GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 260 vs R7 250X among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R7 250X 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R7 250X  based on its noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R7 260

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R7 260

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Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 4,500 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Better floating-point performance 1,536 GFLOPS vs 806.4 GFLOPS More than 90% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 48 GTexel/s vs 25.2 GTexel/s More than 90% higher texture rate
Better fire strike factor score 33.04 vs 19.17 More than 70% better fire strike factor score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,150 MHz More than 30% higher memory clock speed
Slightly higher pixel rate 16 GPixel/s vs 8.4 GPixel/s More than 90% higher pixel rate
More texture mapping units 48 vs 24 Twice as many texture mapping units
More compute units 12 vs 6 Twice as many compute units
Front view of Radeon R7 250X

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Lower TDP 65W vs 95W More than 30% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 260 vs 250X

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260
240.4 mHash/s
Radeon R7 250X
151.96 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260
26.19 mPixels/s
Radeon R7 250X
32.22 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260
798.24 frames/s
Radeon R7 250X
638.53 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260
315.58 mInteraction/s
Radeon R7 250X
287.14 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260
4.22 frames/s
Radeon R7 250X
3.12 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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