ATI Radeon HD 4770 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Comparison of Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260 architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
Dual Link DVIHDTV
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
ATI HD 4770 4.36
GTX 260 5.65 +29.6%
ATI HD 4770 946
GTX 260 1226 +29.6%
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Let's see how good Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 4770
Somewhat newer (28 April 2009 vs 16 June 2008)
Cheaper ($109 vs $449)
More pipelines (640 vs 192)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (80 vs 182 watts)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
29.6% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (448 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (111.9 vs 51.2 GB/s)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
3D Vision Surround
So, HD 4770 or GTX 260?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon HD 4770 and GeForce GTX 260, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.