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GeForce GTX 460 vs Radeon R9 M370X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 460 has a GPU core speed of 675 MHz, and the 768 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 900 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also features 336 Stream Processors, 56 Texture Address Units, and 24 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon R9 M370X, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 1125 MHz on this specific card. It features 640 SPUs along with 40 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 460, in theory, should be a little bit faster than the Radeon R9 M370X overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 86400 MB/sec
Radeon R9 M370X 72000 MB/sec
Difference: 14400 (20%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 460 should be just a bit (more or less 18%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon R9 M370X. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 37800 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M370X 32000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 5800 (18%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 460 is a better choice, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 16200 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M370X 12800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3400 (27%)

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

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Radeon R9 M370X

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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.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 460 Radeon R9 M370X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2010 2015
Code Name GF104 Cape Verde
Memory 768 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 675 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 3600 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 150 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 86400 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 37800 Mtexels/sec 32000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16200 Mpixels/sec 12800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 336 640
Texture Mapping Units 56 40
Render Output Units 24 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1950 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the 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 most pixels the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure 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 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 memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 460

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Radeon R9 M370X

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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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