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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 460 GeForce GTX 465
Cyberpunk 2077 253% 265%
Hitman 3 359% 374%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 223% 233%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 213% 223%
FIFA 21 78% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 397% 413%
Far Cry 6 411% 427%
Genshin Impact 253% 265%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 406% 423%
Battlefield 6 359% 374%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 465.

The GeForce GTX 460 has a 68 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 465. This results in the GeForce GTX 460 providing 11.1 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 GeForce GTX 460 has a 68 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 465 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce GTX 460 providing 2.2 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 GeForce GTX 460 was released less than a year after the GeForce GTX 465, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 460 and the GeForce GTX 465 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GTX 460 has 12.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 465, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 460 is slightly better than the GeForce GTX 465.

The GeForce GTX 460 has 336 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 465 has 352. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 460 is 454 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 465 is 427. The GeForce GTX 460 having 27 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 460 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 465.

The GeForce GTX 460 requires 160 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 465 requires 200 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GeForce GTX 460 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 465. The GeForce GTX 465 requires 40 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 460 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 465 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GTX 460.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed675 MHzvs607 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF104-300-KB-A1Fermi GF100-030-A3
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date12 Jul 2010vs01 May 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs802 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth115.2GB/secvs102.7GB/sec
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Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs352
Actual Shader Performance22%vs21%
Texture Mapping Units56vs44
Texture Rate37.8 GTexel/svs26.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate21.6 GPixel/svs19.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power160 Wattsvs200 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 26 Ampsvs550 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 460 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture was first manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF104-300-KB-A1 which has 7 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 336 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 675MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900Hz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 160W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.

GeForce GTX 460 competes with Radeon HD 5830 and proves to be around 15% faster.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 460 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce GTX 465 is a high-end GPU based on the 40nm Fermi architecture.
It's based on the Fermi GF100 Core (optimized GF104 Core) and offers 352 Shader Processing Units, 42 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 607MHz and the memory clock operates at 802MHz.
Despite feature more Shader Processing Units than GeForce GTX 460, it's lower clocked. Benchmarks indicate that its performance is around 3% better than the standard version and therefore on level with GeForce GTX 460 v2.
Most modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution. However, some will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
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