In a first, NVIDIA has launched the new GeForce GTX 460 graphics card that is the company’s most inexpensive solution to support DirectX 11 – a set of utilities that brings realistic graphics and sound while you play games or watch movies on your Windows 7 desktop.
The $199 graphics processor is based on the Fermi architecture that offers improved multimedia performance in comparison with the earlier graphics card from NVIDIA. The GeForce GTX 460 is noted to contain 336 processing cores and 768MB graphics memory.
We should however note that this is not the first graphics card to be based on the Fermi architecture. There are better alternatives in the $279 to $499 price range. However, the latest launch is specifically aimed at competing against ATI Radeon HD 5830 that offers similar functionality at the same price.