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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v3 GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB
Cyberpunk 2077 232% 250%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 204% 221%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 194% 210%
Grand Theft Auto VI 368% 393%
FIFA 21 68% 77%
Genshin Impact 232% 250%
Far Cry 6 381% 407%
Hitman 3 332% 356%
Watch Dogs Legion 221% 238%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 376% 402%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260X v3 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB.

The R7 260X has a 7 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 650 Ti, but the GTX 650 Ti has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the GTX 650 Ti exhibits a 7.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 260X. 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 7 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 0.1 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 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 R7 260X has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 650 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 650 Ti has superior memory performance.

The GTX 650 Ti has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 650 Ti is marginally better than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X v3 has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 762 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 763. The GTX 650 Ti having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 650 Ti delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X v3 requires 85 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 260X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs993 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTKepler GK106-220-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date05 Feb 2015vs01 Oct 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.8
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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

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth80GB/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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs768
Actual Shader Performance37%vs37%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs64
Texture Rate56 GTexel/svs63.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16 GPixel/svs15.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x3112vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power85 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
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4150 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 260X v3 is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
Radeon R7 260X v3 Equips a GPU Codenamed Bonaire XT which is a Second Gen GCN GPU and was previously used on Radeon 7790.
Bonaire XT has 14 Compute Units activated and thus offers 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit is clocked at 1000MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250Hz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB. This would be useful were the Graphics Card suited for 1080p Gaming, which is not the case.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 100W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Radeon R7 260X v3 is the slowest of all Radeon R7 260X Variants and Delivers Performance Below the Older Radeon HD 7790.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 260X v3 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Middle-Class Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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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