AMD Radeon R7 265 Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R7 265 Crossfire run games
AMD Radeon R7 265 Crossfire
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon R7 265 Crossfire is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

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

How well will the Radeon R7 265 Crossfire run 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. The Radeon R7 265 Crossfire can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 252 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon R7 265 Crossfire performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Star Citizen and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 87 FPS, Medium: 69 FPS, High: 46 FPS and Ultra: 33 FPS. We proceeded to look at FIFA 22 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a good 70 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Star Citizen on the Radeon R7 265 Crossfire and predict it will get a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 66FPS, M: 52FPS, H: 35FPS, U: 25FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was FIFA 22 which seemed reasonable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 53 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Far Cry 6 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 0 FPS. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon R7 265 Crossfire is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

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? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R7 265 Crossfire is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, which is 45% more powerful and can run 725 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, as it can run 960 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 104% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
46 FPS
The Radeon R7 265 Crossfire was released on 13 Feb 2014
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Texture Rate
118 GTexel/s
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
59 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11.2
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
4096MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
256bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
900 MHz
Boost Clock
925 MHz
Max Power
300 Watts
650 Watt & 24 Amps
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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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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