We have compared the GTX 460 1GB to the ATI Radeon HD 5850, ATI Radeon HD 5830, and the GTX 470, which are all priced around the same £200 mark. We use the same test bed that consists of an Asus P6T motherboard equipped with an Intel Core i7 965, 6GB Kingston DDR3 RAM, and a 2TB Seagate Barracuda XT hard drive.
Apart from Crysis, we run each game at its highest detail level and do manual run throughs recording frames per second using FRAPs. For Crysis we run a custom time demo and use the widely available Crysis benchmarking tool. We also run it at only High detail settings, not Very High.
For analysis of these results, navigate to the Analysis and Verdict page.