Radeon R7 265 

Released February, 2014
  • 900 MHz
  • 2 GB GDDR5
7.2 Out of 10

This configuration is good for up to 150 W of power draw.
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Sapphire's custom cooler does a good job of keeping the card cool, but I wish it would have been quieter during gaming.
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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon R7 265

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 265
247.41 mHash/s
Radeon R9 270X
293.29 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 265
52.49 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 270X
57.23 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 265
1,385.67 frames/s
Radeon R9 270X
1,297.94 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Battlefield 4

Radeon R7 265

Crysis 3

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Reviews Word on the street for the Radeon R7 265

Temperatures are nice and cool.

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Maybe 1 or 2 watts higher than expected, idle power consumption is still in the typical range for AMD cards of this generation.
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Compared to cards from NVIDIA, these two states consume much more power, though.
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Based on old technology, the R7 265 does not bring any improvements in power consumption to the table, which is something NVIDIA is rumored to have worked on a lot with the GTX 750 Ti.
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While I wouldn't call it an ideal 1080p card, it still has enough performance for decent gaming at that resolution if you don't mind sacrificing some anti-aliasing or detail levels.
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AMD tells us that they expect the Radeon R7 265 to retail at around $150, which is a very competitive price for the card's performance.
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The heatsink's base also cools memory chips.
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We've recently seen many cards with Elpida chips that didn't overclock well, but Sapphire chose to use Hynix chips to ensure memory on the card can reach decent clock speeds.
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The card only reaches 60°C under load, so it would have been very easy for Sapphire to go for a really quiet experience that runs no hotter than 65°C. The card is whisper quiet in non-gaming states, though, which will prove useful to people who also focus on productivity, or media-PC setups.
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During gaming, we see power consumption rise to around 100 W, which is, again, typical for cards using the Pitcairn GPU.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Pitcairn
Market Desktop
Clock speed 900 MHz
Turbo clock speed 925 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 1,024
Texture mapping units 64
Render output processors 32
Compute units 16
Pixel rate 29.6 GPixel/s
Texture rate 59.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,894.4 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,400 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 150W
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