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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 580 Asus DirectCU II Edition GeForce GTX 460 SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 107% 113%
Hitman 3 170% 177%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 89% 95%
Resident Evil 8 107% 113%
FIFA 21 5% 8%
Grand Theft Auto VI 192% 200%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 83% 89%
The Medium 159% 166%
Genshin Impact 107% 113%
Far Cry 6 200% 208%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 Asus DirectCU II Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SLI.

The GTX 580 has a 107 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460, but the GTX 460 has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 580. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 25.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 580. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 580 has a 107 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460, but the GTX 460 has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 580. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 5.7 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 580. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 580 was released less than a year after the GTX 460, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 GTX 460 has 512 MB more video memory than the GTX 580, 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 38 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 580, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 460 is noticeably better than the GTX 580.

The GeForce GTX 580 Asus DirectCU II Edition has 512 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 SLI has 672. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 580 is 801 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 907. The GTX 460 having 106 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 460 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 580.

The GeForce GTX 580 Asus DirectCU II Edition requires 244 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 460 SLI requires 380 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 580 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 460. The GTX 460 requires 136 Watts more than the GTX 580 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 GTX 580.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed782 MHzvs675 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF110-375-A1Fermi GF104-300-KB-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Jan 2011vs01 Jul 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
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1600x900
9.3
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9.1
1920x1080
7.4
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7.3
2560x1440
5.3
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GPU Memory

Memory1536 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1002 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.4GB/secvs230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units512vs672
Actual Shader Performance39%vs44%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs112
Texture Rate50 GTexel/svs75.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs64
Pixel Rate37.5 GPixel/svs43.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs4
HDMI Connections1vs2
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power244 Wattsvs380 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs600 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-880 Quad 3.06GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 580 Asus DirectCU II Edition is a special edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 580. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include an increased core-clock that went from 772MHz to 782MHz and a better cooling system. Benchmarks indicate a performance boost in about 1% when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 580.
GeForce 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.
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