Zotac Touts World's First Quad Display-Capable GTX 460 Card

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News Posted: Tue, Sep 21 2010 10:41 AM
Let's forget for a moment that ATI's Eyefinity technology can drive up to six displays from a single compatible videocard. Things are a little a different on Nvidia's side of the tracks, so we can understand Zotac's giddy announcement that they've gone and launched the world's first GeForce GTX 460 graphics card capable of pushing pixels on up to four simultaneous independent displays. That's groovy.

"Quadruple-display computing is becoming more popular for gaming and office use. With the new Zotac GeForce GTX 460 3DP we can deliver quadruple-display computing with Nvidia Fermi architecture from a single graphics card, a world's first," said Carsten Berger, marketing director, Zotac International.


Zotac's GeForce GTX 460 3DP comes equipped with three DisplayPorts and a single dual-link DVI connector, and together they support a combined resolution of up to 6400x1200, or up to 4800x1200 using just the DisplayPorts.

Everything else is pretty much standard fare for a GeForce GTX 460 part. The card boasts clockspeeds of 710MHz (GPU), 1420MHz (shaders), and 3600MHz (memory). No word yet on price or availability.
ZOTAC® Announces World’s First Quadruple-Display Capable GeForce® GTX 460 Graphics Card

New ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 460 3DP enables up to four simultaneous independent displays from a single graphics card

HONG KONG – Sept. 21, 2010 – ZOTAC International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today unleashes the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 460 3DP – the world’s first NVIDIA® Fermi-powered graphics card capable of up to four native display outputs. The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 460 3DP enables multi-monitor computing with up to four simultaneous displays from a single graphics card for enhanced productivity, gaming and multimedia.

The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 460 3DP packs three DisplayPort and one dual-link DVI connectors that are capable of driving up to four independent displays simultaneously with a combined resolution up to 6400x1200. Three DisplayPort connectors enable the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 460 3DP to support resolutions up to 4800x1200 across three independent displays for true spanned triple-monitor computing. A dual-link DVI output enables connectivity to extreme high-definition displays with the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 460 3DP for connectivity to a single monitor at resolutions up to 2560x1600 for users without DisplayPort capable displays.

“Quadruple-display computing is becoming more popular for gaming and office use. With the new ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 460 3DP we can deliver quadruple-display computing with NVIDIA® Fermiarchitecture from a single graphics card, a world’s first,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International.

Beneath the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 460 3DP is a tweaked NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 graphics processor overclocked to 710 MHz for an extra performance boost. A large 1GB of graphics memory coupled with a 256-bit wide memory interface works with the graphics processor to deliver phenomenal visuals and details in Microsoft® DirectX® 11-based games and applications.

The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 460 3DP ships with a Prince of Persia®: The Forgotten Sands™ game bundle to let users instantly take advantage of the gaming capabilities of the graphics card. The Forgotten Sands™ is the latest adventure in the Prince of Persia® universe that leads gamers through an epic storyline to save the kingdom of Azad with stunning visuals and large-scale battles.

It’s time to play with the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 460 3DP!

General details

  • New ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 460 3DP graphics card
  • ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 460 3DP
  • Engine clock: 710 MHz
  • 336 Unified Shaders
  • Shader clock: 1420 MHz
  • 1GB GDDR5 memory
  • 256-bit memory interface
  • Memory clock: 3600 MHz
  • Prince of Persia®: The Forgotten Sands™ game bundle
  • Dual-link DVI & 3 DisplayPort outputs
  • PCI Express 2.0 interface (Compatible with 1.1)
  • Microsoft DirectX® 11 with Shader Model 5.0 and DirectCompute support
  • OpenGL® 4.0 compatible
  • NVIDIA® CUDA & PhysX® ready
  • NVIDIA® SLI ready (2-way)
  • NVIDIA® PureVideo HD technology
  • ZOTAC® Boost Premium software bundle included

Product Name

ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 460 3DP

GPU

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460

Engine Clock speed

710 MHz

Unified Shaders

336

Shader Clock

1420 MHz

Memory Clock speed

3600 MHz

Memory

1GB GDDR5

Memory interface

256-bit

Display Outputs

Dual-link DVI-I, 3 DisplayPort

HDCP

Yes

Cooling

Active (with fan)

DirectX® version

DirectX® 11 with Shader Model 5.0

Other hardware features

Triple simultaneous independent displays

Software Features

NVIDIA® PureVideo HD Technology, NVIDIA® CUDA technology, NVIDIA® PhysX®technology, OpenGL® 4.0, NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ ready,

Windows 7 capability

Windows® 7 with DirectCompute support

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I just bought a 460, I should have known better....

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Marco C replied on Tue, Sep 21 2010 1:10 PM

@ Delta - If your not going to use the additional outputs, there's no real advantage to this card. Enjoy your current 460. :)

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3vi1 replied on Tue, Sep 21 2010 2:13 PM

I'd put three across and one on top of the middle monitor... Would be great for games, and for debugging.

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Inspector replied on Tue, Sep 21 2010 2:40 PM

ya, theres no real point when you don't require it. But it is nice to have just in case you want to add it on later on :)

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MMundy replied on Tue, Sep 21 2010 2:40 PM

NICE!!!

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RA1D replied on Tue, Sep 21 2010 6:19 PM

would've been nice if the card also had 2gb memory

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That's true, I didn't even think about the money for extra monitors :D

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realneil replied on Tue, Sep 21 2010 8:28 PM

RA1D:
would've been nice if the card also had 2gb memory

So far, Zotac is the only one to make a GTX-460 with 2GB of memory on board. Saw it on NewEgg last week but it isn't there now. (make me out to be a liar) Ha-Ha!

The customer reviews were not so good though. They have them with 1.5GB on them though,.......... That's the 480 cards

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slugbug replied on Tue, Sep 21 2010 8:44 PM

Nice option but personally I wouldn't have room for even two monitors.

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Good to see Nvidia trying to trounce ATI's Eyefinity:P

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