GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 460 vs 7970 among Desktop GPUs for under $200

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Noise and Power

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

9.8

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon RX 460 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon RX 460  based on its noise and power.

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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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Higher clock speed 1,090 MHz vs 925 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz vs 5,500 MHz More than 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,750 MHz vs 1,375 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 75W vs 250W 3.3x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 7970

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Much higher memory bandwidth 264 GB/s vs 112 GB/s More than 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 3,789 GFLOPS vs 2,150.4 GFLOPS More than 75% better floating-point performance
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Higher texture rate 118.4 GTexel/s vs 67.2 GTexel/s More than 75% higher texture rate
Significantly more shading units 2,048 vs 896 1152 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 128 vs 56 72 more texture mapping units
Significantly better fire strike factor score 62.9 vs 35.49 More than 75% better fire strike factor score
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
More compute units 32 vs 14 18 more compute units
Higher pixel rate 29.6 GPixel/s vs 19.2 GPixel/s Around 55% higher pixel rate
Better video composition score 118.74 frames/s vs 81.97 frames/s Around 45% better video composition score
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 78 vs 55.3 More than 40% higher bioshock infinite framerate
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 128 bit 3x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 460 vs HD 7970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
236.78 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7970
447.28 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
55.25 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7970
49.05 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
967.47 frames/s
Radeon HD 7970
261.64 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
425.28 mInteraction/s
Radeon HD 7970
52.96 mInteraction/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

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