AMD has released yet another mid-range graphics card — Radeon R7 260.
The R7 260 is a new Bonaire based video card, which will be available for $110 beginning mid-January next year.
So what is AMD Radeon R7 260? It’s a new installment of Bonaire processor with 768 Steam Cores. It’s obviously a slower, and cheaper variant of 260X. It will be available only in 1GB models (260X is a 2GB card).
In terms of clocks we have a small decrease to 1000 MHz for the GPU and 6000 MHz for the memory. Total dissipated power was measured at 95W, which is 20W less than 260X.
First time I saw this card was two days ago, and I didn’t really realize it was a new card (it looks exactly the same as 260X).
The Radeon R7 260 sits above GeForce GTx 650 Ti, so yes it’s not really a high-end gaming card, but still it’s considerably cheap (and you can always buy two for CrossFire).
Below you can see some charts (which I borrowed from WCCFtech).
|R9 270||R7 260X||R7 260||R7 250|
|GPU||Curacao XT||Bonaire XT||Bonaire Pro||Oland XT|
|Process||TSMC 28 nm||TSMC 28 nm||TSMC 28 nm||TSMC 28 nm|
|GPU Clock||925 MHz||1 100 MHz||1 000 MHz||1 050 MHz|
|Memory||2 / 4 GB||2 GB||1 GB||1 GB|
|Memory Clock||5 600 MHz||6 500 MHz||6 000 MHz||4 600 MHz|
|Bandwidth||179,2 GB/s||104 GB/s||96 GB/s||73,6 GB/s|
|TDP||180 W||115 W||95 W||65 W|