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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v2 MSI OC v2 2GB Edition Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 199% 220%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 173% 192%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 165% 183%
FIFA 21 51% 61%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 165% 183%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 329% 358%
Watch Dogs Legion 188% 208%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 183% 203%
Grand Theft Auto VI 321% 350%
Genshin Impact 199% 220%

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

The R7 260X has a 145 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the R7 260X. This results in the R7 260X providing 8.1 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 260X has a 145 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 260X and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 260X providing 2.3 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

Both the Radeon R7 260X v2 MSI OC v2 2GB Edition and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

The R7 260X 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 260X also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the Radeon R7 260X v2 MSI OC v2 2GB Edition and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition are the same, which means the R7 260X and the R7 260X have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the Radeon R7 260X v2 MSI OC v2 2GB Edition and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition have 896 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the R7 260X has 8.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate and 2.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, but the has GB/sec greater memory bandwidth. Although the GPUs are very similar in performance, the R7 260X takes the edge.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 MSI OC v2 2GB Edition requires 105 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 260X and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1175 MHzvs1030 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTGCN 1.1 Bonaire XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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9.9
1600x900
8
green tick vs
7.7
1920x1080
6.1
green tick vs
5.9
2560x1440
4.4
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4.2
3840x2160
2.6
green tick vs
2.5

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth96GB/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 Units896vs896
Actual Shader Performance43%vs38%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs56
Texture Rate65.8 GTexel/svs57.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate18.8 GPixel/svs16.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power105 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 i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel 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 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.
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
GPU Variants
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