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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition FirePro W8000
Cyberpunk 2077 227% 165%
Hitman 3 325% 245%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 199% 142%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 189% 135%
FIFA 21 65% 34%
Grand Theft Auto VI 360% 273%
Far Cry 6 373% 284%
Genshin Impact 227% 165%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 369% 280%
Battlefield 6 325% 245%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro W8000 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition.

The FirePro W8000 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 460, and so the FirePro W8000 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 460.

The FirePro W8000 has 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 460, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the FirePro W8000 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FirePro W8000 has 57.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 460, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro W8000 is much better than the GTX 460.

The GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro W8000 has 1792. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 514 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro W8000 is 1048. The FirePro W8000 having 534 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro W8000 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 460.

The FirePro W8000 requires 225 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GTX 460. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 460.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed765 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF104-300-KB-A1Tahiti Pro
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2010vs14 Jun 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed925 MHzvs1375 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth118.4GB/secvs176GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs1792
Actual Shader Performance25%vs50%
Texture Mapping Units56vs-
Texture Rate42.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs-
Pixel Rate24.5 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-225 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 38 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 460.
The biggest features are increases in the core-clock that went from 675MHz to 765MHz and from 900MHz to 925MHz, respectively.
According to most benchmarks, the performance boost is around 8% when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 460.
FirePro W8000 is a server GPU based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the Tahiti Pro Core (same used on 7950) and therefore offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 256-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked at 900MHz while the memory clock operates at 1375MHZ.
Compared to Radeon HD 7950, its central unit is slightly higher clocked but comes equipped with a 256-bit bus width (against 7950's 384-bit) and so it features less memory bandwidth.
Overall, its gaming performance is considerably lower than Radeon HD 7950 because Radeon HD 7950 benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro W8000 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be between 10% and 15% worse than Radeon HD 7950.
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