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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB vs GeForce GTX 460

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB comes with core speeds of 1392 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 768 SPUs as well as 48 TAUs and 24 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 460, which uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 675 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a speed of 900 MHz on this particular model. It features 336 SPUs as well as 56 TAUs and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 460 150 Watts
Difference: 75 Watts (100%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 460 should be 0% faster than the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB in general, because of its greater data rate. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 86400 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
Difference: 384 (0%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is quite a bit (approximately 77%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 460. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 460 37800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 29016 (77%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 460 16200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 17208 (106%)

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 1050 3GB GeForce GTX 460
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2018 July 2010
Code Name GP107 GF104
Memory 3072 MB 768 MB
Core Speed 1392 MHz 675 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 3600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 86016 MB/sec 86400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 66816 Mtexels/sec 37800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 33408 Mpixels/sec 16200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 768 336
Texture Mapping Units 48 56
Render Output Units 24 24
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 96-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 14 nm 40 nm
Transistors 3300 million 1950 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines 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 rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

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GeForce GTX 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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