GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7790 vs 460 among Desktop 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

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

7

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7790 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7790  based on its noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7790

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7790

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 675 MHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 3,600 MHz More than 65% higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 1,792 GFLOPS vs 907.2 GFLOPS Around 2x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 65% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 896 vs 336 560 more shading units
Slightly higher texture rate 56 GTexel/s vs 37.8 GTexel/s Around 50% higher texture rate
Better particle simulation score 330.93 mInteraction/s vs 171.41 mInteraction/s Around 95% better particle simulation score
Significantly lower TDP 85W vs 160W More than 45% lower TDP
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 96 GB/s More than 20% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7790 vs GeForce GTX 460

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
217.04 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 460
40.61 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
40.35 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 460
20.84 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
827.21 frames/s
GeForce GTX 460
733.44 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
330.93 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 460
171.41 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
3.67 frames/s
GeForce GTX 460
1.82 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7790  vs GeForce GTX 460 

9.3
9.0
The card features a custom-design dual-fan cooler and offers factory-overclocked speeds of 1075 MHz core and 6.40 GHz memory for a premium of just $10 over AMD's suggested reference design retail price of $149.
Radeon HD 7790

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