GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 260X vs 7950 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

6.5

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7950 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7950  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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AMD Radeon HD 7950

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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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Higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 6,500 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 30% higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 11,820 vs 9,290 More than 25% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,625 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 30% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 115W vs 200W Around 45% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 7950

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AMD Radeon HD 7950

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Much better 3DMark06 score 16,730 vs 1,903 More than 8.8x better 3DMark06 score
Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 31,710 vs 6,931 More than 4.5x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much higher memory bandwidth 240 GB/s vs 104 GB/s More than 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 4,764 vs 3,128 More than 50% better PassMark score
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 84.7 fps vs 40.1 fps More than 2x higher battlefield 3 framerate
Much higher far cry 3 framerate 31.2 fps vs 20.2 fps Around 55% higher far cry 3 framerate
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Better floating-point performance 2,867.2 GFLOPS vs 1,971.2 GFLOPS More than 45% better floating-point performance
Significantly more shading units 1,792 vs 896 Twice as many shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 112 vs 56 Twice as many texture mapping units
Much wider memory bus 384 bit vs 128 bit 3x wider memory bus
Higher texture rate 89.6 GTexel/s vs 61.6 GTexel/s More than 45% higher texture rate
Better cloud gate factor score 20.6 vs 16.87 More than 20% better cloud gate factor score
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
More compute units 28 vs 14 Twice as many compute units
Higher pixel rate 25.6 GPixel/s vs 17.6 GPixel/s More than 45% higher pixel rate
Higher FarCry 3 framerate 60 vs 37 More than 60% higher FarCry 3 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,725 vs 1,681 More than 60% better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 260X vs HD 7950

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
222.35 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7950
382.11 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
43.73 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7950
77.81 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
3,357.58
Radeon HD 7950
3,359.66

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
3,715.1
Radeon HD 7950
3,712.14

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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