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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R7 A360

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R7 A360

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Higher clock speed 725 MHz vs 518 MHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 260

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 260

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Higher memory bandwidth 112.9 GB/s vs 28.8 GB/s Around 4x higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 28 vs 8 20 more render output processors
More texture mapping units 64 vs 24 40 more texture mapping units
Slightly higher pixel rate 14.5 GPixel/s vs 5.8 GPixel/s 2.5x higher pixel rate
Wider memory bus 448 bit vs 128 bit 3.5x wider memory bus
Slightly higher memory clock speed 1,008 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon R7 A360  vs GeForce GTX 260 

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

Radeon R7 A360
28.8 GB/s
GeForce GTX 260
112.9 GB/s

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

Radeon R7 A360
5.8 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 260
14.5 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R7 A360
17.4 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 260
33.15 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R7 A360
556.8 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 260
414.7 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 A360  vs
GeForce GTX 260 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Opal GT200B
Clock speed 725 MHz 518 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 576 MHz 896 MB

raw performance

Shading units 384 192
Texture mapping units 24 64
Render output processors 8 28
Pixel rate 5.8 GPixel/s 14.5 GPixel/s
Texture rate 17.4 GTexel/s 33.15 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 556.8 GFLOPS 414.7 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R7 A360  vs
GeForce GTX 260 
Memory clock speed 900 MHz 1,008 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz 2,016 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 448 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 1,792 MB
Memory type DDR3 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 28.8 GB/s 112.9 GB/s

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