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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v2 MSI OC v2 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 183% 39%
Halo: Reach 10% 56%
Cyberpunk 2077 289% 91%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 183% 39%
Doom Eternal 143% 20%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 289% 91%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 89% 95%
Grand Theft Auto VI 333% 112%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 289% 91%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 75% 14%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 MSI OC v2 2GB Edition.

The R7 260X has a 116 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 770, but the GTX 770 has 72 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the GTX 770 exhibits a 69.8 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 116 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 770, but the GTX 770 has 16 more Render Output Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the GTX 770 exhibits a 15.1 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 less than a year after the GTX 770, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 770 has 2048 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 770 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 770 has 128.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 770 is massively better than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 MSI OC v2 2GB Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 895 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 770 is 1706. The GTX 770 having 811 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 770 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 MSI OC v2 2GB Edition requires 105 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition requires 230 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 770. The GTX 770 requires 125 Watts more than the R7 260X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 770 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 260X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1175 MHzvs1059 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1111 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTKepler GK104-425-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs30 Aug 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
8
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
6.1
vs green tick
8.8
2560x1440
4.4
vs green tick
6.4
3840x2160
2.6
vs green tick
4.7

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs224.4GB/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 Units896vs1536
Actual Shader Performance43%vs82%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs128
Texture Rate65.8 GTexel/svs135.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate18.8 GPixel/svs33.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power105 Wattsvs230 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

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

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1175MHz, instead of 1000MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

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
Propeller Blade Technology: 20% more airflow, 50% larger cooling area and Large 10CM fan.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference Radeon R7 260X v2.
GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition is a special edition of GeForce GTX 770.
This edition comes with a custom dual fan cooling solution which by itself should allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 770 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 1046MHz to 1059MHz while its boost clock is now of 1111MHz and its frame buffer was doubled to 4GB, which will prove useless. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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