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GeForce GTX 460 1GB vs Radeon RX 460

Intro

The GeForce GTX 460 1GB features core speeds of 675 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 336 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 460, which features GPU core speed of 1090 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1750 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 896 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 460 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 460 1GB 160 Watts
Difference: 85 Watts (113%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 460 1GB should be 3% faster than the Radeon RX 460 overall, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 1GB 115200 MB/sec
Radeon RX 460 112000 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (3%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 460 will be much (more or less 61%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 460 1GB. (explain)

Radeon RX 460 61040 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 460 1GB 37800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 23240 (61%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 460 1GB is quite a bit (about 24%) faster with regards to FSAA than the Radeon RX 460, and will be able to handle higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 1GB 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 1GB

Amazon.com

Radeon RX 460

Amazon.com

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 1GB Radeon RX 460
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2010 August 2016
Code Name GF104 Polaris 11
Memory 1024 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 maximum amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, the result 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, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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