AMD Radeon R7 M260X vs RX Vega 3

AMD Radeon R7 M260X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

General info

Comparison of Radeon R7 M260X and Radeon RX Vega 3 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Vega
Code name
Opal
 
Vega Raven Ridge
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
6 December 2015
 
7 January 2018

Technical specs

Radeon R7 M260X and Radeon RX Vega 3'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 M260X and Radeon RX Vega 3's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
192
Compute units
6
 
no data
Core clock speed
715 MHz
 
no data
Boost Clock
715 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Transistor count
950 million
 
no data
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Texture fill rate
17.16
 
no data
Floating-point performance
549.1 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R7 M260X and Radeon RX Vega 3 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 size
medium sized
 
no data
Bus support
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
no data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 M260X and Radeon RX Vega 3: 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
GDDR5
 
no data
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
no data
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
no data
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
no data
Memory bandwidth
64 GB/s
 
no data
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 M260X and Radeon RX Vega 3.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
no data

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R7 M260X and Radeon RX Vega 3. 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
+
 
no data
Zero Core
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R7 M260X and Radeon RX Vega 3, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
DirectX 12_1
OpenGL
4.3
 
no data
OpenCL
2.0
 
no data
Mantle
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R7 M260X and Radeon RX Vega 3. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R7 M260X 0.82
RX Vega 3 0.84 +2.4%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

R7 M260X 98071 +19.1%
RX Vega 3 82314

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R7 M260X 9034 +5.8%
RX Vega 3 8536

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R7 M260X 1336 +26.9%
RX Vega 3 1053

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R7 M260X 1396 +20.1%
RX Vega 3 1162

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R7 M260X 1903 +19.7%
RX Vega 3 1590

3DMark Vantage Performance

R7 M260X 7640 +40.4%
RX Vega 3 5441

Passmark

R7 M260X 1115
RX Vega 3 1149 +3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R7 M260X and Radeon RX Vega 3 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 M260X

More pipelines (384 vs 192)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
PCIe 3.0
Zero Core
AMD PowerTune technology
FreeSync
HD3DMenu
PowerTuneMenu
DualGraphics
ZeroCoreMenu
SwitchableGraphics
MantleMenu

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

2.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 January 2018 vs 6 December 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

So, R7 M260X or RX Vega 3?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R7 M260X and AMD Radeon RX Vega 3. The differences in performance seem too small.
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