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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X MSI 2GB OC Edition GeForce GTX 770 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 189% 44%
Hitman 3 276% 87%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 164% 32%
Resident Evil 8 189% 44%
FIFA 21 46% 27%
Grand Theft Auto VI 306% 103%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 155% 27%
Genshin Impact 189% 44%
The Medium 260% 80%
Far Cry 6 318% 108%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon R7 260X MSI 2GB OC Edition.

The R7 260X has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 770, but the GTX 770 has 72 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the GTX 770 exhibits a 81.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 260X. 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 25 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 770, but the GTX 770 has 16 more Render Output Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the GTX 770 exhibits a 18 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R7 260X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 260X was released less than a year after the GTX 770, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 260X MSI 2GB OC Edition and the GeForce GTX 770 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 770 has 120.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 770 is massively better than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X MSI 2GB OC Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 770 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 895 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 770 is 1846. The GTX 770 having 951 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 770 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X MSI 2GB OC Edition requires 115 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 770 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 770. The GTX 770 has been recommended a PSU with 50 Watts more than the R7 260X. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 770 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 260X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1175 MHzvs1150 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1202 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTXKepler GK104-425-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs30 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
8.1
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
6.2
vs green tick
8.8
2560x1440
4.5
vs green tick
6.4
3840x2160
2.6
vs green tick
4.8

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1625 MHzvs1752 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth104GB/secvs224.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs1536
Actual Shader Performance43%vs89%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs128
Texture Rate65.8 GTexel/svs147.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate18.8 GPixel/svs36.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power115 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs550 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 260X MSI OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 260X, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1175MHz, instead of 1000MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
Propeller Blade Technology: 20% more airflow, 50% larger cooling area and Large 10CM fan.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference Radeon R7 260X.
GeForce GTX 770 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 770.
This edition comes with a custom triple fan cooling solution which by itself should allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 770 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 1046MHz to 1150MHz while its boost clock is now of 1202MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this edition performs very slightly better than GeForce GTX 590.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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