Select any two GPUs for comparison

Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 460
Cyberpunk 2077 265% 253%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 233% 223%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 223% 213%
FIFA 21 84% 78%
Grand Theft Auto VI 413% 397%
Far Cry 6 427% 411%
Genshin Impact 265% 253%
Hitman 3 374% 359%
Watch Dogs Legion 252% 241%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 423% 406%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition.

The HD 6850 has a 100 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 460, but the GeForce GTX 460 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 6850. As a result, the GeForce GTX 460 exhibits a 0.59999999999999 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 6850. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 6850 has a 100 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 460 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 6850 providing 3.2 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 HD 6850 was released less than a year after the GeForce GTX 460, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 460 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 6850 has 12.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 460, which means that the memory performance of the HD 6850 is slightly better than the GeForce GTX 460.

The Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition has 960 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 has 336. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 6850 is 372 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 460 is 454. The GeForce GTX 460 having 82 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 6850 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GTX 460 requires 160 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD 6850. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 6850 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GeForce GTX 460. The HD 6850 has been recommended a PSU with 50 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 460. The difference is significant enough that the HD 6850 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GTX 460.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs675 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Barts ProFermi GF104-300-KB-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Oct 2010vs12 Jul 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
vs green tick
vs green tick
green tick vs
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128GB/secvs115.2GB/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 Units960vs336
Actual Shader Performance18%vs22%
Texture Mapping Units48vs56
Texture Rate37.2 GTexel/svs37.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate24.8 GPixel/svs21.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-160 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs450 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1680x1050vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition is a special edition of the Radeon HD 6850. See the page of the standard edition for more information about it.
There are no new features that affect Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition's gaming performance directly and so its performance is exactly like the one the standard Radeon HD 6850 delivers.
GeForce GTX 460 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture was first manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF104-300-KB-A1 which has 7 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 336 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 675MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900Hz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 160W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.

GeForce GTX 460 competes with Radeon HD 5830 and proves to be around 15% faster.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 460 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants