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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition GeForce 8800 Ultra
Cyberpunk 2077 220% 438%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 192% 392%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 183% 376%
FIFA 21 61% 171%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 183% 376%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 358% 671%
Watch Dogs Legion 208% 419%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 203% 410%
Grand Theft Auto VI 350% 657%
Genshin Impact 220% 438%

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 8800 Ultra.

The R7 260X has a 418 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 8800 Ultra. This results in the R7 260X providing 38.1 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 418 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Render Output Units than the GeForce 8800 Ultra. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the R7 260X manages to provide 1.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. 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 GeForce 8800 Ultra, 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 GeForce 8800 Ultra when running the latest games.

The R7 260X has 256 MB more video memory than the GeForce 8800 Ultra, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R7 260X also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 8800 Ultra has 7.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8800 Ultra is marginally better than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8800 Ultra has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 784 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8800 Ultra is 196. The R7 260X having 588 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R7 260X delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 8800 Ultra.

The R7 260X transistor size technology is 62 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8800 Ultra. This means that the R7 260X is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8800 Ultra.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition requires 105 Watts to run and the GeForce 8800 Ultra requires 172 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GeForce 8800 Ultra. The GeForce 8800 Ultra requires 67 Watts more than the R7 260X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 8800 Ultra 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 MHzvs612 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTTesla G80
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 May 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs768 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1080 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs103.7GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs128
Actual Shader Performance38%vs9%
Texture Mapping Units56vs32
Texture Rate57.7 GTexel/svs19.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs24
Pixel Rate16.5 GPixel/svs14.7 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power105 Wattsvs172 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts & 35 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1680x1050

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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

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Cooling Solution

Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 260X v2.
GeForce 8800 Ultra is a high-end GFX and the most powerful GPU of the GeForce 8000 Series, based on the 90nm variant of the first-shader unified architecture.
It's based on the G80 Core (same used on 8800 GTX) and offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 24 ROPs, on a 384-bit memory interface of GDDR3. The central unit runs at 612MHz and the memory clock operates 1080MHz. It will consume no more than 172 Watt.
It can be addressed as a further clocked GeForce 8800 GTX and is known to heat a lot. As the most powerful GPU in 2007, even today's modern demanding games can be played at medium or high settings smoothly. However, DirectX 11 based games aren't supported.
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