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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260 Tesla C2050
Red Dead Redemption 2 224% 320%
Halo: Reach 3% 33%
Cyberpunk 2077 345% 476%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 224% 320%
Doom Eternal 179% 261%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 345% 476%
Grand Theft Auto VI 395% 541%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 100% 159%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 345% 476%
Need For Speed Heat 224% 320%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260 are noticeably better than the Nvidia Tesla C2050.

The Radeon R7 260 was released over three years more recently than the Tesla C2050, 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 Tesla C2050 when running the latest games.

The Tesla C2050 has 1024 MB more video memory than the Radeon R7 260, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Tesla C2050 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Tesla C2050 has 48 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 260, which means that the memory performance of the Tesla C2050 is noticeably better than the Radeon R7 260.

The Radeon R7 260 has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Tesla C2050 has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 260 is 653 and the actual shader performance of the Tesla C2050 is 515. The Radeon R7 260 having 138 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R7 260 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Tesla C2050.

The Radeon R7 260 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Tesla C2050. This means that the Radeon R7 260 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Tesla C2050.

The Radeon R7 260 requires 95 Watts to run and the Tesla C2050 requires 238 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 260 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Tesla C2050. The Tesla C2050 requires 143 Watts more than the Radeon R7 260 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Tesla C2050 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon R7 260.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs575 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire PROFermi GF100
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date17 Dec 2013vs01 May 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs750 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs144GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs448
Actual Shader Performance31%vs25%
Texture Mapping Units48vs-
Texture Rate48 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate16 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power95 Wattsvs238 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

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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.
The NVIDIA Tesla C2050 and C2070 computing processors fuel the transition to parallel computing and bring the performance of a small cluster to the desktop. Based on the next-generation CUDA architecture codenamed “Fermi”, the 20-series family of Tesla GPUs support many “must have” features for technical and enterprise computing including c++ support, Ecc memory for uncompromised accuracy and scalability, and a 7X increase in double precision performance compared Tesla 10-series GPUs. The Tesla c2050 and c2070 GPUs are designed to redefine high performance computing and make supercomputing available to everyone. Compared to the latest quad-core cPUs, Tesla c2050 and c2070 computing Processors deliver equivalent supercomputing performance at 1/10th the cost and 1/20th the power consumption.
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