Radeon_R7_260X_Crossfire
AMD Radeon R7 260X Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire run games
10 Feb 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon R7 260X Crossfire graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

Game performance for the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire where we look at the bigger games played in 2020. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 143 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire is predicted to run Doom Eternal with playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 33 frames per second. Comparing this to Red Dead Redemption 2 which is getting weak results, where it averages 22 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Cyberpunk 2077, which is predicted to run at 0 frames per second.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire by researching Doom Eternal leading us to predict a playable performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 65FPS, M: 52FPS, H: 35FPS, U: 25FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Red Dead Redemption 2 and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 17 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to get weak results with a 0FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p Radeon R7 260X Crossfire PC gaming is the wrong choice for PC gaming.

How many years will the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire in your PC? We think this Radeon R7 260X Crossfire has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which is 111% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 879 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, as it can run 738 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 66% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
31 FPS
High
The Radeon R7 260X Crossfire is released on 01 Oct 2013

Radeon R7 260X Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
GCN 1.1 Bonaire XTX (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
56
Texture Rate
123 GTexel/s
ROPs
16 (x2)
Pixel Rate
35 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
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Release Price
$278.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1625 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
208GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
0
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1100 MHz
Power
Max Power
230 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon R7 260X Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R7 260X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R7 260X put together using AMD's Crossfire Technology.


Architecture
Each Radeon R7 260X Equips a GPU Codenamed Bonaire XTX which is a Second Gen GCN GPU and is an upgraded version of the Bonaire XT GPU previously used on Radeon 7790.
Each Bonaire XT has 14 Compute Units activated and thus offers 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs.


GPU
The Central Unit of each GPU is clocked at 1100MHz.


Memory
Each GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1625Hz.


Memory: Frame Buffer
Each GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB.


Power Consumption
Power Consumption is around 230W.


Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 1920x1080, the best suited resolution, Radeon R7 260X Crossfire's Performance stands between GeForce GTX 960 and Radeon R9 380.


System Suggestions
Radeon R7 260X is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon R7 260X Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 3% 116%
Red Dead Redemption 2 10% 57%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 15% 57%
Doom Eternal 24% 35%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3% 116%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 94% 94%
Grand Theft Auto VI 47% 140%
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem 54% 1%
Planet Zoo 16% 69%
Need For Speed Heat 12% 57%
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The new drivers crimson upgrade this crossfire!

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hey guys, will my cpu bottleneck this crossfire setup?

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probably yes maybe a little bit of oc will help but don't forget how this GPUs support mantle so in games with mantle (battlefield 4) the bottleneck will be less than the others,google it if you want to find more details about it

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Update (15/10/2015): This Graphics Card is now Correctly Ranked!

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Assassins creed 3 down to 15 fps in crossfire. Sigle card run at 60 fps in high. lol

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Hi. I have a sapphire 260x oc 2gb and will crossfire soon. My question is if buy another sapphire or msi ocv1 2gb 260x. Its the second card more cooled?
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It says it can't run Assassin's creed unity. But my friend is playing. why is it saying cannot run?

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will an i7 3770 4.3 ghz bottleneck this crossfire?????????

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no it will not

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Wtf bro?

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XD

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Does 4130 can realy handle crossfire 260x?

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Yes. FX-4130 is a pretty powerful CPU which only slightly bottlenecks a few of the very high end GPUs

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Wot, FX-4130 won't bottleneck R7 260X crossfired?

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oh sorry i should say precisely i3 4130

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sry.. it will be bottlenecked by that processor!! get atleast i5-4440… though 4130 is a powerful cpu, but due to dual core its not recommend for playing modern games on higher resolutions like 900p or 1080p!!

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………. the i3-4130 is FASTER than the FX-4130 -.-

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ah ok.. thx mate ;)

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no problem buddy ;)

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