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Radeon HD 7770 vs Radeon R7 260X

Intro

The Radeon HD 7770 has a core clock speed of 1000 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1125 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 640 SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R7 260X, which has a GPU core clock speed of 1100 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1625 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 896 SPUs, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 7770 80 Watts
Radeon R7 260X 115 Watts
Difference: 35 Watts (44%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon R7 260X should be 44% quicker than the Radeon HD 7770 in general, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon R7 260X 104000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 7770 72000 MB/sec
Difference: 32000 (44%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 260X is quite a bit (more or less 54%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon HD 7770. (explain)

Radeon R7 260X 61600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7770 40000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 21600 (54%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon R7 260X is a better choice, though not by far. (explain)

Radeon R7 260X 17600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 7770 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

Radeon HD 7770

Amazon.com

Radeon R7 260X

Amazon.com

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.

Specifications

Model Radeon HD 7770 Radeon R7 260X
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year February 2012 October 2013
Code Name Cape Verde XT Bonaire XTX
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1000 MHz 1100 MHz
Shader Speed N/A MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1125 MHz (4500 MHz effective) 1625 MHz (6500 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 640 896
Texture Mapping Units 40 56
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11.1 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.3
Power (Max TDP) 80 watts 115 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 72000 MB/sec 104000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 40000 Mtexels/sec 61600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16000 Mpixels/sec 17600 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

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

Comments

2 Responses to “Radeon HD 7770 vs Radeon R7 260X”
robert says:
Radeon R7 260X 1gb
Radeon HD 7770 2gb

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Dek says:
^So.....................?

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