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GeForce GTX 1630 vs GeForce GTX 460 2GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1630 uses a 12 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 1740 MHz. The GDDR6 memory works at a frequency of 1500 MHz on this model. It features 512 SPUs along with 32 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 460 2GB, which features GPU clock speed of 675 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 900 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 336 Stream Processors, 56 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1630 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 460 2GB 160 Watts
Difference: 85 Watts (113%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 460 2GB should in theory perform a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 1630 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 2GB 115200 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 98304 MB/sec
Difference: 16896 (17%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 should be much (approximately 47%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 460 2GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 55680 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 460 2GB 37800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 17880 (47%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1630 is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 27840 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 460 2GB 21600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 6240 (29%)

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 GeForce GTX 460 2GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year June 2022 July 2010
Code Name TU117 GF104
Memory 4096 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1740 MHz 675 MHz
Memory Speed 1500 GB/s 3600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 160 watts
Bandwidth 98304 MB/sec 115200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 55680 Mtexels/sec 37800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 27840 Mpixels/sec 21600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 336
Texture Mapping Units 32 56
Render Output Units 16 32
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 40 nm
Transistors 4700 million 1950 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output 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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