Above you can see the card tested, this is the GeForce GTX 460 768MB Ultra Charged model. The card comes with a basic bundle, no additional game software or anything.
675 MHz is the default reference clock frequency on the core, this one is clocked at 820 MHz. The memory is normally clocked at 3800 MHz (effective data-rate), and the Ultra Charged models are clocked at 4000 MHz.
The design is simple alright, but we like that. Only a sticker as you can see. The cooling design is dual-slot reference based with a 80mm single fan. A very silent design actually. NVIDIA did that absolutely right as it is one kickass reference cooler. Click photo to enlarge btw.
For whatever reason, the card comes with a blue PCB. Make no mistake though, this is a reference based board. There are no specific customizations to be found other than a BIOS tweak allowing the higher clock frequencies.
PoV GeForce FX 5500 Review When I first asked NVIDIA about the 5500 they seemed utterly surprised and asked why I was reviewing a 5500. Hey it's a big market and NVIDIA sells more low and mid end products then high-end. So why not ?