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 2-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.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 12.32 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of Radeon R7 265's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Pitcairn
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
13 February 2014
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$149
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Radeon R7 265'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 265's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1024
 
Boost Clock
925 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
2,800 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
59.2 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
1,894 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1400 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
179.2 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 265.
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
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R7 265. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

12.32

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

5220

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R7 265. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
14.5 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R7 265 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Radeon R7 265 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

R7 265
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Radeon R7 265 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

R7 265
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Radeon R7 265 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

R7 265
minimum Radeon HD 4850
recommended Radeon HD 7950
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Radeon R7 265 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

R7 265
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Radeon R7 265 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

R7 265
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Radeon R7 265 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

R7 265
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Radeon R7 265 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

R7 265
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Radeon R7 265 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

R7 265
recommended GeForce 6600
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Radeon R7 265 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

R7 265
minimum GeForce 6100
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Radeon R7 265 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

R7 265
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R7 265 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 265 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 460, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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