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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) Radeon R7 M260
Cyberpunk 2077 1723% 1030%
Hitman 3 2271% 1370%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1567% 934%
Resident Evil 8 1723% 1030%
FIFA 21 819% 470%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2465% 1490%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1513% 900%
Genshin Impact 1723% 1030%
The Medium 2174% 1310%
Far Cry 6 2537% 1535%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 M260 are significantly better than the Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell).

The Radeon R7 M260 has a 640 MHz higher core clock speed and 20 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics Mobile. This results in the Radeon R7 M260 providing 21.4 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 Radeon R7 M260 has a 640 MHz higher core clock speed and 6 more Render Output Units than the Graphics Mobile. This results in the Radeon R7 M260 providing 6.9 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 Graphics Mobile was released less than a year after the Radeon R7 M260, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 M260 has 2048 MB video memory, but the Graphics Mobile does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) has 12 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 M260 has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics Mobile is 10 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 M260 is 320. The Radeon R7 M260 having 310 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R7 M260 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics Mobile.

The Graphics Mobile transistor size technology is 6 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon R7 M260. This means that the Graphics Mobile is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon R7 M260.

The HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) requires 4 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 M260 requires 35 Watts. The Radeon R7 M260 requires 31 Watts more than the Graphics Mobile to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon R7 M260 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Graphics Mobile.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs940 MHz
Boost Clock850 MHzvs980 MHz
ArchitectureBroadwellGCN 1.1 Topaz XT
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date30 Mar 2015vs11 Jun 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - vs green tick

GPU Memory

Memory-vs2048 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs16GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs384
Actual Shader Performance0%vs15%
Texture Mapping Units4vs24
Texture Rate1.2 GTexel/svs22.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs8
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs7.5 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power4 Wattsvs35 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) are integrated graphics in the budget Celeron and Pentium Broadwell Mobile processors.
Their performance depends on the processor they are integrated on, as the latter defines the Base and Boost Clock, as well as on the SYSTEM RAM, which defines the operating memory clock, and whether the GPU accesses a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface.
Best case scenario, the Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Broadwell) performs on par with Intel HD 4000 Graphics and so most modern demanding games will not be playable. Less graphically intense games will be playable at lower graphics settings.

Radeon R7 M260 is a middle-class mobile graphics card. It is based on 28nm Topaz XT Core of the GCN 1.1 architecture.

Radeon R7 M260 offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 64-bit of DDR3. While the central unit runs at 940MHz and goes up to 980MHz, in Turbo Mode, the memory clock operates at 1000MHz. It has a rated TDP board of around 35W.

This version is even worse suited for higher resolutions but it is expected to perform better than its 128-bit counterpart at lower resolutions and in certain games. Still, the 128-bit should still be overall slightly faster.
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