AMD Radeon R7 M260: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

AMD started Radeon R7 M260 sales 7 January 2014 at a recommended price of $799 . This is a GCN architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 4 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 0.9 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 14.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 1.28% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about Radeon R7 M260: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking993
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money0.04
ArchitectureGCN (2011−2017)
GPU code nameOpal Pro / Mars
Market segmentLaptop
Release date7 January 2014 (10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$799
Current price$430 (0.5x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Radeon R7 M260's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R7 M260's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Compute units6
Core clock speed715 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed980 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors1,550 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Texture fill rate23.52of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance721.9 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

Information on Radeon R7 M260's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizemedium sized
Bus supportPCIe 3.0 x8
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 M260: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeDDR3
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed900 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth14.4 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 M260. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R7 M260. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration-
Enduro-
FreeSync1
HD3D+
PowerTune+
DualGraphics1
TrueAudio-
ZeroCore+
Switchable graphics1

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R7 M260, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectXDirectX® 12
Shader Model6.3
OpenGL4.3of 4.6 (GeForce RTX 4090)
OpenCL2.0
Mantle+

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon R7 M260. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R7 M260 1.28

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

R7 M260 497

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

R7 M260 5425

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

R7 M260 1897

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

R7 M260 1067

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

R7 M260 5603

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

R7 M260 14

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R7 M260 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD13

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 4−5

Full HD
Medium Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9−10
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 0−1
Hitman 3 1−2
Horizon Zero Dawn 1−2
Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8

Full HD
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9−10
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 0−1
Hitman 3 1−2
Horizon Zero Dawn 1−2
Metro Exodus 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 0−1
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3−4
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 9−10
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6

1440p
Ultra Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 2−3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
Hitman 3 1−2
Horizon Zero Dawn 8−9
Red Dead Redemption 2 0−1

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 0−1
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 0−1
Far Cry 5 3−4
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon R7 M260 is GeForce 820M, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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