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Windows 7: GeForce GTX 450 and GTX 460

22 Feb 2011   #1
C32C3

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 
GeForce GTX 450 and GTX 460

Greetings,

Would you please take a look at the Nvidia's specs for their GTX 450 and 460 graphics card and tell me if you think the differences between them is significant and on what basis you formed your opinion?

GeForce GTX 460 and GeForce GTS 450

Thanks.


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22 Feb 2011   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

The 460 is definitely better. If you look on the specs sheet, you can see the differences in clock speeds, bandwidth, and actual power. The 460 has slightly lower clock speeds, but twice the bandwidth, and a higher texture filling speed.

On the other hand the 460 requires 54 more watts of power, as well as an additional power pin and a 450W recommended PSU.

~Lordbob
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22 Feb 2011   #3
C32C3

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
The 460 is definitely better. If you look on the specs sheet, you can see the differences in clock speeds, bandwidth, and actual power. The 460 has slightly lower clock speeds, but twice the bandwidth, and a higher texture filling speed.

On the other hand the 460 requires 54 more watts of power, as well as an additional power pin and a 450W recommended PSU.

~Lordbob
Thanks for the clarity. I can see the difference in specs but admittedly I do not yet know enough to understand what that translates into as far as performance goes. Please tell me what the bandwith indicates and what spec reveals that the 460 requires 54 more wattage. And, where is it indicated that an additional power pin is needed and what is that?

BTW, I have the 450.
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22 Feb 2011   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C32C3 View Post
Thanks for the clarity. I can see the difference in specs but admittedly I do not yet know enough to understand what that translates into as far as performance goes. Please tell me what the bandwith indicates and what spec reveals that the 460 requires 54 more wattage. And, where is it indicated that an additional power pin is needed and what is that?

BTW, I have the 450.
The bandwidth is the amount of information that can be translated at once. If the bandwidth was a highway, the 450 has 2 lanes, and the 460 4 lanes.
54 watts just means it pulls 54 watts of power more. The second 6pin is so that it can pull that when needed. The 6 pin comes from the power supply, most now have 2 for that reason.

~Lordbob
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22 Feb 2011   #5
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

The 460 is the way to go like LB has stated, also if your power supply dosen't have the additional 6 pin plug the card comes with a 2 molex to 6 pin connetor.
Fabe
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22 Feb 2011   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Better for seeing the difference in the specs between the two here,

Video Card Comparison - GPUReview.com

For as too how much faster, just check any of the reviews for the GTS 450 (it came out after the GTX 460) and they will all show the difference to be expected. For the most part the GTX 460 is roughly 1.5x faster than the GTS 450 depending on resolution and settings.
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23 Feb 2011   #7
nbkp

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

460 - Crysis, 1080p, very high, no aa

450 - Crysis, =<1080p, high, no aa
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23 Feb 2011   #8
Martin7R

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Does the motherboard affect the gaming performance?I have GTX 460 SE
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23 Feb 2011   #9
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Martin7R View Post
Does the motherboard affect the gaming performance?I have GTX 460 SE
In general no, but certain things like the speed of the slot can affect it if it is really low quality.

~Lordbob
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25 Feb 2011   #10
Martin7R

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Martin7R View Post
Does the motherboard affect the gaming performance?I have GTX 460 SE
In general no, but certain things like the speed of the slot can affect it if it is really low quality.

~Lordbob
PCI e x16 is high quality right ?
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