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GeForce GTX 460 SE vs Radeon R9 M380

Intro

The GeForce GTX 460 SE uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 650 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a speed of 850 MHz on this particular card. It features 288 SPUs as well as 48 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 M380, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 1000 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a speed of 1500 MHz on this specific card. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 460 SE will be 13% faster than the Radeon R9 M380 overall, because of its higher data rate. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 SE 108800 MB/sec
Radeon R9 M380 96000 MB/sec
Difference: 12800 (13%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M380 is a lot (more or less 28%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 460 SE. (explain)

Radeon R9 M380 40000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 460 SE 31200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 8800 (28%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 460 SE is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 SE 20800 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M380 16000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4800 (30%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 460 SE Radeon R9 M380
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year November 2010 2015
Code Name GF104 Cape Verde
Memory 1024 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 650 MHz 1000 MHz
Memory Speed 3400 MHz 6000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 150 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 108800 MB/sec 96000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 31200 Mtexels/sec 40000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20800 Mpixels/sec 16000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 288 640
Texture Mapping Units 48 40
Render Output Units 32 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1950 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video 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 amount of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs 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 many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 460 SE

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Radeon R9 M380

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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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