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GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 vs Radeon R7 360

Intro

The GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 comes with a core clock speed of 576 MHz and a GDDR3 memory speed of 999 MHz. It also features a 448-bit bus, and makes use of a 65 nm design. It is comprised of 216 SPUs, 72 TAUs, and 28 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R7 360, which has core speeds of 1050 MHz on the GPU, and 1625 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 768 SPUs as well as 48 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 360 100 Watts
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 202 Watts
Difference: 102 Watts (102%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 should in theory be just a bit better than the Radeon R7 360 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 111888 MB/sec
Radeon R7 360 104000 MB/sec
Difference: 7888 (8%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 360 is much (about 22%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216. (explain)

Radeon R7 360 50400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 41472 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 8928 (22%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon R7 360 is a better choice, not by a very large margin though. (explain)

Radeon R7 360 16800 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 16128 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 672 (4%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Radeon R7 360
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year September 16, 2008 June 2015
Code Name G200 Tobago
Memory 896 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 576 MHz 1050 MHz
Memory Speed 1998 MHz 6500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 202 watts 100 watts
Bandwidth 111888 MB/sec 104000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 41472 Mtexels/sec 50400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16128 Mpixels/sec 16800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 216 768
Texture Mapping Units 72 48
Render Output Units 28 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 448-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1400 million 2080 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better 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 are applied in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

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Radeon R7 360

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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.

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