AMD Radeon R7 260: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R7 260

Summary

AMD started Radeon R7 260 sales 17 December 2013 at a recommended price of $109 . This is GCN 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2048 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.63 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 104 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 170 mm. 1 x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 115 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 19.63 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon R7 260's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
64.57
 
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
Code name
Bonaire
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
17 December 2013
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$109
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$89.99
 
of 4762.99 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Radeon R7 260's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R7 260's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
768
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Boost Clock
1100 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,080 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
115 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
48.00
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,536 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R7 260's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
170 mm
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
1 x 6-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 260: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1625 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
104 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 260.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
Eyefinity
+
 
HDMI
+
 
DisplayPort support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R7 260. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
+
 
DDMA audio
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R7 260, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R7 260. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
19.31
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
184484.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
4658.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
7863.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
24847.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
2350.47
 
 
Passmark
2891
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
4380
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R7 260. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
240 Mh/s
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R7 260 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 260 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 560 Ti, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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