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GeForce GTX 460 1GB vs GeForce GTX 650

Intro

The GeForce GTX 460 1GB comes with core clock speeds of 675 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 336 SPUs along with 56 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the GeForce GTX 650, which uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 1058 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a frequency of 1250 MHz on this specific model. It features 384 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 650 64 Watts
GeForce GTX 460 1GB 160 Watts
Difference: 96 Watts (150%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 460 1GB should perform quite a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 650 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 1GB 115200 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 650 80000 MB/sec
Difference: 35200 (44%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 460 1GB will be just a bit (more or less 12%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 650. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 1GB 37800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 650 33856 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 3944 (12%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 460 1GB should be a lot (more or less 28%) better at anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 650, and also capable of handling higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 1GB 21600 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 650 16928 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4672 (28%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

GeForce GTX 460 1GB

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 650

Amazon.com

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Specifications

Model GeForce GTX 460 1GB GeForce GTX 650
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year July 2010 September 2012
Code Name GF104 GK107
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 675 MHz 1058 MHz
Shader Speed 1350 MHz 1058 MHz
Memory Speed 900 MHz (3600 MHz effective) 1250 MHz (5000 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 336 384
Texture Mapping Units 56 32
Render Output Units 32 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3
Power (Max TDP) 160 watts 64 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 115200 MB/sec 80000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 37800 Mtexels/sec 33856 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 21600 Mpixels/sec 16928 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

Comments

2 Responses to “GeForce GTX 460 1GB vs GeForce GTX 650”
J.Galt says:
well gtx460 seem to be best Geforce in his price(at least in my country)
fero says:
and your country ?

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