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GeForce GTX 460 2GB vs Radeon RX 460

Intro

The GeForce GTX 460 2GB uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 675 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a frequency of 900 MHz on this specific model. It features 336 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 460, which makes use of a 14 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 1090 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a frequency of 1750 MHz on this card. It features 896 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

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

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 460 2GB is 3% quicker than the Radeon RX 460 in general, because of its greater data rate. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 460 is a lot (about 61%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 460 2GB. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 460 2GB is quite a bit (approximately 24%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon RX 460, and also able to handle higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 2GB 21600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 460 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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GeForce GTX 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.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 460 2GB Radeon RX 460
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2010 August 2016
Code Name GF104 Polaris 11
Memory 2048 MB 4096 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 max amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is worked out 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 processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 460 2GB

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Radeon RX 460

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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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