AMD Radeon R7 260X Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire run games
AMD Radeon R7 260X Crossfire
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2023. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 164.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire shows us that Days Gone is getting a weak result of 22 FPS, and then we are seeing Back 4 Blood returning a weak 11 FPS while another game on our list is the Resident Evil 8 which is getting 0 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire by playing Back 4 Blood which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 21FPS, M: 17FPS, H: 11FPS, U: 8FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Resident Evil 8 and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Days Gone which gets weak results with a 17FPS on Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon R7 260X Crossfire is going to underperform if you try and run modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire in your PC? We think this Radeon R7 260X Crossfire has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB which is 71% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 716 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300. This PC hardware upgrade performs 37% better and can run 300 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
31 FPS
The Radeon R7 260X Crossfire was released on 01 Oct 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R7 260X Crossfire
GCN 1.1 Bonaire XTX (x2)
Texture Rate
123 GTexel/s
16 (x2)
Pixel Rate
35 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11.2
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
2560 x 1600
Notebook GPU
4096MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
128bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
512KB (x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1100 MHz
Max Power
230 Watts
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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Radeon R7 260X Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R7 260X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R7 260X put together using AMD's Crossfire Technology.

Each Radeon R7 260X Equips a GPU Codenamed Bonaire XTX which is a Second Gen GCN GPU and is an upgraded version of the Bonaire XT GPU previously used on Radeon 7790. Each Bonaire XT has 14 Compute Units activated and thus offers 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

The Central Unit of each GPU is clocked at 1100MHz.

Each GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1625Hz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
Each GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption is around 230W.

Gaming benchmarks prove that at 1920x1080, the best suited resolution, Radeon R7 260X Crossfire's Performance stands between GeForce GTX 960 and Radeon R9 380.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 260X is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

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