GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 460 vs 520M 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

6.5

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 memory bandwidth 115.2 GB/s vs 12.8 GB/s 9x higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 3,600 MHz vs 1,600 MHz 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better sky diver factor score 184.27 vs 42.96 More than 4.2x better sky diver factor score
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 4 28 more render output processors
Slightly better floating-point performance 907.2 GFLOPS vs 129.02 GFLOPS More than 7x better floating-point performance
More texture mapping units 56 vs 8 48 more texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 37.8 GTexel/s vs 5.38 GTexel/s More than 7x higher texture rate
Slightly higher pixel rate 9.45 GPixel/s vs 1.34 GPixel/s More than 7x higher pixel rate
Better particle simulation score 171.41 mInteraction/s vs 25.04 mInteraction/s More than 6.8x better particle simulation score
Slightly more shading units 336 vs 48 288 more shading units
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
Slightly higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GT 520M

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Significantly lower TDP 12W vs 160W 13.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 460 vs GT 520M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 460
40.61 mHash/s
GeForce GT 520M
10.23 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 460
20.93 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 520M
3.24 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 460
617.85 frames/s
GeForce GT 520M
83.38 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 460
171.41 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 520M
25.04 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 460
1.82 frames/s
GeForce GT 520M
0.26 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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