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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 460 SLI GeForce GT 240
Cyberpunk 2077 113% 769%
Hitman 3 177% 1031%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 95% 695%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 89% 669%
FIFA 21 8% 338%
Grand Theft Auto VI 200% 1123%
Far Cry 6 208% 1158%
Genshin Impact 113% 769%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 206% 1146%
Battlefield 6 177% 1031%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SLI are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 240.

The GTX 460 has a 125 MHz higher core clock speed and 80 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GT 240. This results in the GTX 460 providing 58 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 460 has a 125 MHz higher core clock speed and 56 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GT 240. This results in the GTX 460 providing 38.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 460 was released less than a year after the GeForce GT 240, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 460 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce GT 240, 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 176 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 240, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 460 is massively better than the GeForce GT 240.

The GeForce GTX 460 SLI has 672 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 240 has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 907 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 240 is 106. The GTX 460 having 801 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 GT 240.

The GeForce GTX 460 SLI requires 380 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 240 requires 69 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 460 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 240. The GTX 460 requires 311 Watts more than the GeForce GT 240 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 GT 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed675 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF104-300-KB-A1 (x2)Tesla GT215-450-A2
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Jul 2010vs01 Nov 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth230.4GB/secvs54.4GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units672vs96
Actual Shader Performance44%vs5%
Texture Mapping Units112vs32
Texture Rate75.6 GTexel/svs17.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs8
Pixel Rate43.2 GPixel/svs4.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections4vs1
HDMI Connections2vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power380 Wattsvs69 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 26 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1366x768

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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 GT 240 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GT215-450-A2 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 550MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 850MHz.

DirectX 10.1 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 69W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat above a Radeon HD 4670, meaning it is much faster than the more recent Fermi GeForce GT 430.
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