Radeon R7 260X
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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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Grant12345
22:26 Aug-19-2014
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This or an R9 270?
The price difference isnt too much but id like to save money.

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697698
12:42 Aug-16-2014
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GTX 750 Or R7 260X with my G2020?

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Spytrex
13:37 Aug-17-2014
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Well, 260x is a bit better, but there could be some slight bottleneck, but not that bad in games. I would go for 750 or spend a little extra for the ti version. 750 has latest Maxwell architecture and full support for DX 12. 2 times lower power consumption than 260x, a more quality product, but neither is a bad choice

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697698
15:44 Aug-17-2014
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Thank you :) i can by an i3 too instead of a GPU…is that a good idea?

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mrknopfler97
21:31 Aug-11-2014
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55% better than mine, worth to upgrade from my GTS 450? Do I buy it now or wait until christmas and buy something like the r9 280/x (or the gpu that cost what it cost now)?

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MrManlyHeartGuy
16:57 Jul-22-2014
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is this compatible with a msi fm2 a75ma e35 mobo and do i have a good enough power supply?

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DjSon231
22:08 Jul-22-2014
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Yes it is. Your PSU is kinda weak.

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Jezuz14
12:55 Jul-22-2014
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A 430w Spire PSU will be enough to sustain it's hunger?

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DjSon231
22:02 Jul-22-2014
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Propably, but it can be unstable.

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Jezuz14
11:49 Jul-25-2014
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Hope not….I would get a new PSU around autumn.

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pepipro
17:24 Jul-19-2014
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Im looking to build a new pc with a FX-6300 and a R7 260/260x.
Im on a small budget so i may go with 260 becouse its cheaper but 260x is better D:
Are these 2 cards good and will they be able to run games smoothly now/in a few years ( im not looking for ultra bf4 xd)

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DjSon231
14:42 Jul-20-2014
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Both cards runs well in games. Better get more cash and you should buy MSI R9 270X 2 GB Gaming OC Edition. This card, and FX-6300 create the perfect couple.

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yhya99
03:52 Jul-18-2014
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does my cpu bottleneck his GPU?

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dpanton1153
10:57 Jul-22-2014
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Yes it does. You would be better off with a Phenom X3+, or a i3 or better.

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yhya99
21:58 Jul-23-2014
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ahhh.. okay..:)

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jinkyjinks
12:09 Jul-11-2014
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can i crossfire thisVGA upto 3 ways ?

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dpanton1153
00:28 Jul-15-2014
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you can only crossfire this gpu 2way

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jinkyjinks
18:21 Jul-15-2014
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ahhh.. okay..:)

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MRMMFury
14:34 Jul-01-2014
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does my cpu bottleneck his GPU?

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dpanton1153
02:08 Jul-10-2014
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Yes it would hold it back abit :(

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MRMMFury
12:09 Jul-13-2014
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well a bit would be fine right?

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dpanton1153
18:28 Jul-14-2014
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Well you will get better preformance, but to use this card to the fullest you want a decent quad core cpu or a decent i3.

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maxrai7
15:45 Jun-23-2014
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will this gpu work on my pc ???? i have a 550w psu and a h67a esb3 d3 motherboard.thanks in advance!

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JawlessPython04
23:25 Jul-05-2014
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yes it will. but i recommend upgrading your RAM to about 8GB-12GB

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dpanton1153
02:12 Jul-10-2014
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I understand an upgrade to 8gb, but up to 12gb would be a waste for just gaming. Especially when you don't even use 8gb in games. usually up to around 4gb.

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JawlessPython04
11:32 Jul-10-2014
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i wrote 8-12 meaning it was his choice to upgrade till 8,10 or 12 GB. but now you have told him 8GB is best so there is no confusion :)

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