GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7790 vs 460 SE 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

6.2

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7790 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7790  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and 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 650 MHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 3,400 MHz More than 75% higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 19,360 vs 12,590 Around 55% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 5,670 vs 3,070 Around 85% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better PassMark score 3,036 vs 2,247 More than 35% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 1,792 GFLOPS vs 748.8 GFLOPS Around 2.5x better floating-point performance
Much higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 850 MHz More than 75% higher memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 56 GTexel/s vs 31.2 GTexel/s Around 80% higher texture rate
More shading units 896 vs 288 608 more shading units
Better fire strike factor score 30.22 vs 16.54 Around 85% better fire strike factor score
Better face detection score 40.74 mPixels/s vs 18.62 mPixels/s Around 2.2x better face detection score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,591 vs 886 Around 80% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 85W vs 150W Around 45% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 460 SE

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SE

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More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus

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

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
217.83 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 460 SE
48.2 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
40.74 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 460 SE
18.62 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
827.56 frames/s
GeForce GTX 460 SE
635.02 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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