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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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Significantly higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 608 MHz More than 80% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 6,500 MHz vs 3,348 MHz Around 95% higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 1,971.2 GFLOPS vs 1,089 GFLOPS More than 80% better floating-point performance
Much higher memory clock speed 1,625 MHz vs 837 MHz Around 95% higher memory clock speed
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,280 MB 60% more memory
More shading units 896 vs 448 Twice as many shading units
Significantly lower TDP 115W vs 215W More than 45% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 470 PhysX

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 PhysX

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Higher memory bandwidth 133.9 GB/s vs 104 GB/s Around 30% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly more render output processors 40 vs 16 24 more render output processors
Higher pixel rate 34.02 GPixel/s vs 17.6 GPixel/s Around 95% higher pixel rate
Significantly wider memory bus 320 bit vs 128 bit 2.5x wider memory bus

Features Key features of the Radeon R7 260X  vs GeForce GTX 470 PhysX 

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 470 PhysX
34.02 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R7 260X
61.6 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 470 PhysX
68.04 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R7 260X
1,971.2 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 470 PhysX
1,089 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 470 PhysX 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Bonaire GF100
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 1,100 MHz 608 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 896 448
Texture mapping units 56 56
Render output processors 16 40
Pixel rate 17.6 GPixel/s 34.02 GPixel/s
Texture rate 61.6 GTexel/s 68.04 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,971.2 GFLOPS 1,089 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R7 260X  vs
GeForce GTX 470 PhysX 
Memory clock speed 1,625 MHz 837 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,500 MHz 3,348 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 320 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 1,280 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 104 GB/s 133.9 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 115W 215W

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