GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 260X vs 550 Ti 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

6.3

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R7 260X 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R7 260X  based on its compute performance.

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Front view of Radeon R7 260X

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 effective memory clock speed 6,500 MHz vs 4,104 MHz Around 60% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 3,128 vs 1,926 More than 60% better PassMark score
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 40.1 fps vs 31.4 fps Around 30% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better floating-point performance 1,971.2 GFLOPS vs 691.2 GFLOPS More than 2.8x better floating-point performance
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher texture rate 61.6 GTexel/s vs 28.8 GTexel/s Around 2.2x higher texture rate
Much higher memory clock speed 1,625 MHz vs 1,026 MHz Around 60% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 896 vs 192 704 more shading units
Better fire strike factor score 33.7 vs 17.07 More than 95% better fire strike factor score
Better T-Rex score 3.67 frames/s vs 1.06 frames/s Around 3.5x better T-Rex score
Higher pixel rate 17.6 GPixel/s vs 7.2 GPixel/s Around 2.5x higher pixel rate
More texture mapping units 56 vs 32 24 more texture mapping units
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,681 vs 822 More than 2x better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 15,553 vs 11,820 More than 30% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 9,923 vs 6,931 Around 45% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 48 vs 8.2 More than 5.8x higher battlefield 4 framerate
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 260X vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
222.35 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
44.07 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
43.73 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
16.59 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
804.99 frames/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
547.8 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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