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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 570 MSI OC Power Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 220% 126%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 192% 107%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 183% 100%
FIFA 21 61% 14%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 183% 100%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 358% 225%
Watch Dogs Legion 208% 118%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 203% 114%
Grand Theft Auto VI 350% 219%
Genshin Impact 220% 126%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 MSI OC Power Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition.

The R7 260X has a 260 MHz higher core clock speed but 4 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 570. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the R7 260X manages to provide 11.5 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 R7 260X has a 260 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 570, but the GTX 570 has 24 more Render Output Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the GTX 570 exhibits a 14.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R7 260X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 260X was released over a year more recently than the GTX 570, and so the R7 260X is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 570.

The GTX 570 has 256 MB more video memory than the R7 260X, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 570 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 570 has 64 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 570 is much better than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 570 MSI OC Power Edition has 480. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 784 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 570 is 739. The R7 260X having 45 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 570 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 260X transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 570. This means that the R7 260X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 570.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition requires 105 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 570 MSI OC Power Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1030 MHzvs770 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTFermi GF110-275-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 Apr 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.9
green tick vs -
1600x900
7.7
vs green tick
9
1920x1080
5.9
vs green tick
7
2560x1440
4.2
vs green tick
5.2
3840x2160
2.5
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs160GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 640 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs480
Actual Shader Performance38%vs36%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs60
Texture Rate57.7 GTexel/svs46.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs40
Pixel Rate16.5 GPixel/svs30.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power105 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 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 i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-880 Quad 3.06GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 260X v2, created by PowerColor.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1000MHz to 1030MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 260X v2.
GeForce GTX 570 MSI OC Power Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 570.
The new features include the Twin Frozr III Thermal Design which is 18C cooler & 7.7 dB quieter and the Propeller Blade technology which generates 20% more airflow, according to MSI and overclocking out of the box in both central unit and memory clock to 770MHz and 1000MHz, respectively.
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
Recommended CPU
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