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GeForce GTX 1630 vs GeForce GTX 460 1GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1630 has clock speeds of 1740 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 512 SPUs as well as 32 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 460 1GB, which has a GPU core clock speed of 675 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 900 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised 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 1GB 160 Watts
Difference: 85 Watts (113%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 460 1GB, in theory, should perform just a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 1630 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 1GB 115200 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 98304 MB/sec
Difference: 16896 (17%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 will be quite a bit (more or less 47%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 460 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 55680 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 460 1GB 37800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 17880 (47%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 will be a lot (approximately 29%) better at FSAA than the GeForce GTX 460 1GB, and also will be able to handle higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 27840 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 460 1GB 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.

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1630 GeForce GTX 460 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year June 2022 July 2010
Code Name TU117 GF104
Memory 4096 MB 1024 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 (in units of MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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