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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 360 v2 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 196% 220%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 171% 192%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 162% 183%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 162% 183%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 141% 160%
FIFA 21 49% 61%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 325% 358%
Watch Dogs Legion 186% 208%
Genshin Impact 196% 220%
Grand Theft Auto VI 317% 350%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 360 v2 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition.

The R7 360 has a 170 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 260X, but the R7 260X has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 360. As a result, the R7 260X exhibits a 0.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 360. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 360 has a 170 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 260X and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 360 providing 2.7 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 360 was released over a year more recently than the R7 260X, and so the R7 360 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the R7 260X.

The R7 360 has 1024 MB more video memory than the R7 260X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R7 360 also has superior memory performance overall.

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

The Radeon R7 360 v2 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition has 896. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 360 is 783 and the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 784. The R7 260X having 1 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the R7 360 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R7 360 v2 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition requires 105 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 360 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X. The R7 360 requires 45 Watts more than the R7 260X to run. The difference is significant enough that the R7 360 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 260X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1200 MHzvs1030 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Tobago PROGCN 1.1 Bonaire XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs
9.9
1600x900
8.1
green tick vs
7.7
1920x1080
6.1
green tick vs
5.9
2560x1440
4.4
green tick vs
4.2
3840x2160
2.6
green tick vs
2.5

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs896
Actual Shader Performance38%vs38%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs56
Texture Rate57.6 GTexel/svs57.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate19.2 GPixel/svs16.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs105 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4370 3.8GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 360 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 360 v2, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1200MHz, instead of 1050MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
GIGABYTE custom-designed 90 mm cooler: GIGABYTE custom-designed 90 mm cooler, with air flow optimized cover and aluminum base. The cooler can dissipate heat effectively from the GPU while keeping the fan at lower speed and noise.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 9% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 360 v2.
Overview
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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