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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 460 MSI Hawk v2 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 213% 227%
Hitman 3 307% 325%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 186% 199%
Resident Evil 8 213% 227%
FIFA 21 58% 65%
Grand Theft Auto VI 340% 360%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 177% 189%
Genshin Impact 213% 227%
The Medium 290% 308%
Far Cry 6 352% 373%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 MSI Hawk v2 1GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition.

The GTX 460 has a 45 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 460. This results in the GTX 460 providing 2.6 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 45 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 460 providing 1.4 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 GTX 460, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 460 MSI Hawk v2 1GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 460 has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 460, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 460 is marginally better than the GTX 460.

Both the GeForce GTX 460 MSI Hawk v2 1GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition have 336 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the GTX 460 has 2.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate, 1.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, and 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth, so should have a marginally faster performance than the GTX 460.

The GeForce GTX 460 MSI Hawk v2 1GB Edition requires 160 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 GTX 460 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 Speed810 MHzvs765 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF104-300-KB-A1Fermi GF104-300-KB-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date21 Sep 2010vs01 Aug 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.8
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1600x900
7.7
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7.5
1920x1080
6
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5.8
2560x1440
4
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3.8
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed975 MHzvs925 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth124.8GB/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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs336
Actual Shader Performance26%vs25%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs56
Texture Rate45.4 GTexel/svs42.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate25.9 GPixel/svs24.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power160 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 24 Ampsvs450 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 460 MSI Hawk v2 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 460, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 810MHz, instead of 675MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock was increased from 900MHz to 975MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
MSI Twin Frozr II Cooling Solution.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 13% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 460.
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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