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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 460 SLI Quadro Plex 7000
Cyberpunk 2077 113% 102%
Hitman 3 177% 163%
Resident Evil 8 113% 102%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 95% 85%
FIFA 21 8% 2%
Grand Theft Auto VI 200% 185%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 89% 79%
Genshin Impact 113% 102%
Far Cry 6 208% 193%
The Medium 166% 153%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro Plex 7000 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SLI.

The GTX 460 has a 101 MHz higher core clock speed but 16 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the Quadro Plex 7000. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 460 manages to provide 2.1 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 101 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro Plex 7000, but the Quadro Plex 7000 has 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 460. As a result, the Quadro Plex 7000 exhibits a 11.9 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 460. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Quadro Plex 7000 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 460, and so the Quadro Plex 7000 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 460.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Quadro Plex 7000 has 10240 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 Quadro Plex 7000 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro Plex 7000 has 57.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 460, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro Plex 7000 is much better than the GTX 460.

The GeForce GTX 460 SLI has 672 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro Plex 7000 has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 907 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro Plex 7000 is 1176. The Quadro Plex 7000 having 269 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro Plex 7000 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 460.

The GeForce GTX 460 SLI requires 380 Watts to run and the Quadro Plex 7000 requires 600 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 460 and a PSU with at least 900 Watts for the Quadro Plex 7000. The Quadro Plex 7000 requires 220 Watts more than the GTX 460 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro Plex 7000 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 460.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed675 MHzvs574 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF104-300-KB-A1 (x2)Fermi GF100 (x2)
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Jul 2010vs25 Jul 2011
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 MBvs12288 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs750 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth230.4GB/secvs288GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units672vs1024
Actual Shader Performance44%vs57%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units112vs128
Texture Rate75.6 GTexel/svs73.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs96
Pixel Rate43.2 GPixel/svs55.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections4vs4
HDMI Connections2vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power380 Wattsvs600 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 26 Ampsvs900 Watts & 60 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

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.
Quadro Plex 7000 is an enthusiast professional card based on the 40nm, Fermi architecture.

It's based on 2 Fermi GF100 GPUs and thus offers 1024 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 96 ROPs, on a 768-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 574MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 750MHz. It has a L2 Cache of 1536KB and a rated board TDP of 600 Watts.

Despite exhibiting similarities to GeForce GTX 590, due to being under-clocked and because Quadro Plex 7000's drivers are only certified for professional applications only, its gaming performance is up to 10% slower than GeForce GTX 590.
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