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GeForce GTX 460 SE vs Radeon RX 560

Intro

The GeForce GTX 460 SE makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 650 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a speed of 850 MHz on this specific model. It features 288 SPUs along with 48 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 560, which uses a 14 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 1175 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a frequency of 7000 MHz on this particular model. It features 1024 SPUs as well as 64 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 560 80 Watts
GeForce GTX 460 SE 150 Watts
Difference: 70 Watts (88%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Radeon RX 560 should perform a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 460 SE overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 114688 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 460 SE 108800 MB/sec
Difference: 5888 (5%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 560 should be much (approximately 141%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 460 SE. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 75200 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 460 SE 31200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 44000 (141%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 460 SE will be a bit (approximately 11%) better at AA than the Radeon RX 560, and capable of handling higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 SE 20800 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 560 18800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2000 (11%)

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 SE

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Radeon RX 560

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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 SE Radeon RX 560
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year November 2010 May 2017
Code Name GF104 Baffin
Memory 1024 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 650 MHz 1175 MHz
Memory Speed 3400 MHz 28000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 150 watts 80 watts
Bandwidth 108800 MB/sec 114688 MB/sec
Texel Rate 31200 Mtexels/sec 75200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20800 Mpixels/sec 18800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 288 1024
Texture Mapping Units 48 64
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 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core 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 in one second.

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

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GeForce GTX 460 SE

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Radeon RX 560

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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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