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Radeon HD 7790 vs Radeon R7 260X

Intro

The Radeon HD 7790 makes use of a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 1000 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a speed of 1500 MHz on this particular model. It features 896 SPUs as well as 56 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R7 260X, which comes with GPU core speed of 1100 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory set to run at 1625 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 896 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

Radeon R7 260X 4381 points
Radeon HD 7790 4330 points
Difference: 51 (1%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 7790 85 Watts
Radeon R7 260X 115 Watts
Difference: 30 Watts (35%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon R7 260X should in theory be just a bit superior to the Radeon HD 7790 in general. (explain)

Radeon R7 260X 104000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 7790 96000 MB/sec
Difference: 8000 (8%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 260X should be just a bit (about 10%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 7790. (explain)

Radeon R7 260X 61600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7790 56000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 5600 (10%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R7 260X is a better choice, not by a very large margin though. (explain)

Radeon R7 260X 17600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 7790 16000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1600 (10%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Radeon HD 7790

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Radeon R7 260X

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Specifications

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Model Radeon HD 7790 Radeon R7 260X
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year March 2013 October 2013
Code Name Bonaire XT Bonaire XTX
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1000 MHz 1100 MHz
Memory Speed 6000 MHz 6500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 85 watts 115 watts
Bandwidth 96000 MB/sec 104000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 56000 Mtexels/sec 61600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16000 Mpixels/sec 17600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 896 896
Texture Mapping Units 56 56
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 2080 million 2080 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.1 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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Radeon HD 7790

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Radeon R7 260X

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Comments

2 Responses to “Radeon HD 7790 vs Radeon R7 260X”
Blair says:

Two very good budget gaming cards! However, I must say the 650 Ti was smoother and that made up for the lesser performance. But the Bonaire GPU could OC a little better! But I was able to OC my 650 Ti pretty good! But with cards like these you really never notice. Honestly it was down to whatever price you could get them at.

Acin says:

You can force flash 260x bios on your 7790. Thus giving a little more kick and enabling a few extra features. Google is your friend

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