Radeon R7 260X
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Release Period- Oct-2013
Radeon R7 260X Review

Radeon R7 260X is a fast-middle-class Graphics Card based on the Bonaire XTX core of the Graphics Core Next Architecture.
The Bonaire XTX Core has its roots on the Bonaire XT Core used on Radeon HD 7790. It offers 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface.
However and when compared to Radeon HD 7790, Radeon R7 260X has its central unit running at 1100MHz. Furthermore, its operating memory clock is significantly higher and of 1625MHz, leading to extra memory bandwidth.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is quite superior to its predecessors (Radeon HD 7770), but famous Radeon HD 7850 and its GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Edition still offer much more performance.
Expect to run most modern demanding games, such as Crysis 3 and Metro Last Light at high-settings, though a 1080p resolution will probably reduce your gaming experience and something more modest might be best suited.
Radeon R7 260X has a launching price of just $139 which makes it a very uncompetitive card, since Radeon HD 7850 is available for $140 these days.


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1100 MHz
GCN 1.1 Bonaire XTX
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Silver5hark13
18:14 Jan-27-2015
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Hi, Im looking to upgrade to this card, Though Im worried about bottleneck, and Space… Does this card to up alot of space? Also I have a pcie x16 3.0 slot open. but there is a pcie x1 right next to it. Would this double slot gpu fit?

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aditrex
18:29 Jan-27-2015
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it it would be nice but if you planing gaming on 1080p you may need somthing more stronger then 260x go for atleast r9 270 it also req. 1x 6pin connector… btw xfire with 260x and your corrent gpu wouldnt be nice idea performance would be even worse like the single 260x

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curtisackroyd
19:26 Jan-09-2015
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REVIEW: This card is an absolute bargain for its price. It's an amazing card and can run most of the games out today at high settings with stable FPS. Highly recommended for budget PC's.

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muel86
22:14 Jan-12-2015
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I agree, after some time using this card I am not disappointed. I comfortably play Far Cry 4 on medium.

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curtisackroyd
00:59 Jan-13-2015
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Yeah, I've got BF4 and other games on high with constant 60fps, really good card.

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Umarfarooq
06:51 Jan-09-2015
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Hi to all. I want to buy this gpu so please tell that if it is okay with my cpu or not?

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curtisackroyd
11:11 Jan-09-2015
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The card is fine with your CPU, quite a good combo TBH.

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Umarfarooq
11:19 Jan-09-2015
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will it play assassins creed unity??

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curtisackroyd
19:24 Jan-09-2015
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Yeah, at medium settings with 40fps+

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herminator
00:57 Dec-25-2014
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Will an i3-530 bottleneck this card?

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Generalissimo
15:42 Dec-27-2014
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not really, decent combo

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muel86
10:50 Dec-01-2014
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Hi. I'd like to compare some overclocking results for this card. I easily got 10% extra clock speed. What have other people got? :)

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curtisackroyd
11:10 Jan-09-2015
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10% is an easy extra clock speed for the card, but be careful overclocking any more because the card gets hot easily D:

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Robert080200402
22:19 Nov-14-2014
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I am planing to get this gpu.Will my cpu bottleneck it?I want to play games like Battlefield bad company 2,team fortress 2 and counter strike global offensive.

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aditrex
22:32 Nov-14-2014
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yes it will for your rig shold be enough r7 250 or old hd 7750 if you can get that card can run those game on dicent settings and new ones aswell add 2gb of ram

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xanner
14:36 Nov-07-2014
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if i would uppgrade my gpu to this one will my cpu bottleneck it?

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grimriper
15:00 Nov-07-2014
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You wont notice any bottlenecks except playing games that are cpu intensive :D

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grimriper
22:45 Nov-04-2014
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Hello guys i am planing to get this gpu. Will my cpu bottleneck it or i wont have any trouble leaving the cpu at stock speeds.. tnx :)

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aditrex
22:51 Nov-04-2014
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no there is no bottleneck there.. you should be safe even on stock speeds

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erianelmalt
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this card and fx4300 would be good ?

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DjSon231
20:35 Oct-15-2014
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Yes.

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lalanza26
18:34 Sep-28-2014
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Gd Friends , I want to buy this videocard, But I have a thermaltake TR2 430 Watts with double RAIL , 12 V1 = 14 A and Rail 12 v2= 15 A … Is this PSU enough for this card ?

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Assassins Creed: Unity 83% 130%
Far Cry 4 15% 88%
Dying Light 7% 130%
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 69% 40%
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 47% 51%
The Witcher III 30% 96%
Battlefield: Hardline 48% 59%
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Batman: Arkham Knight 100% 7%
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