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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 460 EVGA Superclocked 1GB Edition Radeon R7 260
Red Dead Redemption 2 210% 224%
Cyberpunk 2077 325% 345%
Doom Eternal 166% 179%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 91% 100%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 210% 224%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 325% 345%
FIFA 20 65% 73%
Grand Theft Auto VI 373% 395%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 325% 345%
Need For Speed Heat 210% 224%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 EVGA Superclocked 1GB Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R7 260.

The Radeon R7 260 has a 237 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 460. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the Radeon R7 260 manages to provide 5.3 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 Radeon R7 260 has a 237 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460, but the GTX 460 has 16 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R7 260. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 8.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Radeon R7 260. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R7 260 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 460, and so the Radeon R7 260 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 460 when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 260 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 460, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 460 has 19.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 260, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 460 is slightly better than the Radeon R7 260.

The GeForce GTX 460 EVGA Superclocked 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 260 has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 513 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 260 is 653. The Radeon R7 260 having 140 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 460 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R7 260 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 460. This means that the Radeon R7 260 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 460. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon R7 260 should consume less power than the GTX 460.

The GeForce GTX 460 EVGA Superclocked 1GB Edition requires 160 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 260 requires 95 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 460 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 260. The GTX 460 requires 65 Watts more than the Radeon R7 260 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 460 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon R7 260.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed763 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF104-300-KB-A1GCN 1.1 Bonaire PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Great
Release Date12 Jul 2010vs17 Dec 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth115.2GB/secvs96GB/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 Units336vs768
Actual Shader Performance25%vs31%
Texture Mapping Units56vs48
Texture Rate42.7 GTexel/svs48 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate24.4 GPixel/svs16 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power160 Wattsvs95 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 24 Ampsvs450 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

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Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 460 EVGA Superclocked 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 460, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 763MHz, instead of 675MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution

Benchmarks Indicate a 8% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 460.
Radeon R7 260 is a fast-middle-class graphics card based on the Second Revision of the GCN architecture. It packs a Core codenamed Bonaire PRO.
The Bonaire PRO is a cut-down version of the Bonaire XT Core used on Radeon HD 7790. It comes with 14 Compute Units and thus offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 16 ROPs. This, on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. Compared to the Bonaire XT Core, it has support for DirectX 11.2 and has support for AMD's TrueAudio Technology.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is around 10% slower than Radeon HD 7790 and a little over that when taking Radeon R7 260X as a reference.
The card proves to be very inefficient seeing as it has a higher rated TDP board than Radeon HD 7790 and its release price of $109 makes Radeon HD 7850 a better option.
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