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GeForce GTX 460 vs Radeon R9 M370X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 460 makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 675 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a speed of 900 MHz on this specific card. It features 336 SPUs as well as 56 TAUs and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R9 M370X, which comes with core clock speeds of 800 MHz on the GPU, and 1125 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX 460 should in theory be just a bit superior to 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 will be a bit (approximately 18%) better at AF than the Radeon R9 M370X. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 460 will be quite a bit (about 27%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the Radeon R9 M370X, and should be able to handle higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (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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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 maximum amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the 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 can be applied per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach 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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