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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 745 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 220% 414%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 192% 370%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 183% 355%
Watch Dogs Legion 208% 395%
Godfall 419% 734%
FIFA 21 61% 159%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 183% 355%
Grand Theft Auto VI 350% 623%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 358% 636%
Genshin Impact 220% 414%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 745 (OEM).

The GTX 745 has a 3 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 260X, but the R7 260X has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 745. As a result, the R7 260X exhibits a 24.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 745. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 745 has a 3 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 260X, but both GPUs exhibit the same Pixel Fill Rate. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 745 was released less than a year after the R7 260X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 745 has 3072 MB more video memory than the R7 260X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the R7 260X has superior memory performance.

The R7 260X has 67.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 745, which means that the memory performance of the R7 260X is much better than the GTX 745.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 745 (OEM) has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 784 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 745 is 536. The R7 260X having 248 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R7 260X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 745.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition requires 105 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 745 (OEM) requires 55 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 745. The R7 260X requires 50 Watts more than the GTX 745 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R7 260X may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 745.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1030 MHzvs1033 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTMaxwell GM107-300-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs18 Feb 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.9
green tick vs
7.5
1600x900
7.7
green tick vs
5.9
1920x1080
5.9
green tick vs
4.6
2560x1440
4.2
green tick vs
2.9
3840x2160
2.5
green tick vs
1.9

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs384
Actual Shader Performance38%vs26%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs32
Texture Rate57.7 GTexel/svs33.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16.5 GPixel/svs16.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power105 Wattsvs55 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 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 i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1366x768

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.
Overview
GeForce GTX 745 is an OEM only, Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Variant of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The first variant of the Maxwell Architecture succeeds the Kepler Architecture. Despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, it has an extremely large L2 Cache which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM107-300-A2 which has 3 SM activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of DDR3. The central unit runs at 1033MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.2 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 55W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Good Performance at resolutions up to 1920x1080.
However, even at 1920x1080 GeForce GTX 750 is still considerably faster.

System Suggestions
We recommend a considerably strong processor (Intel Core i3 Dual Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 745.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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