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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 295 EVGA CO-OP Hydro Copper 1792MB Edition Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 134% 220%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 114% 192%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 107% 183%
FIFA 21 18% 61%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 107% 183%
Watch Dogs Legion 126% 208%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 235% 358%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 122% 203%
Grand Theft Auto VI 229% 350%
Genshin Impact 134% 220%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 EVGA CO-OP Hydro Copper 1792MB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition.

The R7 260X has a 430 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 295, but the GTX 295 has 104 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the GTX 295 exhibits a 38.3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 260X. 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 430 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 295, but the GTX 295 has 40 more Render Output Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the GTX 295 exhibits a 17.1 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 GTX 295, 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 GTX 295 when running the latest games.

The GTX 295 has 768 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 GTX 295 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 295 has 139.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 295 is massively better than the R7 260X.

The GeForce GTX 295 EVGA CO-OP Hydro Copper 1792MB Edition has 480 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition has 896. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 295 is 662 and the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 784. The R7 260X having 122 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 295 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 260X transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 295. This means that the R7 260X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 295.

The GeForce GTX 295 EVGA CO-OP Hydro Copper 1792MB Edition requires 289 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition requires 105 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 680 Watts for the GTX 295 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X. The GTX 295 requires 184 Watts more than the R7 260X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 295 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 260X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs1030 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G200-400-B3 (x2)GCN 1.1 Bonaire XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date15 Jun 2009vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs
9.9
1600x900
8.7
green tick vs
7.7
1920x1080
6.9
green tick vs
5.9
2560x1440
5.2
green tick vs
4.2
3840x2160
3.7
green tick vs
2.5

GPU Memory

Memory1792 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1053 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus896 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth235.9GB/secvs96GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB 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 Units480vs896
Actual Shader Performance32%vs38%
Technology55nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs56
Texture Rate96 GTexel/svs57.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units56vs16
Pixel Rate33.6 GPixel/svs16.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power289 Wattsvs105 Watts
Recommended PSU680 Watts & 46 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.0vs12.0
Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-960 Quad 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 295 EVGA CO-OP Hydro Copper 1792MB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Enthusiast GeForce GTX 295, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central unit is now clocked at 600MHz, instead of 576MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1053MHz, instead of 999MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
EVGA Hydro Cooling Solution.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the reference GeForce GTX 295.
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
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