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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7770 MSI PMD1 Edition GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 319% 227%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 283% 199%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 270% 189%
FIFA 21 111% 65%
Grand Theft Auto VI 489% 360%
Hitman 3 444% 325%
Genshin Impact 319% 227%
Far Cry 6 506% 373%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 500% 369%
Watch Dogs Legion 304% 215%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 7770 MSI PMD1 Edition.

The HD 7770 has a 235 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460, but the GTX 460 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 7770. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 2.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 7770. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 7770 has a 235 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460, but the GTX 460 has 16 more Render Output Units than the HD 7770. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 8.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 7770. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 7770 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 460, and so the HD 7770 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 Radeon HD 7770 MSI PMD1 Edition and the GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 460 has 46.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7770, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 460 is noticeably better than the HD 7770.

The Radeon HD 7770 MSI PMD1 Edition has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition has 336. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7770 is 544 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 514. The HD 7770 having 30 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 460 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD 7770 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 460. This means that the HD 7770 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 460.

The Radeon HD 7770 MSI PMD1 Edition requires 150 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7770 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 460. The HD 7770 has been recommended a PSU with 50 Watts more than the GTX 460. The difference is significant enough that the HD 7770 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 460.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs765 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XTFermi GF104-300-KB-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 Feb 2012vs01 Aug 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
6.8
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7.5
1920x1080
5.2
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5.8
2560x1440
3.5
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3.8
3840x2160
2.3
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs925 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs118.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs336
Actual Shader Performance26%vs25%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs56
Texture Rate40 GTexel/svs42.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate16 GPixel/svs24.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs450 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3240 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 7770 MSI PMD1 Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class Radeon HD 7770 that features a cooling system with Propeller Blade technology which offers 20% more airflow than traditional fan design, according to MSI and has no changes that affects its performance directly.
Therefore, its performance is on level with the reference card.
GeForce 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.
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