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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 670

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670

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Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 3,600 MHz More than 65% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 915 MHz vs 701 MHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Much higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 65% higher memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,459.5 GFLOPS vs 1,883 GFLOPS More than 30% better floating-point performance
More shading units 1,344 vs 672 Twice as many shading units
Higher texture rate 102.5 GTexel/s vs 78.6 GTexel/s More than 30% higher texture rate
Front view of GeForce GTX 460 X2

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 X2

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Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Higher memory bandwidth 230.4 GB/s vs 192.3 GB/s Around 20% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Much wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 670  vs 460 X2 

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

GeForce GTX 670
192.3 GB/s
GeForce GTX 460 X2
230.4 GB/s

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

GeForce GTX 670
25.62 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 460 X2
19.62 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GTX 670
102.5 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 460 X2
78.6 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 670
2,459.5 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 460 X2
1,883 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 670  vs
460 X2 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GK104 GF104
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 915 MHz 701 MHz
Is dual GPU No Yes
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 1,344 672
Texture mapping units 112 112
Render output processors 32 64
Pixel rate 25.62 GPixel/s 19.62 GPixel/s
Texture rate 102.5 GTexel/s 78.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,459.5 GFLOPS 1,883 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GTX 670  vs
460 X2 
Memory clock speed 1,502 MHz 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz 3,600 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 512 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 192.3 GB/s 230.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 170W 160W

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