NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX SLI vs 460M SLI

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M SLI

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 460M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Fermi
Code name
N13E-GR
 
N11E-GS
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 October 2012
 
3 September 2010

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and 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 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 460M SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1920
 
384
Core clock speed
600 MHz
 
675 MHz
Transistor count
5080 Million
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 460M SLI 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
 
large

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
n/d
 
2x1536 MB
Memory bus width
2x 192 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
2800 MHz
 
1250 MHz
Shared memory
-
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 460M SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
+
Optimus
+
 
+
CUDA
+
 
+
SLI
+
 
n/d
DirectX 11
n/d
 
DirectX 11
DirectCompute
n/d
 
+
Verde Drivers
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 460M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.1
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 460M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 670MX SLI 12.10 +214.3%
GTX 460M SLI 3.85

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 670MX SLI 7042 +112.6%
GTX 460M SLI 3313

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 670MX SLI 23526 +65.3%
GTX 460M SLI 14236

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 460M SLI are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX SLI

214.3% faster (about 3 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 October 2012 vs 3 September 2010)
More pipelines (1920 vs 384)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
Verde Drivers
3DTV

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M SLI

Optimus Support
PureVideo HD VP4
Bitstream HD Audio
DirectCompute
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
OpenGL 4.0
DirectX 11
SLI Supported

So, GTX 670MX SLI or 460M SLI?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX SLI.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 460M SLI, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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