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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 460 v2
Halo: Reach 48% 27%
Cyberpunk 2077 126% 449%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2% 146%
Red Dead Redemption 2 65% 300%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65% 300%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 126% 449%
Doom Eternal 42% 244%
Grand Theft Auto VI 152% 511%
FIFA 20 12% 113%
Need For Speed Heat 65% 300%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 v2.

The GTX 670 has a 137 MHz higher core clock speed and 56 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 460. This results in the GTX 670 providing 58.9 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 670 has a 137 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 670 providing 4.4 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 670 was released less than a year after the GTX 460, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 670 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 460, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 670 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 670 has 64 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 460, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 670 is much better than the GTX 460.

The GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition has 1344 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 v2 has 336. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 1317 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 523. The GTX 670 having 794 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 670 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 460.

The GTX 670 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 460. This means that the GTX 670 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 460.

The GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition requires 170 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 460 v2 requires 160 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 670 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 460. The GTX 670 requires 10 Watts more than the GTX 460 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 670 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 460.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed915 MHzvs778 MHz
Boost Clock980 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK104-325-A2Fermi GF104-300-KB-A1
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 May 2012vs24 Sep 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1002 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.3GB/secvs128.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1344vs336
Actual Shader Performance63%vs25%
Texture Mapping Units112vs56
Texture Rate102.5 GTexel/svs43.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate29.3 GPixel/svs24.9 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power170 Wattsvs160 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 30 Ampsvs450 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition is a renamed GeForce GTX 670 with no new features - not even a new cooling system. Its performance is exactly like the reference card.GeForce GTX 460 v2 is a high-end GPU based on the 40nm Fermi architecture.
It's based on the Fermi GF114 Core (optimized GF104 Core) and offers 336 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on 192-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 778MHz and the memory clock operates at 1002MHz.
Compared to the reference GeForce GTX 460, it offers less memory bandwidth but comes higher clocked and it's still expected to perform sightly better. Benchmarks indicate that its performance is around 3% better than the standard version.
Most modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution. However, some will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
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