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GeForce GTX 460 2GB vs Radeon RX 460 2GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 460 2GB features clock speeds of 675 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 336 SPUs along with 56 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 460 2GB, which has a clock frequency of 1090 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1750 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and uses a 14 nm design. It is made up of 896 SPUs, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 460 2GB 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 460 2GB 160 Watts
Difference: 85 Watts (113%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 460 2GB should be 3% faster than the Radeon RX 460 2GB in general, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 2GB 115200 MB/sec
Radeon RX 460 2GB 112000 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (3%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 460 2GB is much (more or less 61%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 460 2GB. (explain)

Radeon RX 460 2GB 61040 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 460 2GB 37800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 23240 (61%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 460 2GB is quite a bit (more or less 24%) more effective at FSAA than the Radeon RX 460 2GB, and will be capable of handling higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 2GB 21600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 460 2GB 17440 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4160 (24%)

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 2GB Radeon RX 460 2GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2010 August 2016
Code Name GF104 Polaris 11
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 675 MHz 1090 MHz
Memory Speed 3600 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 160 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 115200 MB/sec 112000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 37800 Mtexels/sec 61040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 21600 Mpixels/sec 17440 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 336 896
Texture Mapping Units 56 56
Render Output Units 32 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 14 nm
Transistors 1950 million 3000 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 maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units 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 processed per second.

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

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GeForce GTX 460 2GB

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Radeon RX 460 2GB

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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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