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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 460 SE v2

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SE v2

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Higher effective memory clock speed 3,400 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 90% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 81.6 GB/s vs 57.6 GB/s More than 40% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Front view of GeForce GT 9800

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 9800

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Higher texture rate 84 GTexel/s vs 31.2 GTexel/s Around 2.8x higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 24 GPixel/s vs 7.8 GPixel/s More than 3x higher pixel rate
Lower TDP 125W vs 150W More than 15% lower TDP

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 460 SE v2  vs GT 9800 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GTX 460 SE v2
7.8 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 9800
24 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GTX 460 SE v2
31.2 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 9800
84 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 460 SE v2
748.8 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 9800

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GeForce GTX 460 SE v2  vs
GT 9800 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GF114 G92
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 650 MHz 600 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 288 112
Texture mapping units 48 56
Render output processors 24 16
Pixel rate 7.8 GPixel/s 24 GPixel/s
Texture rate 31.2 GTexel/s 84 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 748.8 GFLOPS 336 GFLOPS


GeForce GTX 460 SE v2  vs
GT 9800 
Memory clock speed 850 MHz 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 3,400 MHz 1,800 MHz
Memory bus 192 bit 256 bit
Memory 768 MB 512 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 81.6 GB/s 57.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 150W 125W


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