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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 680 GeForce GTX 460
Cyberpunk 2077 59% 253%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 46% 223%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 41% 213%
FIFA 21 20% 78%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 41% 213%
Watch Dogs Legion 54% 241%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 128% 406%
Grand Theft Auto VI 124% 397%
Genshin Impact 59% 253%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 51% 234%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460.

The GeForce GTX 680 has a 331 MHz higher core clock speed and 72 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 460. This results in the GeForce GTX 680 providing 91 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 GeForce GTX 680 has a 331 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 460 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce GTX 680 providing 10.6 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 GeForce GTX 680 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GTX 460, and so the GeForce GTX 680 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GTX 460.

The GeForce GTX 680 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 460, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GTX 680 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 680 has 77.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 460, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 680 is much better than the GeForce GTX 460.

The GeForce GTX 680 has 1536 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 has 336. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 680 is 1625 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 460 is 454. The GeForce GTX 680 having 1171 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 680 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 460.

The GeForce GTX 680 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 460. This means that the GeForce GTX 680 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 460.

The GeForce GTX 680 requires 195 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 460 requires 160 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 680 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GeForce GTX 460. The GeForce GTX 680 requires 35 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 460 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 680 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 Speed1006 MHzvs675 MHz
Boost Clock1058 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK104-400-A2Fermi GF104-300-KB-A1
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date22 Mar 2012vs12 Jul 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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9.3
1600x900
10
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7.2
1920x1080
8.4
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5.6
2560x1440
6.1
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3.6
3840x2160
4.5
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.3GB/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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1536vs336
Actual Shader Performance78%vs22%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs56
Texture Rate128.8 GTexel/svs37.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate32.2 GPixel/svs21.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power195 Wattsvs160 Watts
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 40 Ampsvs450 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

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Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 680 is a high-end Graphics Card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.
The Kepler architecture allows more SPUs but the Fermi SPUs (used on the 400 & 500 Series) are clocked twice as fast as the Kepler architecture. Therefore, don't let the large amount of Pipelines fool you, as the 1536 Pipelines are equivalent to 768 Pipelines, of the Fermi architecture.
GeForce GTX 680 features a 1006Mhz core-clock that can automatically set itself to 1058Mhz using a technology similar to the one used on Intel GPUs. Another huge surprise is the TDP that went from 244 Watts, to just 195 Watts, as two SPUs of the Kepler architecture consume 10% less power. However, the amount was doubled and so the power save is not as high as it could have been.
GeForce GTX 680 was the fastest single GPU of the world until Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition was released.
All games will run on the maximum settings smoothly.
Overview
GeForce GTX 460 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Fermi Architecture.

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.

GPU
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.

Memory
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.

Performance
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
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