Radeon R7 265: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Radeon R7 265 provides acceptable gaming and benchmark performance at 10.36% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

AMD started Radeon R7 265 sales 13 February 2014 at a recommended price of $149 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a GCN 1.0 architecture and made with 28 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 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.

Primary details

Some basic facts about Radeon R7 265: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking404
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation1.71
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code namePitcairn
Market segmentDesktop
Designreference
Release date13 February 2014 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$149
Current price$242 (1.6x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

Radeon R7 265's specs 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 cores1024of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Boost clock speed925 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors2,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (Radeon 780M)
Power consumption (TDP)150 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate59.20of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance1,894 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon R7 265 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length210 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1 x 6-pin

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 265: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1400 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth179.2 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 265. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Eyefinity1
HDMI+
DisplayPort support-

Supported 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.

AppAcceleration-
CrossFire1
Enduro-
FreeSync1
HD3D-
PowerTune-
TrueAudio-
ZeroCore-
DDMA audio+

API compatibility

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

DirectXDirectX® 12
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Mantle-

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon R7 265. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R7 265 10.36

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 made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

R7 265 5220

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R7 265 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Closest competitors

Radeon R7 265's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon R7 265 is GeForce GTX 660, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our ranking.

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