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GeForce GTX 460 1GB vs Radeon HD 5770


The GeForce GTX 460 1GB has a core clock frequency 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 all of that to the Radeon HD 5770, which features a clock frequency of 850 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1200 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 800(160x5) SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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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

The GeForce GTX 460 1GB should in theory perform a lot faster than the Radeon HD 5770 in general. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 460 1GB will be a bit (about 11%) better at AF than the Radeon HD 5770. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 460 1GB is a better choice, by a large margin. (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.

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GeForce GTX 460 1GB

Radeon HD 5770

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Model GeForce GTX 460 1GB Radeon HD 5770
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2010 October 13, 2009
Code Name GF104 Juniper XT
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 675 MHz 850 MHz
Memory Speed 3600 MHz 4800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 160 watts 108 watts
Bandwidth 115200 MB/sec 76800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 37800 Mtexels/sec 34000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 21600 Mpixels/sec 13600 Mpixels/sec
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
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 1950 million 1040 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.


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