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August 25, 2011 11:29:35 PM

what is the real difference between a gtx 460 and a gtx 560 (non ti). is it just about power consumption and some minor clock speed differential?

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August 25, 2011 11:53:28 PM

The 560 uses a newer chipset which is better at power consumption. the 560 uses OpenGL 4.1 and the 460 4.0 So not a whole lot of difference other then chip, power and clock speeds.
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August 26, 2011 12:04:49 AM

As he ^^ Said the only real difference is the clock speed.

675 vs 810 MHz Clock
1350 vs 1620 Processor
1800 vs 2000 MHz Memory
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August 26, 2011 12:33:48 AM

The GTX 560 uses G114 vs the GTX 460s G104 chip, which has a slightly different layout and slightly different proportions of cores to ROPs, with the GTX 560 having more cores so it has slightly better performance.
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August 26, 2011 12:45:03 AM

hunter315 said:
The GTX 560 uses G114 vs the GTX 460s G104 chip, which has a slightly different layout and slightly different proportions of cores to ROPs, with the GTX 560 having more cores so it has slightly better performance.

Their cores are actually the same from a quantitative/logical standpoint. See the table on the first page:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-amp...

The big difference is that the 560 is clocked higher(and can be overclocked higher) and uses less power at comparable clocks.
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August 26, 2011 12:54:12 AM

Ah you are correct, i had looked at the specs for the TI version. Though the clock speed difference between the 560 and the 460 is quite significant and does add up to a reasonable performance difference even though their counts are identical.
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August 26, 2011 1:05:35 AM

Yep, the 460's stock core clock was 675, and was easily overclockable to 850. The stock core clock for the 560 is 810, easily overclockable to 950. That's according to Guru3d; they got 4 different models into the mid/high 900s. HardwareCanucks claims to have gotten two different models to 1050MHz! :
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
I can only be sure about the 460s, as I won two of them.
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