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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 295 Asus Mars ROG 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 460 SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 105% 113%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 87% 95%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 81% 89%
Hitman 3 166% 177%
Grand Theft Auto VI 188% 200%
FIFA 21 3% 8%
Far Cry 6 196% 208%
Genshin Impact 105% 113%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 193% 206%
Watch Dogs Legion 97% 106%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 Asus Mars ROG 4GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SLI.

The GTX 460 has a 27 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 295, but the GTX 295 has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 460. As a result, the GTX 295 exhibits a 28.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 460. 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 27 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the GTX 295. This results in the GTX 460 providing 6.9 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 over a year more recently than the GTX 295, 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 GTX 295.

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 295 has 2048 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 GTX 295 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 295 has 51.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 460, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 295 is much better than the GTX 460.

The GeForce GTX 295 Asus Mars ROG 4GB Edition has 480 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 SLI has 672. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 295 is 715 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 907. The GTX 460 having 192 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 295 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GTX 460 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 295. This means that the GTX 460 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 295.

The GeForce GTX 295 Asus Mars ROG 4GB Edition requires 500 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 460 SLI requires 380 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 295 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 460. The GTX 295 requires 120 Watts more than the GTX 460 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 295 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 460.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed648 MHzvs675 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G200-400-B3 (x2)Fermi GF104-300-KB-A1 (x2)
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date17 Jun 2009vs01 Jul 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
9.2
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9.1
1920x1080
7.4
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7.3
2560x1440
5.5
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4.3
3840x2160
4.1
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1100 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus1024 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth281.6GB/secvs230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 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 Units480vs672
Actual Shader Performance34%vs44%
Technology55nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs112
Texture Rate103.7 GTexel/svs75.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units56vs64
Pixel Rate36.3 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 Power500 Wattsvs380 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts & 55 Ampsvs600 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.0vs12.0
Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-960 Quad 3.2GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 295 Asus Mars ROG 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Dual Graphics GeForce GTX 295, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 648MHz, instead 576MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock runs at 1100MHz while the Frame Buffer is now of 4GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU. Furthermore, the GPU now accesses a 1024-bit bus width.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 20% performance boost over the reference GeForce GTX 295.
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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