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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 360 (OEM) 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%
Grand Theft Auto VI 367% 395%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 89% 100%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 320% 345%
Need For Speed Heat 206% 224%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 360 (OEM) are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R7 260.

The R9 360 and the Radeon R7 260 have both the same core clock speed and the same Texture Fill Rate. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R9 360 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 R9 360 was released over a year more recently than the Radeon R7 260, and so the R9 360 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon R7 260.

The Radeon R9 360 (OEM) 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 R9 360 has 8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 260, which means that the memory performance of the R9 360 is marginally better than the Radeon R7 260.

Both the Radeon R9 360 (OEM) and the Radeon R7 260 have 768 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the R9 360 is 685 and by the Radeon R7 260 is 653. Knowing that the shader performance of the R9 360 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The Radeon R9 360 (OEM) requires 85 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 260 requires 95 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the R9 360 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 260. The Radeon R7 260 requires 10 Watts more than the R9 360 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon R7 260 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R9 360.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Tobago PROGCN 1.1 Bonaire PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date07 May 2015vs17 Dec 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1625 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth104GB/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 Units768vs768
Actual Shader Performance33%vs31%
Texture Mapping Units48vs48
Texture Rate48 GTexel/svs48 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16 GPixel/svs16 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections2vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power85 Wattsvs95 Watts
Recommended PSU450 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 i3-4370 3.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 360 (OEM) is an OEM only, Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture.

The GCN 1.1 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture adds new important technologies and is largely oriented for energy efficiency. New technologies such as PowerTune and TrueAudio are the biggest additions as well as DirectX 11.2 support.

It equips a GPU codenamed Tobago PRO which is essentially a cut-down version of the Bonaire XTX GPU previously used on Radeon R7 260X. It offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1000MHz and goes up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1625MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 85W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connectors.

Radeon R9 360 (OEM) is a cut-down power optimized Radeon R7 260X. Therefore, its performance stands somewhere between Radeon R7 260X and the weaker Radeon R7 260.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Strong Dual Core Processor (Intel Core i3 Quad Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon R9 360 (OEM).
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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