Radeon R7 A260 

First seen on April, 2015
  • 900 MHz
  • 1 GB GDDR5

SMX Streaming Multiprocessor - The basic building block of every GPU, the SMX streaming multiprocessor was redesigned from the ground up for high performance and energy efficiency.
by Marcus-Yam (May, 2012)
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Features Key features of the Radeon R7 A260

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

Radeon R7 A260
57.6 GB/s
GeForce GTX 970
224.4 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
112.1 GB/s

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

Radeon R7 A260
7.2 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 970
58.8 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
41.3 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R7 A260
21.6 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 970
109.2 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
62 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R7 A260
691.2 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 970
3,494 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
1,983 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

Radeon R7 A260
384

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Radeon R7 A260
24

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand AMD
GPU name Topaz
Clock speed 900 MHz
Turbo clock speed 980 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 384
Texture mapping units 24
Render output processors 8
Compute units 6
Pixel rate 7.2 GPixel/s
Texture rate 21.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 691.2 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 3,600 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit
Memory 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 57.6 GB/s
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