NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M SLI: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M SLI

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 460M SLI sales 3 September 2010. This is Fermi architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2x1.5 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.25 GHz are supplied.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 8.65 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 460M SLI's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
N11E-GS
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
3 September 2010
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 460M SLI'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 460M SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
675 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 460M SLI's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. 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
large
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 460M SLI: 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
2x1.5 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1250 MHz
 
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 460M SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
Optimus
+
 
CUDA
+
 
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 
DirectCompute
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 460M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 460M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
8.65
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
3313.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
14236.00
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 460M SLI is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.90
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
184.30
 
medium / 768p
93.10
 
high / 768p
76.50
 
ultra / 1080p
24.10
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
139.90
 
medium / 768p
88.10
 
high / 768p
73.90
 
ultra / 1080p
25.40
 

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 460M SLI from AMD is Radeon R9 M275, which is faster by 4% and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

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