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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 460M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M

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Higher clock speed 675 MHz vs 550 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
More render output processors 24 vs 8 Three times as many render output processors
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTS 260M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTS 260M

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Higher effective memory clock speed 3,600 MHz vs 2,500 MHz Around 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 625 MHz Around 45% higher memory clock speed

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 460M  vs GTS 260M 

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 460M
5.4 GPixel/s
GeForce GTS 260M
4.4 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GTX 460M
21.6 GTexel/s
GeForce GTS 260M
17.6 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 460M
518.4 GFLOPS
GeForce GTS 260M
264 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 460M  vs
GTS 260M 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GF106 GT215
Market Laptop Laptop
Clock speed 675 MHz 550 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 192 96
Texture mapping units 32 32
Render output processors 24 8
Pixel rate 5.4 GPixel/s 4.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 21.6 GTexel/s 17.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 518.4 GFLOPS 264 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GTX 460M  vs
GTS 260M 
Memory clock speed 625 MHz 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 2,500 MHz 3,600 MHz
Memory bus 192 bit 128 bit
Memory 1,536 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 60 GB/s 57.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 50W 38W

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