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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v2 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 220% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 195% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 229% 29%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 363% 0%
Genshin Impact 223% 30%
eFootball PES 2021 63% 65%
FIFA 21 63% 65%
Watch Dogs Legion 211% 33%
Death Stranding 223% 30%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 186% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are massively better than the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition.

The GTX 980 has a 126 MHz higher core clock speed and 200 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 260X. This results in the GTX 980 providing 232.3 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 GTX 980 has a 126 MHz higher core clock speed and 112 more Render Output Units than the R7 260X. This results in the GTX 980 providing 128.1 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 GTX 980 was released less than a year after the R7 260X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 980 has 6144 MB more video memory than the R7 260X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 352.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 762 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 5962 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition requires 105 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 245 Watts more than the R7 260X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 260X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1216 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTMaxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.9
green tick vs -
1600x900
7.7
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
5.9
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
4.2
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
2.5
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs4096
Actual Shader Performance37%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs256
Texture Rate56 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs128
Pixel Rate16 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power105 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
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 i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 260X v2 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 260X v2, created by HIS.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 2GB.
However, because the Graphics Card itself is not Powerful enough to work under circumstances in which 2GB are needed, such as 1080p, it is mostly a gimmick.

Cooling Solution
The card is equipped with iCooler, making it extremely quiet and noise level is less than 28dB.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 260X v2.
Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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