AMD Radeon R9 260 and R9 255 are now official

Published: Dec 27th 2013, 10:16 GMT

AMD has officially introduced its new Radeon R9 graphics card.

We really need to pay attention to already confusing AMD naming scheme from now on. The new cards we are going to talk about are not R7 models, but R9. We already have R7 260, but today AMD has added R9 260 and R9 255.

New AMD graphics cards (shaders / ROPs / TMUs):

  • AMD Radeon R7 260X — 896 / 56 / 16
  • AMD Radeon R9 260 OEM — 896 / 48 / 16
  • AMD Radeon R7 260 — 768 / 48 / 16
  • AMD Radeon R9 255 OEM– 512 / 32 / 16

As you can see these are completely new cards. The R9 260 OEM is a cut-down version of Bonaire GPU, so technically a retail version named R7 260X will still be faster. On the other hand R9 255 OEM is nothing more and nothing less than HD 7750 under new name.

The interesting part is where R9 255 is listed with Mantle support. Additionally both cards support CrossFire. Since R9 260 OEM is based on Bonaire, a GCN 1.1 architecture, it does support AMD True Audio, while 255 does not.

Both cards are designed for OEM market, so you won’t be able to purchase them separately.

AMD Radeon R9 255 OEM

  • 28 nm “Cape Verde” silicon
  • 512 stream processors, 32 TMUs
  • 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface
  • 930 MHz core clock
  • Up to 2 GB standard memory amount, with 6.50 GHz memory clock
  • 104 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • single 6-pin PCIe connector

AMD Radeon R9 260 OEM

  • 28 nm “Bonaire” silicon
  • 896 stream processors, 56 TMUs
  • 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface
  • 1100 MHz core clock
  • Up to 2 GB standard memory amount, with 6.50 GHz memory clock
  • 104 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • single 6-pin PCIe connector

Source: AMD

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