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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X Gigabyte 2GB OC Rev. 2.0 Edition GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 186% 265%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 162% 233%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 153% 223%
Hitman 3 272% 374%
Grand Theft Auto VI 302% 413%
FIFA 21 44% 84%
Far Cry 6 314% 427%
Genshin Impact 186% 265%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 310% 423%
Watch Dogs Legion 176% 252%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260X Gigabyte 2GB OC Rev. 2.0 Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition.

The R7 260X has a 260 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 650 Ti. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the R7 260X manages to provide 7.1 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 260X has a 260 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 650 Ti and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 260X providing 4.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 260X was released over a year more recently than the GTX 650 Ti, and so the R7 260X is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 650 Ti.

The R7 260X has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 650 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R7 260X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R7 260X has 17.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 650 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the R7 260X is slightly better than the GTX 650 Ti.

The Radeon R7 260X Gigabyte 2GB OC Rev. 2.0 Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 905 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 713. The R7 260X having 192 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R7 260X delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 650 Ti.

The Radeon R7 260X Gigabyte 2GB OC Rev. 2.0 Edition requires 115 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the R7 260X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1188 MHzvs928 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTXKepler GK106-220-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date09 Oct 2013vs10 Jan 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
8.2
green tick vs
7
1920x1080
6.2
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5.5
2560x1440
4.5
green tick vs
3.7
3840x2160
2.7
green tick vs
2.4

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1625 MHzvs1350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth104GB/secvs86.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs768
Actual Shader Performance44%vs34%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs64
Texture Rate66.5 GTexel/svs59.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate19 GPixel/svs14.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power115 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 260X Gigabyte 2GB OC Rev. 2.0 Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 260X, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1100MHz to 1188MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
GIGABYTE custom-designed 10 cm cooler: As opposed to the stereotype, GIGABYTE is able to maximize fan size to 10cm with the latest cooling design. With a 10cm fan, the card is virtually silent that its noise level runs much lower.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 4% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 260X.
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class.
This edition has no new features and so it performs exactly like the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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