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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250X Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 311% 227%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 276% 199%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 264% 189%
FIFA 21 107% 65%
Grand Theft Auto VI 478% 360%
Hitman 3 435% 325%
Genshin Impact 311% 227%
Far Cry 6 495% 373%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 489% 369%
Watch Dogs Legion 296% 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 R7 250X Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition.

The R7 250X has a 255 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460, but the GTX 460 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 250X. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 250X. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 250X has a 255 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460, but the GTX 460 has 16 more Render Output Units than the R7 250X. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 8.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R7 250X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 250X was released over three years more recently than the GTX 460, and so the R7 250X is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 460 when running the latest games.

The R7 250X has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 460, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 460 has 46.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 250X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 460 is noticeably better than the R7 250X.

The Radeon R7 250X Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition has 336. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 250X is 555 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 514. The R7 250X having 41 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 460 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 250X transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 460. This means that the R7 250X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 460.

The Radeon R7 250X Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition requires 80 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 450 Watts for the R7 250X and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 460. The two GPUs have been recommended a PSU with the same amount of wattage. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1020 MHzvs765 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XTFermi GF104-300-KB-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date13 Feb 2014vs01 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
3.6
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3.8
3840x2160
2.3
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 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 Performance27%vs25%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs56
Texture Rate40.8 GTexel/svs42.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate16.3 GPixel/svs24.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 20 Ampsvs450 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 i3-4130 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 R7 250X Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class Radeon R7 250X.

This edition comes with a custom cooling solution which will make the card even cooler and overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 950MHz to 1020MHz, while the operating memory clock was left untouched.
Furthermore, the frame buffer was doubled to 2GB though this will not boost its performance and can be addressed as a gimmick - marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost when compared to the reference Radeon R7 250X.
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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