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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260 Radeon HD 6770 XFX 1GB GDDR5 Core Edition
Halo: Reach 3% 42%
Cyberpunk 2077 345% 513%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 100% 175%
Red Dead Redemption 2 224% 346%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 224% 346%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 345% 513%
Doom Eternal 179% 283%
Grand Theft Auto VI 395% 581%
FIFA 20 73% 138%
Need For Speed Heat 224% 346%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 6770 XFX 1GB GDDR5 Core Edition.

The Radeon R7 260 has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 6770. This results in the Radeon R7 260 providing 14 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 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 6770 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon R7 260 providing 2.4 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 Radeon R7 260 was released over a year more recently than the HD 6770, and so the Radeon R7 260 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 6770.

The Radeon R7 260 has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 6770, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon R7 260 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon R7 260 has 19.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 6770, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R7 260 is slightly better than the HD 6770.

The Radeon R7 260 has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6770 XFX 1GB GDDR5 Core Edition has 800. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 260 is 653 and the actual shader performance of the HD 6770 is 340. The Radeon R7 260 having 313 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R7 260 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 6770.

The Radeon R7 260 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 6770. This means that the Radeon R7 260 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 6770.

The Radeon R7 260 requires 95 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 6770 XFX 1GB GDDR5 Core Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 260 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 6770. The HD 6770 has been recommended a PSU with 50 Watts more than the Radeon R7 260. The difference is significant enough that the HD 6770 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon R7 260.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire PROTerascale 2 Juniper XT
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date17 Dec 2013vs01 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.7
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1600x900
7.5
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6
1920x1080
5.7
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4.9
2560x1440
4
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3
3840x2160
2.4
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs800
Actual Shader Performance31%vs16%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs40
Texture Rate48 GTexel/svs34 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16 GPixel/svs13.6 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 Ampsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHzvsIntel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs6 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.
Radeon HD 6770 XFX 1GB GDDR5 Core Edition is a reference Radeon HD 6770 with a new cooling system that delivers exactly the same performance but operates more silently and generates less heat.
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