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GeForce GTX 280 vs GeForce GTX 460 1GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 280 has a GPU clock speed of 602 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR3 RAM runs at 1107 MHz through a 512-bit bus. It also features 240 SPUs, 80 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 460 1GB, which has core clock speeds of 675 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 336 SPUs along with 56 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 460 1GB 160 Watts
GeForce GTX 280 236 Watts
Difference: 76 Watts (48%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 280 will be 23% faster than the GeForce GTX 460 1GB in general, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 280 141696 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 460 1GB 115200 MB/sec
Difference: 26496 (23%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 280 will be quite a bit (approximately 27%) more effective at AF than the GeForce GTX 460 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 280 48160 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 460 1GB 37800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10360 (27%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 460 1GB is superior to the GeForce GTX 280, but it probably won't make a huge difference. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 1GB 21600 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 280 19264 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2336 (12%)

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 280

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GeForce GTX 460 1GB

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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 280 GeForce GTX 460 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year June 17, 2008 July 2010
Code Name G200 GF104
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 602 MHz 675 MHz
Memory Speed 2214 MHz 3600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 236 watts 160 watts
Bandwidth 141696 MB/sec 115200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 48160 Mtexels/sec 37800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 19264 Mpixels/sec 21600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 240 336
Texture Mapping Units 80 56
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 512-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 40 nm
Transistors 1400 million 1950 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few 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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GeForce GTX 280

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GeForce GTX 460 1GB

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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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