As I mention previously the R7 260X is basically last year’s HD 7790 with the same Bonaire GPU and 2GBs of memory. What does set it apart is the GPU clock speed though. The R7 260X reference card has a clock speed of 1100GHz while the HD 7790 reference clock speed was 1000MHz. Most HD 7790s on the market came with a slight overclock so the reference 260X clock speed is a little less impressive, so Sapphire bumped up the clock speed on this card to a healthy 1150GHz. In our synthetic benchmark suite this translated to a slight bump up over the HD 7790’s as well as the GTX 650 Ti. The performance difference between the 260X to the 270X is still really big, but less than there was with the HD 7790s. We can see that AMD fixed the driver issues causing the low scores in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme as well, so that is a big plus!