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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v2 Sapphire iCafe Gaming OC 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 217% 227%
Hitman 3 312% 325%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 189% 199%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 180% 189%
FIFA 21 60% 65%
Grand Theft Auto VI 345% 360%
Far Cry 6 358% 373%
Genshin Impact 217% 227%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 354% 369%
Battlefield 6 312% 325%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 Sapphire iCafe Gaming OC 2GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition.

The R7 260X has a 285 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 460. This results in the R7 260X providing 16 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 285 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 7.7 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 R7 260X has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 460, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

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 Sapphire iCafe Gaming OC 2GB 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 800 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 514. The R7 260X having 286 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 Sapphire iCafe Gaming OC 2GB 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 Speed1050 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 Date28 Feb 2015vs01 Aug 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs336
Actual Shader Performance38%vs25%
Texture Mapping Units56vs56
Texture Rate58.8 GTexel/svs42.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate16.8 GPixel/svs24.5 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-

GPU Power Requirements

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

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel 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 Sapphire iCafe Gaming OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 260X v2, created by Sapphire.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1050MHz, instead of 1000MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock

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 reference cooling has dual ball bearing fan to lengthen the fan life time and longer PCB to reduce the average component temperature.

Benchmarks indicate a 2% performance 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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