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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 213% 227%
Hitman 3 308% 325%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 187% 199%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 177% 189%
FIFA 21 58% 65%
Grand Theft Auto VI 341% 360%
Far Cry 6 354% 373%
Genshin Impact 213% 227%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 349% 369%
Battlefield 6 308% 325%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition.

The R7 260X has a 310 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 460. This results in the R7 260X providing 17.4 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 310 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460, but the GTX 460 has 16 more Render Output Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 7.3 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 over three years more recently than the GTX 460, and so the R7 260X is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 460 when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC 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 460 has 22.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 460 is slightly better than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition has 336. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 819 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 514. The R7 260X having 305 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 460 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 260X transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 460. This means that the R7 260X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 460. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the R7 260X should consume less power than the GTX 460.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition requires 105 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the R7 260X and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 460. The two GPUs have been recommended a PSU with the same amount of wattage. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1075 MHzvs765 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTFermi GF104-300-KB-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date26 Dec 2013vs01 Aug 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
7.8
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7.5
1920x1080
6
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5.8
2560x1440
4.3
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3.8
3840x2160
2.5
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs925 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs118.4GB/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 Units896vs336
Actual Shader Performance39%vs25%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs56
Texture Rate60.2 GTexel/svs42.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate17.2 GPixel/svs24.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power105 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs450 Watts & 38 Amps

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 i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 260X v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 260X v2, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1000MHz to 1075MHz.

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 3% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 260X v2.
GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 460.
The biggest features are increases in the core-clock that went from 675MHz to 765MHz and from 900MHz to 925MHz, respectively.
According to most benchmarks, the performance boost is around 8% when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 460.
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