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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v2 Asus DirectCU II OC 1GB Edition Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 207% 220%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 181% 192%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 172% 183%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 172% 183%
FIFA 21 55% 61%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 150% 160%
Genshin Impact 207% 220%
Grand Theft Auto VI 333% 350%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 341% 358%
Watch Dogs Legion 197% 208%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 Asus DirectCU II OC 1GB Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition.

The R7 260X has a 45 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the R7 260X. This results in the R7 260X providing 2.5 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 45 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 260X and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 260X providing 0.7 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 Asus DirectCU II OC 1GB 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 Radeon R7 260X v2 Asus DirectCU II OC 1GB Edition and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R7 260X has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the R7 260X is marginally better than the R7 260X.

Both the Radeon R7 260X v2 Asus DirectCU II OC 1GB 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 2.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate, 0.7 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, and 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth, so should have a marginally faster performance than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 Asus DirectCU II OC 1GB 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 Speed1075 MHzvs1030 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTGCN 1.1 Bonaire XT
OC Potential Fair 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
7.9
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7.7
1920x1080
6
green tick vs
5.9
2560x1440
4.3
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4.2
3840x2160
2.6
green tick vs
2.5

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1600 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth102.4GB/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 Performance39%vs38%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs56
Texture Rate60.2 GTexel/svs57.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate17.2 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 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.
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
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