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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260 GeForce GTX 650 Ti EVGA SSC 1GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 224% 214%
Cyberpunk 2077 345% 331%
Doom Eternal 179% 170%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 100% 94%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 224% 214%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 345% 331%
FIFA 20 73% 67%
Grand Theft Auto VI 395% 379%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 345% 331%
Need For Speed Heat 224% 214%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti EVGA SSC 1GB Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R7 260.

The GTX 650 Ti has a 71 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R7 260. This results in the GTX 650 Ti providing 20.5 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 GTX 650 Ti has a 71 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R7 260 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 650 Ti providing 1.1 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 GTX 650 Ti, 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 GTX 650 Ti.

The Radeon R7 260 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 650 Ti, 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 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 650 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R7 260 is marginally better than the GTX 650 Ti.

Both the Radeon R7 260 and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti EVGA SSC 1GB Edition have 768 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GTX 650 Ti is 823 and by the Radeon R7 260 is 823. Knowing that the shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The Radeon R7 260 requires 95 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti EVGA SSC 1GB Edition requires 110 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 260 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 650 Ti. The GTX 650 Ti requires 15 Watts more than the Radeon R7 260 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 650 Ti to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon R7 260.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1071 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire PROKepler GK106-220-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date17 Dec 2013vs01 Oct 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.7
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1600x900
7.5
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7.4
1920x1080
5.7
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5.8
2560x1440
4
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4
3840x2160
2.4
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2.5

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs86.4GB/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 Units768vs768
Actual Shader Performance31%vs40%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs64
Texture Rate48 GTexel/svs68.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16 GPixel/svs17.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power95 Wattsvs110 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs400 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHzvsIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz
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 650 Ti EVGA SSC 1GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
This edition features a new and a better cooling system and an increase in the central clock that went from 928MHz to 1071MHz. The Memory clock was left untouched.
The overclocking is quite relevant and benchmarks indicate there's a 10% boost when compared to the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
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