AMD Radeon R7 M260 technical specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R7 M260

Summary

AMD started Radeon R7 M260 sales 11 June 2014 at a recommended price of 799.00 USD. This is a GCN 1.0 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 4096 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 4.02 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon R7 M260's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
1.56
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Topaz
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
11 June 2014
 
Launch price (MSRP)
799.00 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
799.00 USD
 
of 4576.59 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Radeon R7 M260's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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
384
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Compute units
6
 
Core clock speed
940 MHz
 
Boost Clock
980 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,040 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Texture fill rate
22.56
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
721.9 gflops
 

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 desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). 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 size
medium sized
 
Bus support
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory specs

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 type
DDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
32 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)
Shared memory
-
 

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.
FreeSync
+
 
HD3D
+
 
PowerTune
+
 
DualGraphics
+
 
ZeroCore
+
 
Switchable graphics
+
 
PCIe 3.0
+
 
Zero Core
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R7 M260, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
OpenGL
4.3
 
OpenCL
2.0
 
Mantle
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R7 M260. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
4.02
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
38119.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
5603.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
946.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
1067.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
1897.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
5424.50
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
14.20
 
 
Passmark
655
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
1120
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R7 M260. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
78 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon R7 M260 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.02
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
18.30
 
medium / 768p
12.80
 
high / 1080p
4.00
 
ultra / 1080p
3.20
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
29.10
 
medium / 768p
20.60
 
high / 1080p
9.40
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
125.00
 
medium / 768p
25.90
 
high / 1080p
13.70
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
21.50
 
medium / 768p
15.80
 
high / 768p
10.15
 
ultra / 1080p
3.35
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
21.80
 
medium / 768p
13.90
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
54.00
 
medium / 768p
30.70
 
high / 768p
13.50
 
ultra / 1080p
11.80
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
86.70
 
medium / 768p
61.20
 
high / 768p
48.90
 
ultra / 1080p
29.20
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
44.65
 
medium / 768p
33.75
 
high / 768p
23.45
 
ultra / 1080p
16.00
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 M260 from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 740M, which is faster by 1%.

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