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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 470
Cyberpunk 2077 220% 197%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 192% 172%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 183% 163%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 183% 163%
FIFA 21 61% 50%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 160% 142%
Genshin Impact 220% 197%
Grand Theft Auto VI 350% 318%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 358% 326%
Watch Dogs Legion 208% 187%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition.

The R7 260X has a 423 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GeForce GTX 470. This results in the R7 260X providing 23.7 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 423 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 470, but the GeForce GTX 470 has 24 more Render Output Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the GeForce GTX 470 exhibits a 7.8 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 GeForce GTX 470, 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 GTX 470 when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 470 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 GeForce GTX 470 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 470 has 37.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 470 is noticeably better than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 470 has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 784 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 470 is 544. The R7 260X having 240 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce GTX 470 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 260X transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 470. This means that the R7 260X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 470.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition requires 105 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 470 requires 215 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 470. The GeForce GTX 470 requires 110 Watts more than the R7 260X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 470 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 MHzvs607 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTFermi GF100-275-A3
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.9
vs green tick
10
1600x900
7.7
vs green tick
7.9
1920x1080
5.9
vs green tick
6.1
2560x1440
4.2
vs green tick
4.4
3840x2160
2.5
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs837 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs133.9GB/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 Units896vs448
Actual Shader Performance38%vs26%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs56
Texture Rate57.7 GTexel/svs34 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs40
Pixel Rate16.5 GPixel/svs24.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power105 Wattsvs215 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs550 Watts & 38 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 i7-930 Quad 2.80GHz
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 470 is a high-end GPU based on the 40nm Fermi architecture.
It's based on the Fermi GF100 Core and offers 480 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 40 ROPs. The central unit runs at 607MHz and the memory clock operates at 837MHz.
Compared to GeForce GTX 480, it delivers considerably worse performance due to the lower SPU count and lower clocked central unit and therefore also lower Shaders speed.
Most modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution. However, some will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
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