GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 265 vs R7 260X among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.1

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R7 260X 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R7 260X  based on its noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R7 265

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R7 265

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 104 GB/s More than 70% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher pixel rate 29.6 GPixel/s vs 17.6 GPixel/s Around 70% higher pixel rate
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Better video composition score 88.08 frames/s vs 63.64 frames/s Around 40% better video composition score
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 37 vs 8.2 More than 4.5x higher battlefield 4 framerate
Better fire strike factor score 39.83 vs 33.7 Around 20% better fire strike factor score
Front view of Radeon R7 260X

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AMD Radeon R7 260X

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Higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,500 MHz vs 5,600 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,625 MHz vs 1,400 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 115W vs 150W Around 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 265 vs 260X

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 265
247.41 mHash/s
Radeon R7 260X
222.35 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 265
52.49 mPixels/s
Radeon R7 260X
43.73 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 265
1,385.67 frames/s
Radeon R7 260X
804.99 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Crysis 3

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Comments

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Assumung the prices are almost identical. Neither one will do 60+ on high performance load games. you could save about 20 bucks with the 260x simply from the power suppply which opens the possibillity of a lower watt PSU with cleaner power going to components. That way ya dont get tem0ted to cjlheap out on a higher watt with dirty power. Thise things can die out or shorten the lifespans of your components. But the 265 has a pretty superior texture rendering capacity which beneficial to a lot of the shooting games and the extra stram processors should help minimize those fps spikes that drop. 9th 128 bit 1GB so crossrifre is Not the smartest investment. I th8nk runn8ng a game like bf4 could be smooth enough on 900p. You might get to use medium sett8ngs with a 265 and medium.and low with a 260. Wouldnt care to use either at 1080p 9n such a game.
sure 265 is better!
R7 265 FTW :D
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