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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 460 Point of View TGT Beast 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 260 v4
Cyberpunk 2077 202% 402%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 176% 359%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 167% 344%
FIFA 21 52% 153%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 167% 344%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 333% 620%
Watch Dogs Legion 191% 384%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 186% 376%
Grand Theft Auto VI 325% 607%
Genshin Impact 202% 402%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 Point of View TGT Beast 1GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 v4.

The GTX 460 has a 337 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 260. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 460 manages to provide 14.7 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 460 has a 337 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the GTX 260. This results in the GTX 460 providing 12.9 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 460 was released less than a year after the GTX 260, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 260 has 768 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 260 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 460 has 15.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 260, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 460 is slightly better than the GTX 260.

The GeForce GTX 460 Point of View TGT Beast 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 260 v4 has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 575 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 260 is 229. The GTX 460 having 346 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 460 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 260.

The GTX 460 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 260. This means that the GTX 460 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 260.

The GeForce GTX 460 Point of View TGT Beast 1GB Edition requires 160 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 260 v4 requires 182 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 GTX 260. The GTX 260 requires 22 Watts more than the GTX 460 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 260 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 460.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed855 MHzvs518 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF104-300-KB-A1Tesla G200-103-B2
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date10 Sep 2010vs08 Dec 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1792 MB
Memory Speed1005 MHzvs1008 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs448 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth128.6GB/secvs112.9GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs192
Actual Shader Performance28%vs11%
Texture Mapping Units56vs64
Texture Rate47.9 GTexel/svs33.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs28
Pixel Rate27.4 GPixel/svs14.5 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power160 Wattsvs182 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 24 Ampsvs500 Watts & 37 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHzvsIntel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

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

Cooling Solution

Benchmarks Indicate a 17% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 460.
GeForce GTX 260 v4 is an OEM only, Performance Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed G200-103-B2 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 28 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 518MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1792MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 448-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1008MHz.

DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 182W, it requires at least a 500W PSU and it requires at least two 6-pin available connectors.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance slightly below Radeon HD 4870, meaning it is considerably faster than GeForce GTS 250.
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