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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R7 260X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R7 260X

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 6,500 MHz vs 2,100 MHz More than 3x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 70% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 1,971.2 GFLOPS vs 604.8 GFLOPS More than 3.2x better floating-point performance
More memory 2,048 MB vs 896 MB More than 2.2x more memory
Much higher memory clock speed 1,625 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 55% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 896 vs 216 680 more shading units
Slightly higher texture rate 61.6 GTexel/s vs 46.8 GTexel/s More than 30% higher texture rate
Lower TDP 115W vs 171W Around 35% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

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Much wider memory bus 448 bit vs 128 bit 3.5x wider memory bus
Slightly higher memory bandwidth 117.6 GB/s vs 104 GB/s Around 15% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 28 vs 16 12 more render output processors
More texture mapping units 72 vs 56 16 more texture mapping units

Features Key features of the Radeon R7 260X  vs GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon R7 260X
17.6 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
18.2 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon R7 260X
61.6 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
46.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R7 260X
1,971.2 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon R7 260X  vs
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Bonaire GT200 B3
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 1,100 MHz 650 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Rev. 2 576 MHz 896 MB

raw performance

Shading units 896 216
Texture mapping units 56 72
Render output processors 16 28
Pixel rate 17.6 GPixel/s 18.2 GPixel/s
Texture rate 61.6 GTexel/s 46.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,971.2 GFLOPS 604.8 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R7 260X  vs
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 
Memory clock speed 1,625 MHz 1,050 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,500 MHz 2,100 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 448 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 896 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 104 GB/s 117.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 115W 171W

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