R7 260X vs R7 265

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
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Value for money (0-100)
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GCN 2.0
GCN 1.0
GPU code name
Market segment
Launch date
8 October 2013 (7 years ago)
13 February 2014 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now
$150 (1.1x MSRP)
$595 (4x MSRP)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
Boost clock speed
1000 MHz
925 MHz
Number of transistors
2,080 million
2,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
115 Watt
150 Watt
Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
1,971 gflops
1,894 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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
PCIe 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
170 mm
210 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1 x 6-pin
1 x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
4 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
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1400 MHz
Memory bandwidth
104 GB/s
179.2 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

DDMA audio

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX® 12
DirectX® 12
Shader Model

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

R7 260X 4380
R7 265 5220 +19.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R7 260X and Radeon R7 265. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
225 Mh/s
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Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
5.16 Mh/s −181%
14.5 Mh/s +181%

Competitors of Radeon R7 260X from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 260X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R7 260X:

Competitors of Radeon R7 265 from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 265 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1050.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R7 265:

Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 260X

Cheaper ($150 vs $595)

Lower power consumption (115W vs 150W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 265

Somewhat newer (13 February 2014 vs 8 October 2013)

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)

More pipelines (1024 vs 896)

Higher memory bandwidth (179.2 vs 104 GB/s)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R7 260X and AMD Radeon R7 265. We've got no test results to judge.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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AMD Radeon R7 260X
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