NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 460 sales 12 July 2010 at a recommended price of $229. This is Fermi architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 768 MB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 3.6 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 86.4 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 8.25"(210 mm) (21 cm). 6-pin & 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 160 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 13.79 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 460's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
48.93
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF104
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
12 July 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$89.99
 
of 6300 (Quadro RTX 6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 460's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 460's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
336
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
675 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
1,950 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 7
Power consumption (TDP)
160 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
37.8 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
907.2 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 460's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
16x PCI-E 2.0
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
8.25"(210 mm) (21 cm)
 
Height
4.376"(111 mm) (11.1 cm)
 
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin & 6-pin
 
SLI options
2-way
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 460: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
768 MB
 
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
3600 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
86.4 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 460.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
 
Display Connectors
Two Dual Link DVI, Mini HDMI
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
HDCP
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 460. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 460, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.1
 
of 4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 460. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

13.79

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

2570

Unigine Heaven 4.0

605

Passmark

2654

Octane Render OctaneBench

27

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 460. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
66 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 460 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 460 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 460 from AMD is Radeon HD 5870, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

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