AMD Radeon R7 M260: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R7 M260
Radeon R7 M260
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 715
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2014
Performance 1.66

Summary

AMD started Radeon R7 M260 sales 7 January 2014 at a recommended price of $799. This is GCN architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 4 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 1000 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 32 GB/s.

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

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

1.66%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R7 M260's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating890
Value for money0.04
ArchitectureGCN
GPU code nameOpal Pro / Mars
Market segmentLaptop
Release date7 January 2014 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$799
Price now$430 (0.5x MSRP)of 12999 (Quadro GV100)
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Technical specs

Radeon R7 M260's general performance parameters 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 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Compute units6
Core clock speed715 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed980 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors1,550 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Texture fill rate23.52of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance721.9 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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 don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeDDR3
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth32 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

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 GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL2.0
Mantle+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R7 M260. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 1.66
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0
  • Passmark

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.

R7 M260 5603
R7 M260 947

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 seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

R7 M260 1067

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.

R7 M260 1897

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.

R7 M260 5425

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.

R7 M260 14

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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.

R7 M260 442

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R7 M260. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 78 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

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.

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

1080p14

1920x1080
High Preset

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3

Relative perfomance

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


NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon R7 M260's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce 710M, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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