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GeForce GTX 460 1GB vs Radeon HD 5770

Intro

The GeForce GTX 460 1GB comes with a clock speed of 675 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It features 336 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 5770, which features a clock speed of 850 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1200 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is made up of 800(160x5) SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Battlefield Bad Company 2

Settings: High Quality
AA: 4x
AF: 8x
Resolution: 1920x1200
Test Machine: Tom's Hardware Test Machine (Source)
GeForce GTX 460 1GB 36 FPS
Radeon HD 5770 30 FPS
Difference: 6 FPS (20%)

Left4Dead 2

Settings: Very High
AA: 8x
AF: 16x
Resolution: 1920x1200
Test Machine: Tom's Hardware Test Machine (Source)
GeForce GTX 460 1GB 86 FPS
Radeon HD 5770 70 FPS
Difference: 16 FPS (23%)

Mass Effect 2

Settings: Maximum Quality
AA: none
AF: 8x
Resolution: 1920x1200
Test Machine: Tom's Hardware Test Machine (Source)
GeForce GTX 460 1GB 106 FPS
Radeon HD 5770 87 FPS
Difference: 19 FPS (22%)

Supreme Commander 2

Settings: High
AA: 8x
AF: 16x
Resolution: 1920x1200
Test Machine: Tom's Hardware Test Machine (Source)
GeForce GTX 460 1GB 77 FPS
Radeon HD 5770 62 FPS
Difference: 15 FPS (24%)

GeForce GTX 460 1GB wins

(Based entirely on the benchmarks listed above)

When combining all game benchmark scores on this page together, the GeForce GTX 460 1GB wins overall, by 56 FPS. Please note that we do not have the results of every benchmark ever done for these cards, so the results may differ wildly in different games.

GeForce GTX 460 1GB 305 FPS
Radeon HD 5770 249 FPS
Difference: 56 FPS (22%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 5770 108 Watts
GeForce GTX 460 1GB 160 Watts
Difference: 52 Watts (48%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 460 1GB will be 50% quicker than the Radeon HD 5770 overall, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 1GB 115200 MB/sec
Radeon HD 5770 76800 MB/sec
Difference: 38400 (50%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 460 1GB should be a little bit (about 11%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 5770. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 1GB 37800 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 5770 34000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 3800 (11%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 460 1GB should be quite a bit (about 59%) more effective at FSAA than the Radeon HD 5770, and will be capable of handling higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 1GB 21600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 5770 13600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 8000 (59%)

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

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 5770

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

Model GeForce GTX 460 1GB Radeon HD 5770
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2010 October 13, 2009
Code Name GF104 Juniper XT
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 675 MHz 850 MHz
Shader Speed 1350 MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 900 MHz (3600 MHz effective) 1200 MHz (4800 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 336 800(160x5)
Texture Mapping Units 56 40
Render Output Units 32 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 3.2
Power (Max TDP) 160 watts 108 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 115200 MB/sec 76800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 37800 Mtexels/sec 34000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 21600 Mpixels/sec 13600 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the 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 can possibly write to its 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 called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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