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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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Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 3,600 MHz vs 2,020 MHz Around 80% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 115.2 GB/s vs 64.6 GB/s Around 80% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Slightly better floating-point performance 907.2 GFLOPS vs 392 GFLOPS More than 2.2x better floating-point performance
More shading units 336 vs 112 Three times as many shading units
Front view of GeForce GT 8800

Reasons to consider the
ASUS GeForce GT 8800

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Higher memory clock speed 1,010 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 125W vs 160W More than 20% lower TDP

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 460  vs GT 8800 

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

GeForce GTX 460
115.2 GB/s
GeForce GT 8800
64.6 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 8800
11.2 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GTX 460
37.8 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 8800
39.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 460
907.2 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 8800
392 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 8800 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GF104 G92
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 675 MHz 700 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce GT 8800 GT 600 MHz 512 MB

raw performance

Shading units 336 112
Texture mapping units 56 56
Render output processors 32 16
Pixel rate 9.45 GPixel/s 11.2 GPixel/s
Texture rate 37.8 GTexel/s 39.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 907.2 GFLOPS 392 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GTX 460  vs
GT 8800 
Memory clock speed 900 MHz 1,010 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 3,600 MHz 2,020 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 256 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 512 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 115.2 GB/s 64.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 160W 125W

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