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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 460 Point of View TGT Beast 1GB Edition Radeon R9 270 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 202% 117%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 176% 99%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 167% 92%
Watch Dogs Legion 191% 110%
Godfall 390% 253%
FIFA 21 52% 10%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 167% 92%
Grand Theft Auto VI 325% 206%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 333% 212%
Genshin Impact 202% 117%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 270 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 Point of View TGT Beast 1GB Edition.

The R9 270 has a 70 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 460. This results in the R9 270 providing 26.1 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 R9 270 has a 70 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R9 270 providing 2.2 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 R9 270 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 460, and so the R9 270 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 R9 270 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 R9 270 also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 270 has 50.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 460, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270 is much better than the GTX 460.

The GeForce GTX 460 Point of View TGT Beast 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 575 and the actual shader performance of the R9 270 is 1034. The R9 270 having 459 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 270 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 460.

The R9 270 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 460. This means that the R9 270 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 460.

The GeForce GTX 460 Point of View TGT Beast 1GB Edition requires 160 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 460 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R9 270. The GTX 460 requires 10 Watts more than the R9 270 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 460 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R9 270.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed855 MHzvs925 MHz
Boost Clock-vs950 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF104-300-KB-A1GCN 1.1 Curacao PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Great
Release Date10 Sep 2010vs13 Nov 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
7.9
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9.2
1920x1080
6.1
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7.2
2560x1440
4.1
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5.4
3840x2160 - vs green tick
3.7

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1005 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128.6GB/secvs179.2GB/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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs1280
Actual Shader Performance28%vs50%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs80
Texture Rate47.9 GTexel/svs74 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate27.4 GPixel/svs29.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power160 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 24 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 460 Point of View TGT Beast 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 460, created by Point of View.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 855MHz, instead of 675MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock was increased from 900MHz to 1005MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
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Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 17% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 460.
Radeon R9 270 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class Radeon R9 270.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system which reduces the card's temperature under load significantly but does not come overclocked out of the box and thus the performance is identical to the reference Radeon R9 270.
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