As this is a reference sample, we didn’t get retail packaging or any of the goodies normally associated with a new graphics card purchase. The tiny cooler houses a small AMD reference fan. My ears are already twitching.
This is a dual slot card built on a black PCB.
There are full sized DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors on board.
The card takes power from a single 6 Pin PCIE connector.
The R7 260x is Crossfire capable in a 2 way configuration.
The cooler is quite small, so it will be interesting to see how it handles under load, later in the review. AMD are using 2GB of SKHynix GDDR5 on this board.
An overview of the AMD reference R6 260X in GPUz. It is built on the 28nm process. It has 16 ROPS, 56 TMUs and 896 Stream Processors. The 2GB of GDDR5 memory runs at 1,625mhz (6.5GBps effective) and is connected via a narrow 128 bit memory interface.
With more big games on the horizon, it is time for another Nvidia driver update. …