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Radeon R7 260X vs Radeon R9 M290X

Intro

The Radeon R7 260X has a GPU core clock speed of 1100 MHz, and the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1625 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 896 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon R9 M290X, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 850 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a frequency of 1200 MHz on this specific model. It features 1280 SPUs along with 80 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 M290X 100 Watts
Radeon R7 260X 115 Watts
Difference: 15 Watts (15%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon R9 M290X should in theory perform a lot faster than the Radeon R7 260X overall. (explain)

Radeon R9 M290X 153600 MB/sec
Radeon R7 260X 104000 MB/sec
Difference: 49600 (48%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M290X should be a bit (about 10%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon R7 260X. (explain)

Radeon R9 M290X 68000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 260X 61600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 6400 (10%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R9 M290X is quite a bit (approximately 55%) more effective at AA than the Radeon R7 260X, and will be able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon R9 M290X 27200 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 260X 17600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 9600 (55%)

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 R7 260X

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Radeon R9 M290X

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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.

Specifications

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Model Radeon R7 260X Radeon R9 M290X
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year October 2013 May 1 2014
Code Name Bonaire XTX Neptune XT
Memory 2048 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1100 MHz 850 MHz
Memory Speed 6500 MHz 4800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 115 watts 100 watts
Bandwidth 104000 MB/sec 153600 MB/sec
Texel Rate 61600 Mtexels/sec 68000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 17600 Mpixels/sec 27200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 896 1280
Texture Mapping Units 56 80
Render Output Units 16 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 2080 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.2 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock 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 applied in one second.

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

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Radeon R7 260X

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Radeon R9 M290X

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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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