Radeon R7 260X
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Release Period- 08-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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Radeon R7 260X Performance Specification
Core Speed
Architecture
Memory
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Technology
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Texture Rate
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Pixel Rate
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1100 MHz
GCN 1.1 Bonaire XTX
2048 MB
1625 MHz
128 Bit
GDDR5
104GB/sec
512KB
28nm
56
62 GTexel/s
16
18 GPixel/s
896
DX 12.0
5.0
4.4
2560x1600
115 Watts
450 Watt & 30 Amps
1x 6-pin

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Will this bottleneck my pentium g2020?

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No, it will perfectly with your CPU.

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Hello guys, just wanna ask if this Graphic Card will bottleneck my APU A6 5400k?

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Yeah, you need a quad-core cpu for this.

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will this bottleneck the amd a6 6420k and if it does what processor should i get

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It may bottleneck this on cpu intensive games and you can get something like a good athlon II that works with your motherboard with this card

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what if i dont have a 6 pin but have a 550w psu that doesnt come with 6 pin , weird but just will it work?

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without a 6 pin cable attached to the GPU there is no way it will work properly or at all, since the PCI-E slot, the slot that you put your GPU in gives it only 75W maximum and this gpu needs more than 75W.


So even if your PSU is 1000W if there is no 6 pin cable then it will not work, not because of the fact that you don't have enough watts in your PSU, but because you are not giving those watts to the GPU.


Hope I helped.


Get a gtx 750, it doesn't require a 6 pin cable and it's almost as good :)

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thx but assuming il get the xfx R7 260X i have an optiplex 755 mini tower wich is btx will it fit if i rotate the second bracket to face up and not be an obstacle?

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you can use an adaptor.

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Hey, will this gpu be good with my pc? I am not sure that this gpu is compatible with my motherboard (MSI 770 C45) and that this gpu will bottleneck my cpu .

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is this card good for gaming 2015-2016 (next gen) ? thx :)

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Entry level gaming i would imagine

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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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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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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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I agree, after some time using this card I am not disappointed. I comfortably play Far Cry 4 on medium.

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Yeah, I've got BF4 and other games on high with constant 60fps, really good card.

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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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The card is fine with your CPU, quite a good combo TBH.

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will it play assassins creed unity??

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Yeah, at medium settings with 40fps+

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Will an i3-530 bottleneck this card?

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not really, decent combo

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