After announcing the Radeon R7 250X in just the last few days, AMD is serving up some more news on the affordable graphics card front.
AMD revealed the Radeon R7 265, a mid-range graphics card priced at $150 that is designed to pack a bit of a punch, while also refraining from draining your wallet dry. The AMD Radeon R7 265 is powered by a core that’s clocked at up to 925 MHz, 1,024 stream processors and up to 2GB of RAM. As you’d expect, the AMD Radeon R7 265 supports Direct X 11.2, as well as the firm’s relatively new Mantle tech, along with OpenGL 4.3. The AMD Radeon R7 265 requires a 6-pin connector to power it, and includes HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort connectors. We’re also expecting to see tweaked and overclocked versions of the R7 265 released in no time as well.
AMD paired the announcement of its newest mid-range card with news that it’ll also be dropping the price of at least one of its other cards. However, there’s a problem with this as well. With the addition of the $150 Radeon R7 265, the Radeon R7 260X’s price will be slashed from $140 to $120. Below that, you can get the R7 260 for $110, the R7 250X for $100 flat, and the R7 250 for $90. Considering that there are five AMD graphics cards priced between $90 and $150, the wide range of options could confuse some buyers.
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