NVIDIA GeForce 710M vs AMD Radeon R7 M260

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Games supported 52%
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 900 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 775
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1800
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 44$
Games supported 52%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating919934
Value for money0.020.26
ArchitectureGCN (2011−2017)Fermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameOpal Pro / MarsN14M-GL
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date7 January 2014
(9 years old)
1 April 2013
(9 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$799 no data
Current price$430 (0.5x MSRP)$44
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores38496
Compute units6no data
Core clock speed715 MHz775 MHz
Boost clock speed980 MHz800 MHz
Number of transistors1,550 million915 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)no data15 Watt
Texture fill rate23.5211.50
Floating-point performance721.9 gflops297.6 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R7 M260 and GeForce 710M 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 sizedmedium sized
Bus supportPCIe 3.0 x8PCI Express 2.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectorsNoneNone

Memory

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

Memory typeDDR3DDR3
Maximum RAM amount4 GB2 GB
Standard memory configurationno dataDDR3
Memory bus width128 Bit64 Bit
Memory clock speed900 MHz1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth14400 GB/s14.4 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs
eDP 1.2 signal supportno dataUp to 2560x1600
LVDS signal supportno dataUp to 1920x1200
VGA аnalog display supportno dataUp to 2048x1536
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) supportno dataUp to 2560x1600
HDMIno data+
HDCP content protectionno data+
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMIno data+
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreamingno data+

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration-no data
Enduro-no data
FreeSync1no data
HD3D+no data
PowerTune+no data
DualGraphics1no data
TrueAudio-no data
ZeroCore+no data
Switchable graphics1no data
Blu-Ray 3D Supportno data+
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoderno data+
Optimusno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectXDirectX® 1212 API
Shader Model6.35.1
OpenGL4.34.5
OpenCL2.01.1
Vulkanno data1.1.126
Mantle+no data
CUDAno data+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 1.19
+3.5%
GeForce 710M 1.15
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Passmark

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.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

R7 M260 469
+3.5%
GeForce 710M 453

Radeon R7 M260 outperforms GeForce 710M by 4% in Passmark.

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: 16%

R7 M260 5425
+16.9%
GeForce 710M 4641

Radeon R7 M260 outperforms GeForce 710M by 17% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

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: 16%

R7 M260 1897
+71.4%
GeForce 710M 1107

Radeon R7 M260 outperforms GeForce 710M by 71% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

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: 13%

R7 M260 5603
+5.3%
GeForce 710M 5323

Radeon R7 M260 outperforms GeForce 710M by 5% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R7 M260 947
+30.4%
GeForce 710M 726

Radeon R7 M260 outperforms GeForce 710M by 30% in 3DMark Fire Strike Score.

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

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R7 M260 1067
+38.8%
GeForce 710M 769

Radeon R7 M260 outperforms GeForce 710M by 39% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R7 M260 and GeForce 710M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 78 Mh/s 20 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

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

Full HD14no data

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
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4−5
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey 0−1 0−1
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9−10
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Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
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4−5
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Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4
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3−4
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
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6−7
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey 0−1 0−1
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9−10
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9−10
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Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
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4−5
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Metro Exodus 2−3
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2−3
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Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4
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3−4
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
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6−7
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4
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2−3
−100%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 0−1 0−1
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
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4−5
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3
+50%
2−3
−50%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
+33.3%
3−4
−33.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 1−2
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1−2
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Metro Exodus 3−4
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3−4
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Red Dead Redemption 2 1−2
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6
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Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
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2−3
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
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2−3
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Horizon Zero Dawn 2−3
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2−3
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Red Dead Redemption 2 0−1 0−1
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
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2−3
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Far Cry 5 3−4
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3−4
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Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
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6−7
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Watch Dogs: Legion 1−2
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1−2
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Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 1.19 1.15
Recency 7 January 2014 1 April 2013
Memory bus width 128 64
Pipelines / CUDA cores 384 96
Memory bandwidth 14400 14.4

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon R7 M260
Radeon R7 M260

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NVIDIA GeForce 710M
GeForce 710M

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Radeon R7 M260 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 M260 from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 720M, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of GeForce 710M by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 710M from AMD is Radeon HD 7650M, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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