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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 360 v2 Sapphire Nitro 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%
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 R7 360 v2 Sapphire Nitro 2GB Edition are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R7 260.

The R7 360 has a 60 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Radeon R7 260. This results in the R7 360 providing 2.9 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 360 has a 60 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R7 260 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 360 providing 1 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 Radeon R7 260, 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 Radeon R7 260.

The Radeon R7 360 v2 Sapphire Nitro 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 R7 360 has 8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 260, which means that the memory performance of the R7 360 is marginally better than the Radeon R7 260.

Both the Radeon R7 360 v2 Sapphire Nitro 2GB Edition 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 R7 360 is 692 and by the Radeon R7 260 is 653. Knowing that the shader performance of the R7 360 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The Radeon R7 360 v2 Sapphire Nitro 2GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 260 requires 95 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 360 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 260. The R7 360 requires 55 Watts more than the Radeon R7 260 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R7 360 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon R7 260.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1060 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Tobago PROGCN 1.1 Bonaire PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs17 Dec 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.9
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9.7
1600x900
7.7
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7.5
1920x1080
5.9
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5.7
2560x1440
4.2
green tick vs
4
3840x2160
2.5
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2.4

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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs768
Actual Shader Performance33%vs31%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs48
Texture Rate50.9 GTexel/svs48 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate17 GPixel/svs16 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs95 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs450 Watts & 30 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 i5-3450 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

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

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1060MHz, instead of 1050MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Reference AMD Cooling Solution with new Design.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 360 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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Possible GPU Upgrades
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