ECS GeForce GTX 460 Black Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2010-12-13

The GTX 460 Black video card from ECS is another product that comes with the high performance Arctic Cooling Accelero Turbo Pro cooler, it's also overclocked from the factory. Its performances are very close to the previously reviewed Calibre X460G and the fan speeds are much lower than the ones from the Sparkle model.

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Packaging, A Closer Look

The Black GTX 460 video card from ECS is shipped in a medium sized cardboard box; on the front we can see a large battle axe, along with the name of the product and some icons that represent the supported technologies:




On one of the box sides, we can find the main product features along with the minimum system requirements:




The back side contains some more information regarding the supported technologies; on the right side we can see them listed in 8 more languages:




For more added protection, the card along with the rest of the bundle are located in a plain cardboard box:




The box has inside two compartments: the top one holds the bundle and in the second one we can find the video card:




The bundle is consisted of:

-DVI-VGA adapter

-DVI-HDMI adapter

-two PCI-Express 6-pin to MOLEX power cable adapters

-a CD with drivers




The card is completely wrapped in an anti-static bag:




The ECS GTX 460 Black comes installed with the high performance Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo Pro air cooler:




Both fans have the Arctic Cooling logos in the middle, along with the name of the cooler:




Under the large top heatsink, we can see the copper plate, which makes direct contact with the GPU HSF, along with the heatpipe terminations:



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