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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260 MSI 1GB OC Edition GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB
Cyberpunk 2077 230% 250%
Hitman 3 330% 356%
Resident Evil 8 230% 250%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 202% 221%
FIFA 21 67% 77%
Grand Theft Auto VI 365% 393%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 192% 210%
Genshin Impact 230% 250%
Far Cry 6 378% 407%
The Medium 312% 337%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260 MSI 1GB OC Edition are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB.

The R7 260 has a 57 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 650 Ti, but the GTX 650 Ti has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 260. As a result, the GTX 650 Ti exhibits a 13.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 260. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 260 has a 57 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 650 Ti and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 260 providing 0.9 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 260 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 650 Ti, and so the R7 260 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 260 MSI 1GB OC Edition and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R7 260 has 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 650 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the R7 260 is marginally better than the GTX 650 Ti.

Both the Radeon R7 260 MSI 1GB OC Edition and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB have 768 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GTX 650 Ti is 763 and by the R7 260 is 763. Knowing that the shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The Radeon R7 260 MSI 1GB OC Edition requires 95 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the R7 260.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1050 MHzvs993 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire PROKepler GK106-220-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date20 Jan 2014vs01 Oct 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
7.6
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7.2
1920x1080
5.8
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5.6
2560x1440
4.1
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3.9
3840x2160
2.5
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2.5

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth96GB/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%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs768
Actual Shader Performance33%vs37%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs64
Texture Rate50.4 GTexel/svs63.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16.8 GPixel/svs15.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power95 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
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 260 MSI 1GB OC Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class Radeon R7 260.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was increased from 1000MHz to 1050MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance boost and so this card performs identically to GeForce GTX 750.
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
This edition features a new and better cooling system called Cyclone II Thermal Design with Dust Removal technology and an increase in the central clock that went from 928MHz to 993MHz. The Memory clock was left untouched.
The overclocking is relevant and benchmarks indicate there's a 4% boost when compared to the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
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