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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 275 SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 220% 126%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 192% 107%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 183% 100%
Watch Dogs Legion 208% 118%
Godfall 419% 267%
FIFA 21 61% 14%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 183% 100%
Grand Theft Auto VI 350% 218%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 358% 224%
Genshin Impact 220% 126%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 SLI are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition.

The R7 260X has a 397 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 275, but the GTX 275 has 104 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the GTX 275 exhibits a 43.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 260X. 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 397 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 275, but the GTX 275 has 40 more Render Output Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the GTX 275 exhibits a 18.9 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 three years more recently than the GTX 275, and so the R7 260X is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 275 when running the latest games.

The GTX 275 has 768 MB more video memory than the R7 260X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 275 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 275 has 158 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 275 is massively better than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 275 SLI has 480. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 784 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 275 is 304. The R7 260X having 480 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 275 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 260X transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 275. This means that the R7 260X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 275.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition requires 105 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 275 SLI requires 430 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 275. The GTX 275 requires 325 Watts more than the R7 260X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 275 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 260X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1030 MHzvs633 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTTesla GT200 B3 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs15 Jan 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.9
green tick vs -
1600x900
7.7
vs green tick
8.9
1920x1080
5.9
vs green tick
7.1
2560x1440
4.2
vs green tick
5.1
3840x2160
2.5
vs green tick
3.6

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1792 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1134 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs896 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs254GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 0 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%vs15%
Technology28nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs160
Texture Rate57.7 GTexel/svs101.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs56
Pixel Rate16.5 GPixel/svs35.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power105 Wattsvs430 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs750 Watts & 40 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz
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.
The SLI solution of GeForce GTX 275.
Benchmarks indicate GeForce GTX 275 SLI surpasses GeForce GTX 295 in up to 10%.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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