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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v2 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition Radeon R7 260
Red Dead Redemption 2 206% 224%
Halo: Reach 3% 3%
Cyberpunk 2077 320% 345%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 206% 224%
Doom Eternal 163% 179%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 320% 345%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 88% 88%
Grand Theft Auto VI 367% 395%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 320% 345%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 89% 100%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R7 260.

The R7 260X and the Radeon R7 260 have the same core clock speed of 1000 MHz, but the R7 260X has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R7 260. As a result, the R7 260X exhibits a 8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon R7 260. 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 and the Radeon R7 260 have both the same core clock speed and 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 Radeon R7 260 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 Radeon R7 260X v2 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition and the Radeon R7 260 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the Radeon R7 260X v2 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition and the Radeon R7 260 are the same, which means the R7 260X and the Radeon R7 260 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 260 has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 762 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 260 is 653. The R7 260X having 109 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R7 260X delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R7 260.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition requires 105 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 260 requires 95 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 260. The R7 260X requires 10 Watts more than the Radeon R7 260 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the R7 260X to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon R7 260.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTGCN 1.1 Bonaire PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs17 Dec 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs96GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs768
Actual Shader Performance37%vs31%
Texture Mapping Units56vs48
Texture Rate56 GTexel/svs48 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16 GPixel/svs16 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power105 Wattsvs95 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs450 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 260X v2 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 260X v2, created by HIS.

Overclock: Central Unit

Overclock: Memory Clock

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 2GB.
However, because the Graphics Card itself is not Powerful enough to work under circumstances in which 2GB are needed, such as 1080p, it is mostly a gimmick.

Cooling Solution
The card is equipped with iCooler, making it extremely quiet and noise level is less than 28dB.

Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 260X v2.
Radeon R7 260 is a fast-middle-class graphics card based on the Second Revision of the GCN architecture. It packs a Core codenamed Bonaire PRO.
The Bonaire PRO is a cut-down version of the Bonaire XT Core used on Radeon HD 7790. It comes with 14 Compute Units and thus offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 16 ROPs. This, on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. Compared to the Bonaire XT Core, it has support for DirectX 11.2 and has support for AMD's TrueAudio Technology.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is around 10% slower than Radeon HD 7790 and a little over that when taking Radeon R7 260X as a reference.
The card proves to be very inefficient seeing as it has a higher rated TDP board than Radeon HD 7790 and its release price of $109 makes Radeon HD 7850 a better option.
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