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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 460 XFX 2GB Single Fan GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 79% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 65% 36%
Watch Dogs Legion 74% 33%
Genshin Impact 80% 30%
FIFA 21 9% 65%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 83% 29%
eFootball PES 2021 9% 65%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 59% 38%
Marvel's Avengers 71% 34%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 158% 0%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are massively better than the AMD Radeon RX 460 XFX 2GB Single Fan.

The GTX 980 has a 36 MHz higher core clock speed and 208 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 460. This results in the GTX 980 providing 236 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 980 has a 36 MHz higher core clock speed and 112 more Render Output Units than the RX 460. This results in the GTX 980 providing 126.7 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 RX 460 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 980, and so the RX 460 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 980.

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 980 has 6144 MB more video memory than the RX 460, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 336.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 460, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the RX 460.

The Radeon RX 460 XFX 2GB Single Fan has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 460 is 1093 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 5631 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 460.

The RX 460 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the RX 460 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The Radeon RX 460 XFX 2GB Single Fan requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the RX 460 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 275 Watts more than the RX 460 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 460.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1090 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1220 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Baffin XTMaxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date08 Aug 2016vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
8
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
5.7
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
3.7
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs4096
Actual Shader Performance53%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs256
Texture Rate52.3 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs128
Pixel Rate17.4 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6400 2.7GHzvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 460 XFX single fan 2GB is a small form factor middle-class graphics card, based on the fourth revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
N/A.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Baffin XT which has 16 Compute Units activated and thus 1024 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 400W PSU, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
N/A.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 460 XFX single fan 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a performance processor and 8GB of RAM for optimal performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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