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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition
Hitman 3 470% 325%
Cyberpunk 2077 338% 227%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 300% 199%
Resident Evil 8 338% 227%
FIFA 21 121% 65%
Grand Theft Auto VI 516% 360%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 287% 189%
Genshin Impact 338% 227%
Far Cry 6 533% 373%
The Medium 446% 308%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual.

The R7 250 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 250 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 250 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 250. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 7.7 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R7 250. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 250 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 460, and so the R7 250 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 250 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 460, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 460 has superior memory performance.

The GTX 460 has 60.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 250, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 460 is much better than the R7 250.

The Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition has 336. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 250 is 838 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 514. The R7 250 having 324 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 460 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 250 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 460. This means that the R7 250 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 460.

The Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual requires 150 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 400 Watts for the R7 250 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 460. The GTX 460 has been recommended a PSU with 50 Watts more than the R7 250. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 460 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 250.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1050 MHzvs765 MHz
Boost Clock1100 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland XT + KaveriFermi GF104-300-KB-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date28 May 2015vs01 Aug 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs925 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth57.6GB/secvs118.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 4608 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs336
Actual Shader Performance40%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)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs450 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD APU A10-7870K Quad-CorevsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual is a Solution of one Dedicated Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB Edition and one Integrated Radeon R7 7870K Dual put together using AMD's Asymmetric Crossfire Technology.

Architecture & Other Relevant Data
For more information about the Architecture and Other Relevant Data, please refer to the Pages of [Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB Edition]( and [Radeon R7 7870K](

Just like Crossfire, Asymmetric Crossfire can lead to Micro Stuttering.
Furthermore, Performance relies heavily on Driver Support, whereas it can lead to an enormous Performance Boost over each Graphics Card Operating Alone or to a Performance Decrease in which it is best to disable the Asymmetric Crossfire. Overall, Expect Performance Similar to Radeon R7 250X.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We Recommend 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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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