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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB vs GeForce GTX 460

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB features a GPU core speed of 1392 MHz, and the 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory is set to run at 1750 MHz through a 96-bit bus. It also is made up of 768 SPUs, 48 TAUs, and 24 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 460, which comes with clock speeds of 675 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 768 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 336 SPUs along with 56 Texture Address Units and 24 ROPs.

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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

In theory, the GeForce GTX 460 will be 0% quicker than the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB in general, due to 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 will be quite a bit (approximately 77%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 460. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB will be much (more or less 106%) more effective at AA than the GeForce GTX 460, and also capable of handling higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (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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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 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 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: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. 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 many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 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.

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