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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X MSI 2GB Edition Radeon HD 7770 Sapphire GHz OC Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 182% 260%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 182% 260%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 163% 237%
Cyberpunk 2077 287% 395%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 287% 395%
Borderlands 3 197% 280%
FIFA 20 50% 92%
The Outer Worlds 158% 230%
eFootball PES 2020 92% 146%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 326% 445%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260X MSI 2GB Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 7770 Sapphire GHz OC Edition.

The HD 7770 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 260X, but the R7 260X has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 7770. As a result, the R7 260X exhibits a 15.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 7770. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 7770 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 260X and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 7770 providing 0.8 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 HD 7770, 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 HD 7770.

The R7 260X has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 7770, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R7 260X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R7 260X has 24 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7770, which means that the memory performance of the R7 260X is slightly better than the HD 7770.

The Radeon R7 260X MSI 2GB Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7770 Sapphire GHz OC Edition has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 838 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7770 is 626. The R7 260X having 212 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R7 260X delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 7770.

The Radeon R7 260X MSI 2GB Edition requires 115 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 7770 Sapphire GHz OC Edition requires 80 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 7770. The R7 260X requires 35 Watts more than the HD 7770 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R7 260X may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 7770.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1100 MHzvs1150 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTXGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XT
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs16 Feb 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
8
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7.1
1920x1080
6.1
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5.4
2560x1440
4.4
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3.8
3840x2160
2.6
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2.4

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1625 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth104GB/secvs80GB/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 Units896vs640
Actual Shader Performance40%vs30%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs40
Texture Rate61.6 GTexel/svs46 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate17.6 GPixel/svs18.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power115 Wattsvs80 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs450 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-3240 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

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

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
Propeller Blade Technology: 20% more airflow, 50% larger cooling area and Large 10CM fan.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate no performance over the reference Radeon R7 260X.
Radeon HD 7770 Sapphire GHz OC Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class Radeon HD 7770. See the standard version for more information about it.
The differences include increased memory and core clocks, from 1125MHz to 1250MHz and from 1000MHz to 1150MHz, respectively. A new quiet and efficient cooling system is also available.
Benchmarks indicate a 9,5% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7770.
Benchmarks indicate that the most demanding games (e.g. Metro 2033) will run at the highest settings but not at extreme resolutions (due to the limited memory size).
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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