AMD Radeon R7 260X Versus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Video Card Review

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Test System

Before we look at the numbers, let’s take a brief look at the test system that was used. All testing was done using a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running.

Video Cards & Drivers used for testing:

  • NVIDIA GeForce 341.40
  • AMD Catalyst 13.11 V1

Intel X79/LGA2011 Platform

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Test System Settings

The Intel X79 platform that we used to test the all of the video cards was running the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard with BIOS 0305 that came out on 12/25/2012. The Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866MHz quad channel memory kit was set to 1866MHz with 1.5v and 9-10-9-27 1T memory timings. The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD was run with firmware version 2.25.

 

The Intel X79 Test Platform

 

Component

 

Brand/Model

 

Live Pricing

 

Processor

 

Intel Core i7-3960X

 

Motherboard

ASUS P9X79 Deluxe

 

Memory

16GB Corsair 1866MHz

 

Video Card

 

Various

 

Solid-State Drive

 

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

 

Cooling

 

Intel RTS2011LC

 

Power Supply

Corsair AX1200

 

Operating System

 

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

 

AMD Radeon R7 260X Video Card GPU-Z Information:

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r7-260x-gpuz-idle

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST Video Card GPU-Z Information:

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  • gUEST

    I got the 260x because as of December 2013 it was roughly $40 cheaper at the usual sites (Tiger and NewEgg).`

  • Marten Noot

    so with is better??

    • randomguy

      650ti BOOST is better at this point in time. but when games supporting mantle come out, it may well tip the balance for AMD in those games (only)

  • Chocko

    Might do ok at $110.00 or with a game bundle, HD 7850 a better buy at this point.

  • Tariq Mahmood

    You cannot compare the R7 260x 139$ card with Nvidia GTX 650 Ti boost 200$ …

    FOR BEST GAMING CHECK AMD R9 …not R7 .

    • legitreviews

      The AMD Radeon R7 260X is $139

      The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 TI Boost 1GB is $109 and the 2GB is $139!

      This is a very fair comparison and the reason I did this versus article! Here are the links below for you to look at!

      1GB – http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130914

      2GB – http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130909

      • Tariq Mahmood

        I don’t think the R7 260X will set on 139$ cause AMD 7850 1GB have the same level of GTX 650 Ti 2GB, anyhow on some other sites like Amazon they selling GTX at more than 190$ ….

        AMD have bundle advantage like free games etc .

        • Paul Margettas

          thats how they take your money numbnuts, its all marketing. and seriously, who the fuck buys computer parts, if not anything, from amazons over priced shit? are you in canada? canada computers, tiger direct, ncix, memory express, newegg. America? tiger direct, Frys, newegg etc etc

        • Tariq Mahmood

          Its not about only marketing both companies do refresh their product list by adding some features, and for your kind information 139$ for R7 260X is estimated price …

          no company ever sell or sold things without marketing, and also know one thing that people do buy from Amazon too.

          its not nvidia’s headache to check every seller who is selling at high prices …..

        • Paul Margettas

          i know why they market and that comment came off a little fiery, didn’t mean to. anyway, I’m just saying that AMD is drilling holes into an already sinking ship. nvidia, from the 200 series (as far back as I remember) has been releasing brand new chips. the lower ends and espcially the low end laptop chipsets are rebrands, but still. people want AMD to gain some momentum, but being late for first quarter and then releasing this shit?

      • Tariq Mahmood

        Anandtech reports that the GTX 660 has been given a price cut from $200… Next the GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB has been cut to $129

        http://www.eteknix.com/nvidia-cut-gtx-660-gtx-650-ti-prices-response-amd-launches/

      • http://www.teamkurosaki.com.mx Jorge Yokiro

        Here in my country is more cheaper the R7 260x OC…

  • Guest

    All the hype, for old gpu’s. Nothing to do here.

    • Yo Mamma

      Not everyone can have 1,000 dollar graphics cards. Some of us game for a living.

    • http://www.teamkurosaki.com.mx Jorge Yokiro

      Who do you think you are? Not everybody have a lot of money only for spend to a simple “card”, there is most important things to buy in the life.
      Also, no everyone think to spend for a powerfull components, you must to down to the earth man.

      • Ross Bishop

        He said /old/ GPUs. These /are/ old cards. If they were new low end GPUs, it would be more interesting.

        • Romdude

          I just bought one so yes they are still being sold at best buy and the cheapest I could afford.