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 $199. 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 dual-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 8.78 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 460's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.63
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
GPU code name
GF104
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Launch date
12 July 2010 (10 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
Price now
$125 (0.6x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 460's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores
336
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
675 MHz
 
Number of transistors
1,950 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
160 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
37.80
 
Floating-point performance
907.2 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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
+
 

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 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
3600 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
86.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 460. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

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
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 460, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
Shader Model
5.1
 
OpenGL
4.1
 
OpenCL
1.1
 
Vulkan
N/A
 
CUDA
+
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

8.78

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

2570

Unigine Heaven 4.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark, a newer version of Unigine 3.0 with relatively small differences. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. The benchmark is still sometimes used, despite its significant age, as it was released back in 2013.

605

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

2292

Octane Render OctaneBench

This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.

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 frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 84% minimum and 70% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
84%
Recommended
70%
Minimum
84%
Recommended
70%

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 460 from AMD is Radeon R7 250X, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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