GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 460 vs 320M among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.3

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 460

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460

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Higher clock speed 675 MHz vs 500 MHz 35% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 3,600 MHz vs 1,580 MHz More than 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 115.2 GB/s vs 25.28 GB/s More than 4.5x higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 32 vs 8 24 more render output processors
Slightly better floating-point performance 907.2 GFLOPS vs 52.8 GFLOPS Around 17.2x better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 37.8 GTexel/s vs 4 GTexel/s Around 9.5x higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 56 vs 8 48 more texture mapping units
More shading units 336 vs 24 312 more shading units
Slightly higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 790 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GT 320M

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Nvidia GeForce GT 320M

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Significantly lower TDP 23W vs 160W 7x lower TDP

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 460  vs GT 320M 

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

GeForce GTX 460
115.2 GB/s
GeForce GT 320M
25.28 GB/s

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

GeForce GTX 460
9.45 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 320M
4 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GTX 460
37.8 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 320M
4 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 460
907.2 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 320M
52.8 GFLOPS

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

gpu

GeForce GTX 460  vs
GT 320M 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GF104 GT216
Market Desktop Laptop
Clock speed 675 MHz 500 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce GT 320M 500 MHz 512 MB

raw performance

Shading units 336 24
Texture mapping units 56 8
Render output processors 32 8
Pixel rate 9.45 GPixel/s 4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 37.8 GTexel/s 4 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 907.2 GFLOPS 52.8 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GTX 460  vs
GT 320M 
Memory clock speed 900 MHz 790 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 3,600 MHz 1,580 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 128 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5 DDR3
Memory bandwidth 115.2 GB/s 25.28 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 160W 23W

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