Monday, September 23rd 2013

Radeon R7 260X Pictured, Too

In addition to the Radeon R9 290X pictured earlier today, AMD will also be unveiling the Radeon R7 260X upper mid-range graphics card. Pictures of the card were leaked to the web. At the moment, we have no clue as to what chip the card is based on, but we're hearing two codenames, "Curacao" and "Bonaire XTX." "Curacao," in our best guess, is a variant of "Pitcairn." "Bonaire XTX" could be a higher-performing variant of the "Bonaire" silicon AMD launched the Radeon HD 7790 with. Given the way components are arranged behind the GPU, we're inclined to believe the card pictured below is based on "Curacao." Gotta give AMD marks for trying out something different with the cooler shroud design.

Source: DG's Nerdy Story
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35 Comments on Radeon R7 260X Pictured, Too

#1
THE_EGG
The shroud looks fancy for a reference card ;)

Looking forward to all these new graphics cards!
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#3
torgoth
by: btarunr
"Curacao" and "Bonaire XTX." "Curacao," in our best guess, is a variant of "Pitcairn." "Bonaire XTX" could be a higher-performing variant of the "Bonaire" silicon AMD launched the Radeon HD 7790 with. Given the way components are arranged behind the GPU, we're inclined to believe the card pictured below is based on "Curacao."
I gave up on trying to figure out whats what :roll:
and it looks pretty ugly but who cares))
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#4
Roph
So this is the HD 9700 or HD 9800? I'm guessing 9700 series since it only has one 6-pin.
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#6
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: Roph
So this is the HD 9700 or HD 9800? I'm guessing 9700 series since it only has one 6-pin.
This is the 9760X (R7 260X)
7 is the market segment(7 being worst after 6), 2 being the generation, 60 is the low to mid end(80 and 90 is the mid to high end), but the X represents a higher tier product.
AKA this is the 7750 with some minor improvements here and there. I assume the 7770 is the R7 280, and the 7790 is the R7 290.

UNLESS there is no R8 xxx series - Which HIS has shown a lack of in its product line. IN WHICH CASE, this is a 7850.
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#7
Apocalypsee
Fancy looking heatsink shroud, if this is true then it's one of the best looking reference card I seen :)
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#8
Arjai
by: RCoon
This is the 9760X (R7 260X)
7 is the market segment(7 being worst after 6), 2 being the generation, 60 is the low to mid end(80 and 90 is the mid to high end), but the X represents a higher tier product.
AKA this is the 7750 with some minor improvements here and there. I assume the 7770 is the R7 280, and the 7790 is the R7 290.

UNLESS there is no R8 xxx series - Which HIS has shown a lack of in its product line. IN WHICH CASE, this is a 7850.
Or, maybe, it's a R7 260x disguised as an air flow chart.
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#9
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
that is so small :3 same size as my 7790!
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#10
Zubasa
by: de.das.dude
that is so small :3 same size as my 7790!
This is more or less the 9790 so yeah ;)
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#11
HumanSmoke
by: RCoon
UNLESS there is no R8 xxx series - Which HIS has shown a lack of in its product line. IN WHICH CASE, this is a 7850.
If R7 is Pitcairn, then it wouldn't be unreasonable to think that R8 could be a Tahiti derivation/rebadge ( Pitcairn moving one step down the product stack from x8xx to x7xx, Tahiti moving from x9xx to x8xx). The die size would work against it from AMD's point of view, but if it yields well what the hell.
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#12
Ralfies
The cooler is ugly, but at least it's something new. I hope Curacao isn't just a re-brand of Pitcairn. I'm hoping it'll be something like double the specs of Bonaire, like Pitcairn was double the specs of Cape Verde.
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#14
LAN_deRf_HA
Hopefully when they get the full line out these names will make more sense to the casual consumer but right now it's just "duh fuck?"
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#15
Lionheart
Fugly? Cooler looks awesome to me :rockout:
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#16
GC_PaNzerFIN
by: RCoon
This is the 9760X (R7 260X)
7 is the market segment(7 being worst after 6), 2 being the generation, 60 is the low to mid end(80 and 90 is the mid to high end), but the X represents a higher tier product.
AKA this is the 7750 with some minor improvements here and there. I assume the 7770 is the R7 280, and the 7790 is the R7 290.

UNLESS there is no R8 xxx series - Which HIS has shown a lack of in its product line. IN WHICH CASE, this is a 7850.
Now this is first time ever I can't understand what the heck is going on with the model naming. Congratulations AMD, you win teh prize.

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#17
HumanSmoke
by: Lionheart
Fugly? Cooler looks awesome to me :rockout:
Beauty is the eye of the beholder I guess. All I see are three narrow venturi's that look like a pain to clean, and a standard open air shroud with enough cutouts to make a rear exhaust superfluous. Given that the GPU being cooled is supposedly a Bonaire or possibly Pitcairn, the openness of the shroud seems a little overkill for the likely amount of heat dissipation required. Blanking off the motherboard side of the card might have been a better design concept also, since I cant think of any good reason why having warm air flowing over a motherboard should be considered a good idea.
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#18
EpicShweetness
Personally I look forward to the performance segment below the top, I.E 7870/7850, or in this case R8 280/290 (I think). So this is good to see AMD taking the architecture and GTX 500'ing it. :rockout:
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#19
bim27142
Cooler looks great and I think it seems functional (some kind of an air channeling design). Cooling performance remains to be seen though... :rockout:
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#20
Sumber Kencono
epic reference i ever seen .
can't wait for release :)
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#21
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
That has got to be the ugliest card I have ever seen :eek:
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#22
progste
actually since the name is R7 this should be the successor of the 7770, aka 9770
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#23
AsRock
TPU addict
[quote="Pandora's Box, post: 2984211"]wtf @ the heatsink[/quote]Yeah looks some thing like a Zalman VF900
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#24
tigger
I'm the only one
were are the vregs? under the odd bit at the back, if so how are they cooled.
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#25
progste
by: tigger
were are the vregs? under the odd bit at the back, if so how are they cooled.
heat pipes
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