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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260 GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 224% 210%
Doom Eternal 179% 166%
Cyberpunk 2077 345% 325%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 224% 210%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 100% 91%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 345% 325%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 345% 325%
Grand Theft Auto VI 395% 373%
Need For Speed Heat 224% 210%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 88% 88%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R7 260.

The Radeon R7 260 has a 235 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 460. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the Radeon R7 260 manages to provide 5.2 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 260 has a 235 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460, but the GTX 460 has 16 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R7 260. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 8.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Radeon R7 260. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R7 260 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 460, and so the Radeon R7 260 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 Radeon R7 260 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 460, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 460 has 22.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 260, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 460 is slightly better than the Radeon R7 260.

The Radeon R7 260 has 768 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition has 336. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 260 is 653 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 514. The Radeon R7 260 having 139 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 460 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R7 260 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 460. This means that the Radeon R7 260 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 460. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon R7 260 should consume less power than the GTX 460.

The Radeon R7 260 requires 95 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 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 260 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 460. The two GPUs have been recommended a PSU with the same amount of wattage. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs765 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire PROFermi GF104-300-KB-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date17 Dec 2013vs01 Aug 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.7
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1600x900
7.5
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7.5
1920x1080
5.7
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5.8
2560x1440
4
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3.8
3840x2160
2.4
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs925 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs118.4GB/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%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs336
Actual Shader Performance31%vs25%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs56
Texture Rate48 GTexel/svs42.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate16 GPixel/svs24.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power95 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs450 Watts & 38 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 i5-3450 3.1GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 260 is a fast-middle-class graphics card based on the Second Revision of the GCN architecture. It packs a Core codenamed Bonaire PRO.
The Bonaire PRO is a cut-down version of the Bonaire XT Core used on Radeon HD 7790. It comes with 14 Compute Units and thus offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 16 ROPs. This, on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. Compared to the Bonaire XT Core, it has support for DirectX 11.2 and has support for AMD's TrueAudio Technology.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is around 10% slower than Radeon HD 7790 and a little over that when taking Radeon R7 260X as a reference.
The card proves to be very inefficient seeing as it has a higher rated TDP board than Radeon HD 7790 and its release price of $109 makes Radeon HD 7850 a better option.
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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