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Radeon HD 7770 vs Radeon R7 260X

Intro

The Radeon HD 7770 comes with a GPU clock speed of 1000 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM is set to run at 1125 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 640 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R7 260X, which comes with a clock speed of 1100 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1625 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 896 SPUs, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

(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

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R7 260X should be 44% faster 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 should be quite a bit (approximately 54%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 7770. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R7 260X will be a small bit (more or less 10%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 7770, and should be able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (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: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card 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 in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to 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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