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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 460 2GB GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB
Cyberpunk 2077 82% 14%
Hitman 3 137% 12%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 67% 21%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 61% 24%
FIFA 21 8% 56%
Grand Theft Auto VI 156% 21%
Far Cry 6 164% 25%
Genshin Impact 82% 14%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 161% 24%
Battlefield 6 137% 12%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB are massively better than the AMD Radeon RX 460 2GB.

The RX 460 has a 90 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980 Ti, but the GTX 980 Ti has 120 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 460. As a result, the GTX 980 Ti exhibits a 115 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RX 460. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 460 has a 90 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980 Ti, but the GTX 980 Ti has 80 more Render Output Units than the RX 460. As a result, the GTX 980 Ti exhibits a 78.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 460. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 460 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 980 Ti, and so the RX 460 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 980 Ti.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 980 Ti has 4096 MB more video memory than the RX 460, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 Ti has 336.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 460, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 Ti is massively better than the RX 460.

The Radeon RX 460 2GB has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB has 2816. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 460 is 1075 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 Ti is 4091. The GTX 980 Ti having 3016 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 460.

The RX 460 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980 Ti. This means that the RX 460 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980 Ti.

The Radeon RX 460 2GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the RX 460 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 980 Ti. The GTX 980 Ti requires 175 Watts more than the RX 460 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 460.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1090 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1200 MHzvs1076 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Baffin PROMaxwell GM200-310-A1
OC Potential - vs Good
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date08 Aug 2016vs01 Jun 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
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1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
7.9
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10
2560x1440
5.7
vs green tick
8.5
3840x2160
3.7
vs green tick
6.6

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs6144 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus-vs384 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth-vs336.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 3072 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs2816
Actual Shader Performance52%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs176
Texture Rate61 GTexel/svs176 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs96
Pixel Rate17.4 GPixel/svs96 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL-vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 460 2GB is a middle-class graphics card based on the third revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. Note that there is a 4GB version of the RX 460, which should be considered for future proofing.

Architecture
It equips a GPU codenamed Polaris 10 which is a 1st gen Polaris GPU, offering 896 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it requires at least a 350W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
This graphics card was designed and marketed towards the competitive MOBO gamers. A light weight, small form factor GPU solution that offers mobility, so that gamers travelling to events can bring a smaller cheaper gaming rig. The Radeon RX 460 2GB can play most modern games at medium graphics selection on a 1600p screen res and expect around 45+FPS

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 460 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a mid range CPU and 8GB of system memory for optimal performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is an Enthusiast Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM200-310-A1 which has 22 SM activated and thus 2816 Shader Processing Units, 176 TMUs and 96 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1000MHz and goes up to 1076MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 384-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 250W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 6-pin and one available 8-pin connectors.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate its performance is slightly above AMD's Dual Radeon R9 295X2 at 1920x1080 but at any resolution above that, the latter proves to be faster.
As expected, $999 GeForce GTX Titan X is also slightly faster but GeForce GTX 980 is beaten in around 20%.
Even so, GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is not a competitive product because a solution of two GeForce GTX 970 in SLI is still much faster and doesn't come at a much higher cost ($658 against $649).

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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