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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 460 SLI GeForce GTS 150
Cyberpunk 2077 113% 737%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 95% 666%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 89% 641%
Hitman 3 177% 989%
Grand Theft Auto VI 200% 1078%
FIFA 21 8% 322%
Far Cry 6 208% 1111%
Genshin Impact 113% 737%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 206% 1100%
Watch Dogs Legion 106% 707%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SLI are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTS 150.

The GeForce GTS 150 has a 63 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460, but the GTX 460 has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTS 150. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 28.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce GTS 150. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GTS 150 has a 63 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460, but the GTX 460 has 48 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTS 150. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 31.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GeForce GTS 150. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 460 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GTS 150, and so the GTX 460 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GTS 150.

The GTX 460 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTS 150, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 460 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 460 has 166.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTS 150, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 460 is massively better than the GeForce GTS 150.

The GeForce GTX 460 SLI has 672 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTS 150 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 907 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTS 150 is 236. The GTX 460 having 671 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 460 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTS 150.

The GTX 460 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTS 150. This means that the GTX 460 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTS 150.

The GeForce GTX 460 SLI requires 380 Watts to run and the GeForce GTS 150 requires 141 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 460 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GeForce GTS 150. The GTX 460 requires 239 Watts more than the GeForce GTS 150 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 460 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GTS 150.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed675 MHzvs738 MHz
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ArchitectureFermi GF104-300-KB-A1 (x2)Tesla G92b
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Jul 2010vs01 Mar 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
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1920x1080
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2560x1440
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth230.4GB/secvs64GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units672vs128
Actual Shader Performance44%vs11%
Technology40nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units112vs64
Texture Rate75.6 GTexel/svs47.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs16
Pixel Rate43.2 GPixel/svs11.8 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections4vs2
HDMI Connections2vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power380 Wattsvs141 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 26 Ampsvs450 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.0
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 460 SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 460 put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may cause micro stuttering in FPS below 30. This means this combination might even perform worse than a single GTX 460.
The optimal performance it delivers is slightly better than a single GeForce GTX 480.
Therefore, this combination is sufficient for gaming at 1080p and most demanding games can be played at the highest settings.
GeForce GTS 150 is a high-end GPU based on the 2009, 55nm, first-generation unified architecture.
It's based on the G92 Core and offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of standard DDR3. The central unit runs at 738MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 1000MHz.
It's therefore a renamed GeForce 9800 GTX+ with a lower memory clock - which will not affect its performance overall.
Today's modern demanding games are playable at medium (some high settings) but DirectX 11 games aren't supported and extremely demanding games will require reduced further reduced settings to be played optimally.
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