GeForce GTX 460 vs Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

GeForce GTX 460
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 12 Jul 2010
GeForce GTX 460
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 5 Mar 2012
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 460
    100%
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    234%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 460

Supports PhysX.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Around 134% higher average synthetic performance.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

The Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 460Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
GPU NameGF104 (GF104-300-KB-A1)vsPitcairn (Pitcairn XT)
Fab Process40 nmvs28 nm
Die Size332 mm²vs212 mm²
Transistors1,950 millionvs2,800 million
Shaders336vs1280
Compute Units7vs20
Core clock675 MHzvs1000 MHz
ROPs32vs32
TMUs56vs80

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 460Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed900 MHz
3600 MHz effective
vs1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective
Memory Size1024 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 460Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
TDP160 wattsvs175 watts
Release Date12 Jul 2010vs5 Mar 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 460
    9.45 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    32.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 460
    37.80 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    80.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 460
    115.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    154.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 460
    907.20 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    2560.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 460
    3530
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    8290

Points (higher is better)