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GeForce GTX 460 2GB vs GeForce GTX 950

Intro

The GeForce GTX 460 2GB comes with a core clock frequency of 675 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 900 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 336 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 950, which comes with a core clock frequency of 1024 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1652 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 768 SPUs, 48 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 950 90 Watts
GeForce GTX 460 2GB 160 Watts
Difference: 70 Watts (78%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 460 2GB should be a small bit faster than the GeForce GTX 950 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 2GB 115200 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 950 105728 MB/sec
Difference: 9472 (9%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 950 will be quite a bit (about 30%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 460 2GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950 49152 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 460 2GB 37800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 11352 (30%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 950 will be a lot (more or less 52%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 460 2GB, and able to handle higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950 32768 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 460 2GB 21600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 11168 (52%)

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

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GeForce GTX 460 2GB

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 460 2GB GeForce GTX 950
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year July 2010 August 2015
Code Name GF104 GM206
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 675 MHz 1024 MHz
Memory Speed 3600 MHz 6608 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 160 watts 90 watts
Bandwidth 115200 MB/sec 105728 MB/sec
Texel Rate 37800 Mtexels/sec 49152 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 21600 Mpixels/sec 32768 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 336 768
Texture Mapping Units 56 48
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1950 million 2940 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 460 2GB

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GeForce GTX 950

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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