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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v2 Asus DirectCU II OC 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 770 Leadtek Hurricane III Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 191% 40%
Cyberpunk 2077 300% 93%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 80% 13%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 300% 93%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 191% 40%
Doom Eternal 150% 21%
FIFA 20 55% 25%
Grand Theft Auto VI 345% 115%
Need For Speed Heat 191% 40%
Halo: Reach 7% 55%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 Leadtek Hurricane III Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 Asus DirectCU II OC 1GB Edition.

The R7 260X has a 16 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 75.4 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 16 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 16.7 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 3072 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 121.9 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 Asus DirectCU II OC 1GB Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 770 Leadtek Hurricane III Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 819 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 770 is 1706. The GTX 770 having 887 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 Asus DirectCU II OC 1GB Edition requires 105 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 770 Leadtek Hurricane III 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 Speed1075 MHzvs1059 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1111 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTKepler GK104-425-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs30 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
7.9
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10
1920x1080
6
vs green tick
8.7
2560x1440
4.3
vs green tick
6.3
3840x2160
2.6
vs green tick
4.7

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1600 MHzvs1752 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth102.4GB/secvs224.3GB/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 Performance39%vs82%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs128
Texture Rate60.2 GTexel/svs135.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate17.2 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 Asus DirectCU II OC 1GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's Performance Radeon R7 260X v2, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1000MHz to 1075MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1500MHz to 1600MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
DirectCU II achieves 20% lower temps with twice the dissipation area and 6X greater airflow then reference design.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference Radeon R7 260X v2.
GeForce GTX 770 Leadtek Hurricane III Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 770.
This edition comes with a custom triple 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. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
Note: This card has 2GB and 4GB versions. Both offer the same performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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