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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 1,334 MHz More than 4.8x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 600 MHz Around 85% higher clock speed
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 104 GB/s vs 21.34 GB/s More than 4.8x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 1,971.2 GFLOPS vs 384 GFLOPS Around 5.2x better floating-point performance
Much higher memory clock speed 1,625 MHz vs 667 MHz Around 2.5x higher memory clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher texture rate 61.6 GTexel/s vs 19.2 GTexel/s Around 3.2x higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 17.6 GPixel/s vs 4.8 GPixel/s Around 3.8x higher pixel rate
More shading units 896 vs 320 576 more shading units
More compute units 14 vs 4 10 more compute units
More texture mapping units 56 vs 32 24 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
Front view of Radeon HD 4720

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ATi Radeon HD 4720

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Lower TDP 55W vs 115W 2.1x lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon R7 260X  vs HD 4720 

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

Radeon R7 260X
104 GB/s
Radeon HD 4720
21.34 GB/s

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

Radeon R7 260X
17.6 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 4720
4.8 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R7 260X
61.6 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 4720
19.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R7 260X
1,971.2 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 4720
384 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
HD 4720 
GPU brand AMD ATI
GPU name Bonaire RV730
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 1,100 MHz 600 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 896 320
Texture mapping units 56 32
Render output processors 16 8
Compute units 14 4
Pixel rate 17.6 GPixel/s 4.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 61.6 GTexel/s 19.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,971.2 GFLOPS 384 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R7 260X  vs
HD 4720 
Memory clock speed 1,625 MHz 667 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,500 MHz 1,334 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 104 GB/s 21.34 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 115W 55W

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