Summary: I purchase this graphics card to a friend. He was looking for a good Auction between $40 - 70. For the price it flyes. Excellent video card for the buck... my friend is very happy with it. The perfomance is between the gtx 550ti and gtx 560... or similiar to the gtx 650ti.
This may not be the best GTX 460 out there, but it is a definite contender.
7 March 2012
Summary: Great GTX 460 option. Palit's custom PCB may irk some as it is not "aftermarket friendly", but it makes for a shorter card and the custom cooler allows for great temps. The overclocking abilities are also impressive for a V1 GTX 460. Was able to hit 900MHz w/ a mild voltage increase no problem. Extremely impressed with this card all-around.
Summary: I purchased mainly to increase my frame rates when running Flight Simulator software. When configuring for take off or landing, when there is a big load on graphics rates, I went from 4-5-6 fps to a nice 15-16-17. Most other times I'm well above 25-30 fps. Have not over clocked. Temperatures run about 115 F normal load to 140 F when really working. Fan speed has never been to 100%. I like this card & the performance I get from it.
Summary: I ordered the Palit Sonic PLATINUM GTX 460 (NE5X460HF1102) but I received the Palit Sonic GTX 460 (NE5XSF1102) This shipment also arrived 4 weeks later than the expected delivery date, but there were snow storms. So in short, I'm returning this product, and getting a GTX 560 from new egg. (it was released after I ordered this one.
Summary: As part of a rebuild of my previous PC which eventually turned into a "new build" PC I bought one of these and apart from the HAF 932 case it has been the best thing I have bought.I previously used 2 x 6800GT's and 2 x 8800GT's in SLI mode.Although the 6800GT's were very pretty they produced a LOT of heat, so the heat pipes were almost too hot to touch, and all the heat was dumped inside the case.
Summary: I'm upgrading from a GTX 260, which was a very good card. I never buy top of the line, so I knew a GTX 480 was out of the question. I always crunch the numbers on price / performance / power requirements / heat generation, and this card hits the sweet spot. It's SMALLER than my GTX260, yet outperforms the larger card -- if only slightly, and manages to generate less heat in the process. Heat is the enemy in the quest for ever-higher anti-aliased framerates!