Today AMD release their new R7 265 graphics card which they claim is an outstanding performer at 1080p resolution. The R7 265 is set to supplement the more expensive R9 270 which was designed to replace the last generation HD7870. The R7 265 looks set to replace the HD7850, which has proven so successful that it is still being sold – 2 years after release. Rather than focus on a reference board for our review we look at a custom Sapphire R7 265 with Dual X cooling system.
The reference card features a single fan cooling system, but fortunately the version we review today has received some special treatment from Sapphire, featuring two large fans and thick copper heatpipes.
|AMD R7 265 Specifications
|Engine Clock||up to 925mhz|
|Compute Performance||1.89 TFLOPS|
|Memory Configuration||2GB GDDR5 / 256-bit|
|Memory Speed||Up to 5.6 Gbps|
|Power Connectors||1 x 6 pin|
|Typical Board Power||150W|
|PCI-E Standard||PCI-E 3.0|
|AMD Crossfire Technology||Yes|
|API Support||Direct X 11.2