NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 460M and Radeon RX Vega 3 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.85
 
0.44
Architecture
Fermi
 
Vega
Code name
N11E-GS
 
Vega Raven Ridge
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
3 September 2010
 
7 January 2018
Price now
$88
 
$371

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 460M and Radeon RX Vega 3'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 and Radeon RX Vega 3's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
192
 
192
Core clock speed
675 MHz
 
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Boost Clock
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1000 MHz
Transistor count
1,170 million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
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Texture fill rate
16.1 billion/sec
 
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Floating-point performance
518.4 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 460M and Radeon RX Vega 3 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
 
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Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
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SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 460M and Radeon RX Vega 3: 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
 
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Maximum RAM amount
1536 MB
 
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Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
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Memory clock speed
1250 MHz
 
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Memory bandwidth
60.0 GB/s
 
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Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 460M and Radeon RX Vega 3. 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
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 460M and Radeon RX Vega 3, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API with Feature Level 12.1
 
DirectX 12_1
Shader Model
5.1
 
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OpenGL
4.5
 
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OpenCL
1.1
 
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Vulkan
N/A
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 460M and Radeon RX Vega 3. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 460M 4.46
RX Vega 3 4.52 +1.3%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 460M 1370 +28.6%
RX Vega 3 1065

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 460M 1623 +2.1%
RX Vega 3 1590

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 460M 7507 +38%
RX Vega 3 5441

Passmark

GTX 460M 1135
RX Vega 3 1149 +1.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 460M and Radeon RX Vega 3. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
33 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 460M and Radeon RX Vega 3 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M

Cheaper ($88.00 USD vs $371.00 USD)
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 AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

1.3% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 January 2018 vs 3 September 2010)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 40 nm)

So, GTX 460M or RX Vega 3?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M and AMD Radeon RX Vega 3. The differences in performance seem too small.
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