Submit Benchmarks!

Submit SSD Benchmark
Submit GPU Benchmark

Compare any two graphics cards:
VS

GeForce 8600 GTS vs Radeon R7 M260X

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GTS comes with a GPU core clock speed of 675 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM is set to run at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 32 Stream Processors, 16 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Compare that to the Radeon R7 M260X, which has core speeds of 825 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 384 SPUs as well as 24 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

Display Graphs

Hide Graphs

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon R7 M260X should in theory be much superior to the GeForce 8600 GTS in general. (explain)

Radeon R7 M260X 64000 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GTS 32000 MB/sec
Difference: 32000 (100%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 M260X is a lot (approximately 83%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8600 GTS. (explain)

Radeon R7 M260X 19800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GTS 10800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 9000 (83%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R7 M260X should be a lot (more or less 22%) faster with regards to FSAA than the GeForce 8600 GTS, and should be able to handle higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon R7 M260X 6600 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GTS 5400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1200 (22%)

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

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce 8600 GTS

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon R7 M260X

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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

Display Specifications

Hide Specifications

Model GeForce 8600 GTS Radeon R7 M260X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year April 2007 June 2014
Code Name G84 Opal
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 675 MHz 825 MHz
Memory Speed 2000 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 32000 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 10800 Mtexels/sec 19800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 5400 Mpixels/sec 6600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 384
Texture Mapping Units 16 24
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 28 nm
Transistors 289 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x8
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

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

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce 8600 GTS

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon R7 M260X

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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

Be the first to leave a comment!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

WordPress Anti Spam by WP-SpamShield