GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 260X vs 7790


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

battlefield 3 (2013)


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

Passmark, 3DMark 11 Graphics, 3DMark Vantage Graphics and 3DMark06

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

Passmark Direct Compute

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load


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Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

AMD Radeon HD 7790 

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AMD Radeon HD 7790

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R7 260X

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AMD Radeon R7 260X

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Higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% higher clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Better 3DMark06 score 18,730 vs 15,490 More than 20% better 3DMark06 score
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,500 MHz vs 6,000 MHz Around 10% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,625 MHz vs 1,500 MHz Around 10% higher memory clock speed
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Higher battlefield 3 framerate 53.6 fps vs 40.1 fps Around 35% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Lower TDP 85W vs 115W More than 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 260X vs HD 7790

Passmark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

Radeon R7 260X Radeon HD 7790 @

3DMark Vantage Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 10 GPU performance

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3DMark06 Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 9 GPU performance

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Battlefield 3 (2013) 1920x1080 - Ultra quality + FXAA-HIGH

Radeon R7 260X
40.1 fps
Radeon HD 7790
53.6 fps
Especially gaming power draw is impressive.
Radeon HD 7790 | by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2013)

Passmark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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Radeon R7 260X  vs HD 7790 

The card features a custom-design dual-fan cooler and offers factory-overclocked speeds of 1075 MHz core and 6.40 GHz memory for a premium of just $10 over AMD's suggested reference design retail price of $149.
Radeon HD 7790


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With mantle support for Sapphire R7 260X, It's best to choice Sapphire R7 260X.
Its simple, this test is compared with a reference card not an OC, ill like to see it tested with the Gigabyte 1188Mhz core clock not with the standard 1100 or 1050 that cheaper card has.
Then why is the R&260X performing less than 7790?
Its because it just came out. Most new cards have driver issues and don't perform perfectly well at all. Just ask anyone with a 260x and they will tell you that it crashes applications due to beta drivers
how is this possible....the r7 260x is a rebranded 7790. Shouldnt it be slightly better in all areas. I cant believe that the 7790 is that much better
My son is very happy with PowerColor Radeon Turbo Duo HD 7790.My VOTE is 10.
Good catch Winnick, the R7 260X has a memory bandwidth of 104 GB/s - just made this change.
Unless I'm missing something - you've switched the memory bandwidth between the two :-) - the R7 260 has more and faster memory over the same memory bus width?
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