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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 265 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition Crossfire GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 34% 65%
Halo: Reach 58% 48%
Cyberpunk 2077 84% 126%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 34% 65%
Doom Eternal 15% 42%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 84% 126%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 95% 94%
Grand Theft Auto VI 104% 152%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 84% 126%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 18% 2%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 265 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition Crossfire are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition.

The GTX 670 has a 15 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 265, but the R7 265 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 670. As a result, the R7 265 exhibits a 12.7 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 670. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 670 has a 15 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 265, but the R7 265 has 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 670. As a result, the R7 265 exhibits a 28.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 670. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 265 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 670, and so the R7 265 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 670.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The R7 265 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 670, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R7 265 also has superior memory performance overall.

The R7 265 has 166.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 670, which means that the memory performance of the R7 265 is massively better than the GTX 670.

The Radeon R7 265 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition Crossfire has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition has 1344. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 265 is 1231 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 1317. The GTX 670 having 86 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the R7 265 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R7 265 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition Crossfire requires 300 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition requires 170 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the R7 265 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 670. The R7 265 requires 130 Watts more than the GTX 670 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R7 265 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 670.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed900 MHzvs915 MHz
Boost Clock925 MHzvs980 MHz
ArchitecturePitcairn PROKepler GK104-325-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date13 Feb 2014vs01 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1920x1080
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2560x1440 - vs green tick
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3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.3

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1400 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth358.4GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache - 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 Units2048vs1344
Actual Shader Performance59%vs63%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs112
Texture Rate115.2 GTexel/svs102.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate57.6 GPixel/svs29.3 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power300 Wattsvs170 Watts
Recommended PSU650 Watts & 24 Ampsvs500 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.2vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 265 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R7 265 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition put together using AMD's Crossfire technology.GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition is a renamed GeForce GTX 670 with no new features - not even a new cooling system. Its performance is exactly like the reference card.
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