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GeForce GTX 1630 vs Radeon R7 260X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1630 comes with a GPU clock speed of 1740 MHz, and the 4096 MB of GDDR6 RAM is set to run at 1500 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also is comprised of 512 Stream Processors, 32 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare that to the Radeon R7 260X, which comes with clock speeds of 1100 MHz on the GPU, and 1625 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 896 SPUs as well as 56 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1630 75 Watts
Radeon R7 260X 115 Watts
Difference: 40 Watts (53%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon R7 260X should in theory perform just a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 1630 overall. (explain)

Radeon R7 260X 104000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 98304 MB/sec
Difference: 5696 (6%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 260X is just a bit (more or less 11%) more effective at AF than the GeForce GTX 1630. (explain)

Radeon R7 260X 61600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 55680 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 5920 (11%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 will be a lot (about 58%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the Radeon R7 260X, and should be able to handle higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 27840 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 260X 17600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 10240 (58%)

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 1630 Radeon R7 260X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2022 October 2013
Code Name TU117 Bonaire XTX
Memory 4096 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1740 MHz 1100 MHz
Memory Speed 1500 GB/s 6500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 115 watts
Bandwidth 98304 MB/sec 104000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 55680 Mtexels/sec 61600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 27840 Mpixels/sec 17600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 896
Texture Mapping Units 32 56
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 28 nm
Transistors 4700 million 2080 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum 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 the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

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

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GeForce GTX 1630

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Radeon R7 260X

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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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