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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X MSI 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 465
Cyberpunk 2077 197% 265%
Hitman 3 287% 374%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 172% 233%
The Medium 271% 355%
Resident Evil 8 197% 265%
FIFA 21 50% 84%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 163% 223%
Grand Theft Auto VI 318% 413%
Genshin Impact 197% 265%
Far Cry 6 330% 427%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260X MSI 2GB Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 465.

The R7 260X has a 493 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 465. This results in the R7 260X providing 34.9 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 493 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 465, but the GeForce GTX 465 has 16 more Render Output Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the GeForce GTX 465 exhibits a 1.8 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 GeForce GTX 465, 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 GeForce GTX 465 when running the latest games.

The R7 260X has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 465, 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 1.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 465, which means that the memory performance of the R7 260X is marginally better than the GeForce GTX 465.

The Radeon R7 260X MSI 2GB Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 465 has 352. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 838 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 465 is 427. The R7 260X having 411 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 GeForce GTX 465.

The R7 260X transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 465. This means that the R7 260X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 465.

The Radeon R7 260X MSI 2GB Edition requires 115 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 465 requires 200 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 465. The GeForce GTX 465 requires 85 Watts more than the R7 260X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 465 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 260X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1100 MHzvs607 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTXFermi GF100-030-A3
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 May 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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9.4
1600x900
8
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7.2
1920x1080
6.1
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5.5
2560x1440
4.4
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3.6
3840x2160
2.6
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1625 MHzvs802 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth104GB/secvs102.7GB/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 Units896vs352
Actual Shader Performance40%vs21%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs44
Texture Rate61.6 GTexel/svs26.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate17.6 GPixel/svs19.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power115 Wattsvs200 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs550 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

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.
GeForce GTX 465 is a high-end GPU based on the 40nm Fermi architecture.
It's based on the Fermi GF100 Core (optimized GF104 Core) and offers 352 Shader Processing Units, 42 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 607MHz and the memory clock operates at 802MHz.
Despite feature more Shader Processing Units than GeForce GTX 460, it's lower clocked. Benchmarks indicate that its performance is around 3% better than the standard version and therefore on level with GeForce GTX 460 v2.
Most modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution. However, some will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
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