Radeon_R7_265_Crossfire
AMD Radeon R7 265 Crossfire

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4.1
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How well can the Radeon R7 265 Crossfire run games
9 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R7 265 Crossfire GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon R7 265 Crossfire. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2019. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 411 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Running at 1080p this card gets a playable frame rate from Red Dead Redemption 2 with 33 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Cyberpunk 2077 which returns a weak 4 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Ghost Recon Breakpoint which we saw getting a playable 32 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Red Dead Redemption 2 which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 66 FPS, Medium: 52 FPS, High: 35 FPS and Ultra: 25 FPS. Next we have Cyberpunk 2077 running on Radeon R7 265 Crossfire which gets L: 8FPS, M: 6FPS, H: 4FPS, U: 3FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Ghost Recon Breakpoint gets L: 64FPS, M: 51FPS, H: 34FPS, U: 24FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon R7 265 Crossfire is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

How many years will the Radeon R7 265 Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R7 265 Crossfire in your PC? This Radeon R7 265 Crossfire card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R7 265 Crossfire? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 79% better and can run 922 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R7 265 Crossfire then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 724 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 32% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
46 FPS
High
The Radeon R7 265 Crossfire is released on the 13 Feb 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R7 265 Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
Pitcairn PRO (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
118 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
59 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
-
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.2
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1400 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
358.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
900 MHz
Boost Clock
925 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
650 Watt & 24 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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8.9
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Radeon R7 265 Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R7 265 Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R7 265 put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R7 265 to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to 50% better than a single Radeon R7 265 performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R7 265. Expect this combination to draw up to 300 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.


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Radeon R7 265 Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
36%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 24% 34%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 28% 34%
Cyberpunk 2077 18% 84%
Borderlands 3 14% 41%
Need For Speed Heat 25% 34%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 94% 39%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 75% 84%
The Outer Worlds 61% 11%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 18% 84%
FIFA 20 48% 29%
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