GeForce GTX 960 vs Radeon R7 260X

GeForce GTX 960
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Jan 2015
GeForce GTX 960
Radeon R7 260X
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Oct 2013
Radeon R7 260X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 960
    165%
  • Radeon R7 260X
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 960
    196%
  • Radeon R7 260X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 960

96% higher gaming performance.
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

Reasons to consider Radeon R7 260X

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

GeForce GTX 960

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 960

The GeForce GTX 960 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (3 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 960 Radeon R7 260X
GPU Name GM206 (GM206-300-A1) vs Bonaire (Bonaire XTX)
Fab Process 28 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 228 mm² vs 160 mm²
Transistors 2,940 million vs 2,080 million
Shaders 1024 vs 896
Compute Units 8 vs 14
Core clock 1127 MHz vs 1100 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 16
TMUs 64 vs 56

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 960 Radeon R7 260X
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 128 bit vs 128 bit
Memory Speed 1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
vs 1625 MHz
6500 MHz effective
Memory Size 2048 Mb vs 2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 960 Radeon R7 260X
TDP 120 watts vs 115 watts
Release Date 22 Jan 2015 vs 8 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 960
    36.10 GP/s
  • Radeon R7 260X
    17.60 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 960
    72.10 GT/s
  • Radeon R7 260X
    61.60 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 960
    112.20 GB/s
  • Radeon R7 260X
    104.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 960
    2308.10 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R7 260X
    1971.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 960
    10380
  • Radeon R7 260X
    6260

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra, 4x MSAA, 16x AF, HBAO

  • GeForce GTX 960
    25
  • Radeon R7 260X
    11

FPS (higher is better)

Bioshock Infinite

DX11, Ultra, DDOD, FXAA

  • GeForce GTX 960
    47
  • Radeon R7 260X
    22

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman Absolution

DX11, High Quality, 2x MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 960
    34
  • Radeon R7 260X
    23

FPS (higher is better)