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GeForce GTX 460 1GB vs Radeon RX 460


Intro

The GeForce GTX 460 1GB has core clock 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 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 460, which comes with core clock speeds of 1090 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 896 SPUs as well as 56 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

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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

In theory, the GeForce GTX 460 1GB will be 3% quicker than the Radeon RX 460 in general, because of its higher data rate. (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 a lot (about 61%) better at texture filtering 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 a lot (about 24%) better at FSAA than the Radeon RX 460, and able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (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

GeForce GTX 460 1GB

Radeon RX 460

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: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). 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 potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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