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GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm vs Radeon RX 460 2GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm makes use of a 55 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 576 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM is set to run at a speed of 999 MHz on this particular model. It features 216 SPUs along with 72 TAUs and 28 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX 460 2GB, which features a GPU core clock speed of 1090 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1750 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 896 Stream Processors, 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 260 216SP 55 nm 171 Watts
Difference: 96 Watts (128%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon RX 460 2GB should in theory be just a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 460 2GB 112000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm 111888 MB/sec
Difference: 112 (0%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 460 2GB is much (about 47%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm. (explain)

Radeon RX 460 2GB 61040 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm 41472 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 19568 (47%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 460 2GB will be a little bit (approximately 8%) better at FSAA than the GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm, and should be capable of handling higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

Radeon RX 460 2GB 17440 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm 16128 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1312 (8%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm Radeon RX 460 2GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year December 22, 2008 August 2016
Code Name G200b Polaris 11
Memory 896 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 576 MHz 1090 MHz
Memory Speed 1998 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 171 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 111888 MB/sec 112000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 41472 Mtexels/sec 61040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16128 Mpixels/sec 17440 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 216 896
Texture Mapping Units 72 56
Render Output Units 28 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 448-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 14 nm
Transistors 1400 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video 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 video card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially 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 260 216SP 55 nm

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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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