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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 166% 235%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 166% 235%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 148% 213%
Cyberpunk 2077 265% 360%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 265% 360%
Borderlands 3 181% 254%
FIFA 20 42% 79%
The Outer Worlds 143% 207%
eFootball PES 2020 81% 129%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 302% 407%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB.

The R7 260X has a 208 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 3.8 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 208 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 3.3 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 Radeon R7 260X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R7 260X has 25.6 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 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 905 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 753. The R7 260X having 152 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 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition requires 115 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X. The GTX 650 Ti requires 35 Watts more than the R7 260X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 650 Ti may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 260X.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1188 MHzvs980 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTXKepler GK106-220-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 Oct 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs768
Actual Shader Performance44%vs36%
Texture Mapping Units56vs64
Texture Rate66.5 GTexel/svs62.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate19 GPixel/svs15.7 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power115 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 30 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

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GPU Mini Review

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

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

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1625MHz to 1750MHz.

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution
DirectCU II achieves 20% lower temps with twice the dissipation area and 6X greater airflow then reference design.

Benchmarks Indicate a 6% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 260X.
GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
This edition features a new and better cooling system called DirectCU II with that utilizes direct contact copper heatpipes so heat is dissipated efficiently, delivering a 20% cooler and vastly quieter performance than reference according to Asus and an increase in the central clock that went from 928MHz to 980MHz. The Memory clock was left untouched.
This edition performs better than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB because it's higher clocked and not because of the extra video memory.
Benchmarks indicate there's a 2.5% boost when compared to the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Consumers will want to get the TOP version for superior performance.
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