB GTX 460
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2010, 07:58:39 pm »
Hi Tired_biker
Do you happen to have any info on the ATI cards also. I am still trying to assess whether they are reference designs or not, the 5xxx series.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

 

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