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GeForce GTX 1630 vs Radeon RX 460

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1630 has a GPU clock speed of 1740 MHz, and the 4096 MB of GDDR6 memory is set to run at 1500 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also is made up of 512 Stream Processors, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX 460, which comes with GPU clock speed of 1090 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1750 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 896 Stream Processors, 56 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Both cards have the same power consumption.

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon RX 460 should theoretically be just a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 1630 in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 460 112000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 98304 MB/sec
Difference: 13696 (14%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 460 will be a little bit (more or less 10%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 1630. (explain)

Radeon RX 460 61040 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 55680 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 5360 (10%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 is much (approximately 60%) faster with regards to AA than the Radeon RX 460, and capable of handling higher resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 27840 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 460 17440 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 10400 (60%)

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 1630 Radeon RX 460
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2022 August 2016
Code Name TU117 Polaris 11
Memory 4096 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1740 MHz 1090 MHz
Memory Speed 1500 GB/s 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 98304 MB/sec 112000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 55680 Mtexels/sec 61040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 27840 Mpixels/sec 17440 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 896
Texture Mapping Units 32 56
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 14 nm
Transistors 4700 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1630

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Radeon RX 460

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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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