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Radeon R7 M260 vs Radeon R7 M360

Intro

The Radeon R7 M260 has a clock frequency of 715 MHz and a DDR3 memory frequency of 1000 MHz. It also makes use of a 64-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 384 SPUs, 24 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R7 M360, which makes use of a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 1125 MHz. The DDR3 RAM runs at a frequency of 1000 MHz on this model. It features 384 SPUs as well as 24 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have the exact same bandwidth, so theoretically they should perform exactly the same. (explain)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 M360 is much (about 57%) more effective at AF than the Radeon R7 M260. (explain)

Radeon R7 M360 27000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 M260 17160 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 9840 (57%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon R7 M360 is superior to the Radeon R7 M260, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon R7 M360 9000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 M260 5720 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3280 (57%)

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 M260

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Radeon R7 M360

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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 M260 Radeon R7 M360
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year June 2014 2015
Code Name Opal/Topaz Oland
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 715 MHz 1125 MHz
Memory Speed 2000 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) (Unknown) watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 16000 MB/sec 16000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 17160 Mtexels/sec 27000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 5720 Mpixels/sec 9000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 384 384
Texture Mapping Units 24 24
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type DDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 64-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.2 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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Radeon R7 M260

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Radeon R7 M360

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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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