GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 260X vs 650 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

6.8

Overall Score

Winner
Colorful GeForce GTX 650 

GPUBoss recommends the Colorful GeForce GTX 650  based on its benchmarks and noise and power.

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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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Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 11,820 vs 2,870 More than 4x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better PassMark score 3,128 vs 1,831 More than 70% better PassMark score
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,500 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 30% higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 40.1 fps vs 34 fps Around 20% higher battlefield 3 framerate
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Better floating-point performance 1,971.2 GFLOPS vs 812.5 GFLOPS Around 2.5x better floating-point performance
Higher memory bandwidth 104 GB/s vs 80 GB/s 30% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 61.6 GTexel/s vs 33.9 GTexel/s More than 80% higher texture rate
Better face detection score 43.62 mPixels/s vs 12.49 mPixels/s Around 3.5x better face detection score
Better fire strike factor score 33.7 vs 17.21 More than 95% better fire strike factor score
More shading units 896 vs 384 512 more shading units
Slightly higher pixel rate 17.6 GPixel/s vs 8.46 GPixel/s More than 2x higher pixel rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,625 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 30% higher memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 56 vs 32 24 more texture mapping units
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,681 vs 813 More than 2x better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GTX 650

Reasons to consider the
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Much better 3DMark06 score 13,180 vs 1,903 Around 7x better 3DMark06 score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 11,600 vs 6,931 More than 65% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 32.5 vs 13.5 Around 2.5x higher bioshock infinite framerate
Lower TDP 65W vs 115W Around 45% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 260X vs GeForce GTX 650

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
225.27 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 650
23.43 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
43.62 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 650
12.49 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
3,359.04
GeForce GTX 650
3,344.45

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
3,690.84
GeForce GTX 650
2,950.81

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

FarCry 3

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R7 260X  vs GeForce GTX 650 

7.8
8.6
Gaming noise is much improved too, which should result in a really quiet gaming experience.
GeForce GTX 650

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