GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 460 vs 970 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

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 460

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 460

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Significantly lower TDP 75W vs 148W Around 50% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 970

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Significantly better PassMark score 8,563 vs 4,329 Around 2x better PassMark score
Much higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 112 GB/s More than 2x higher memory bandwidth
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Significantly higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 19.2 GPixel/s More than 3x higher pixel rate
Many more render output processors 56 vs 16 40 more render output processors
Better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 2,150.4 GFLOPS More than 60% better floating-point performance
Significantly better fire strike factor score 72.7 vs 35.49 More than 2x better fire strike factor score
Higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 67.2 GTexel/s Around 65% higher texture rate
More shading units 1,664 vs 896 768 more shading units
More texture mapping units 104 vs 56 48 more texture mapping units
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 88.6 vs 38.6 More than 2.2x higher battlefield 4 framerate
Better ocean surface simulation score 1,203.9 frames/s vs 964.07 frames/s Around 25% better ocean surface simulation score
Better PassMark direct compute score 4,375 vs 2,488 More than 75% better PassMark direct compute score
Slightly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 460 vs GeForce GTX 970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
236.6 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
485.85 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
55.2 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
102.43 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
3,347.8
GeForce GTX 970
3,358.68

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
3,704.69
GeForce GTX 970
3,714.62

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite

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