Radeon R7 260X 

Released October, 2013
  • 1.1 GHz
  • 2 GB GDDR5
6.2 Out of 10

Alongside the Radeon R9 280X and R9 270X, AMD launched its entry-level Radeon R7 260X graphics card, fit for visually-intensive desktops with some mild gaming thrown into the mix.
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That bandwidth is comparable to what GDDR5-enabled GPUs with 256-bit wide interfaces managed, before the 4 GT/s GDDR5 era.
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GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon R7 260X among Desktop GPUs


Radeon R7 260X
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


Radeon R7 260X
T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


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Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon R7 260X
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Radeon R7 260X
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon R7 260X

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
222.35 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
133.46 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 750
142.02 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
43.73 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 750
34.24 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
42.46 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
GeForce GTX 750

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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GeForce GTX 750

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Battlefield 4

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Reviews Word on the street for the Radeon R7 260X

While the AMD cooler disappoints, I'm confident that board partners will soon release custom cards with better heatsinks that should alleviate this issue.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


A card in this performance class should be well below 30 dBA.
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It is possible that running at higher clocks has such a big effect on power, or that performance just doesn't scale as well with higher clocks on this chip (Bonaire), which would affect the performance per Watt metric, too.
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Another surprise is the use of fast 7 Gbps GDDR5 memory, but unfortunately the R7 260X runs only 1600 MHz memory clock, and not 1750 MHz that the memory would officially support.
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Memory overclocking works very well thanks to the Hynix memory chips.
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The other big difference is in its memory amount: it is now at 2 GB as opposed to the 1 GB on the HD 7790.
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Its GPU core is clocked at 1100 MHz (compared to the 1000 MHz on the HD 7790) and memory runs at a scorching 1625 MHz (6.50 GT/s effective), which yields over 100 GB/s of memory bandwidth on even this relatively narrow, 128-bit wide memory bus.
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HIS is following their established graphics card styling, with a metal application that looks like stamped metal, though it is actually made of plastic.
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This means that R7 260X should just be able to handle full HD 1080p gaming at reasonable detail settings, in most cases without anti-aliasing, and lowered details in some more demanding titles.
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Unfortunately I could not overclock memory beyond 1800 MHz, which looked more like a software issue than a limitation of the memory itself.
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With an MSRP of $140, the R7 260X feels quite expensive compared to other options in that price and performance segment.
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Personally I think a more realistic price for R7 260X would be below $120.
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I could imagine that AMD has artificially set a high price for their R7 260X, to ensure that existing HD 7790 inventory at retailers will be sold quickly, instead of rotting on shelves for ages.
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The difference is very small, though, (1-2 Watt) and barely worth mentioning.
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We see slightly higher non-gaming power consumption from the HIS model; that is, compared to the R7 260X reference design.
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The higher operating temperature also contributes to power draw, because the hotter a GPU runs, the more power it will consume to perform the same work.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Bonaire
Market Desktop
Clock speed 1,100 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 896
Texture mapping units 56
Render output processors 16
Compute units 14
Pixel rate 17.6 GPixel/s
Texture rate 61.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,971.2 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,625 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,500 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 104 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 115W
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The Thief and Battlefield benchmarks are utterly wrong. Please correct them !!
I have a different version of PowerColor 2gb and recommend https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/46cd75908036210654583a131bdf9fd0e1f6ac8d0e84258443941e68bb47af41.png
I have this card. I hate it. It Full of black screens and instability. It made me buy a good power supply but turned out it was bad drivers. Awful card. Terrible drivers.. Not recommended
yes, it surely will.. :)
this one is 2 x DVI
guys do u know if this card will fit in my cooler master elite 310 ?
Hey guys! If you intresting in this card check out this build using R7 260x ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f58cKamr1M&list=PLrhDBwvPaHV8X4UPLeDZSbPayyFvQTTkt
Hey guys! Check out this build using r9 270x graphics card : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f58cKamr1M&list=PLrhDBwvPaHV8X4UPLeDZSbPayyFvQTTkt
I am confused with both versions of Sapphire which version is better and now a days packets of them is same from outside. :I
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