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Radeon R7 M260 vs Radeon R7 M360

Intro

The Radeon R7 M260 uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 715 MHz. The DDR3 RAM works at a speed of 1000 MHz on this particular model. It features 384 SPUs as well as 24 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon R7 M360, which features core clock speeds of 1125 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM. It features 384 SPUs along with 24 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

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

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 M360 will be a lot (more or less 57%) faster with regards to AF than the Radeon R7 M260. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R7 M360 will be a lot (about 57%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon R7 M260, and should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (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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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: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster 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 processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. 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 fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably 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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