GTX 460 SE vs RTX 3070 Mobile

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

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Value for money (0-100)
0.78
 
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Architecture
Fermi
 
Ampere
GPU code name
GF104
 
GN20-E5 GA104
Market segment
Desktop
 
Laptop
Launch date
15 November 2010 (10 years ago)
 
4 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$160
 
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Price now
$350
 
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
288
 
5120
CUDA cores
288
 
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Core clock speed
650 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Boost clock
no data
 
1620 MHz
Transistor count
1,950 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
150 Watt
 
115 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
104 °C
 
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Texture fill rate
31.2 billion/sec
 
287.0
Floating-point performance
748.8 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 460 SE and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
no data
 
large
Bus support
16x PCI-E 2.0
 
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Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
8.25" (210 mm) (21 cm)
 
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Height
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
 
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Supplementary power connectors
6-pin & 6-pin
 
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SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: 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
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1700 MHz
 
12 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
108.8 GB/s
 
320.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones. OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Number of display connectors
2
 
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Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
2 x Dual-Link DVI-I1 x Mini HDMI
 
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Multi monitor support
+
 
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HDMI
+
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
no data
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
5.1
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.1
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 
2.0
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.2
CUDA
+
 
8.5

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 460 SE and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
48 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile

958.2% faster (about 10.5 times) in synthetic tests

Much newer (4 January 2021 vs 15 November 2010)

More pipelines (5120 vs 288)

Higher memory bandwidth (320 vs 108.8 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 40 nm)

Lower power consumption (115 vs 150 watts)

So, GTX 460 SE or RTX 3070 Mobile?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile, since it shows better performance.

Be aware that GeForce GTX 460 SE is a desktop card while GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile is a notebook one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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