AMD Radeon R7 265: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R7 265

Summary

AMD started Radeon R7 265 sales 13 February 2014 at a recommended price of $149. This is GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.4 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 179.2 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 210 mm. 1 x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 150 Watt.

We have no data on Radeon R7 265 benchmark results.

General info

Of Radeon R7 265's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
not rated
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
GPU code name
Pitcairn
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Launch date
13 February 2014 (7 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$149
 
Price now
$238 (1.6x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

Radeon R7 265's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R7 265's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
1024
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Boost clock speed
925 MHz
 
Number of transistors
2,800 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
150 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
59.20
 
Floating-point performance
1,894 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R7 265'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
210 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1 x 6-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 265: 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
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
1400 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
179.2 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 265. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

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

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R7 265. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

CrossFire
+
 
FreeSync
+
 
DDMA audio
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R7 265, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
Shader Model
5.1
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
1.2
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R7 265. 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.

5220

Mining hashrates

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

Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
14.5 Mh/s
 
 

NVIDIA equivalent

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

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