Monday, March 2nd 2015

Sapphire Rolls Out Radeon R7 260X iCafe OC Graphics Card

Sapphire rolled out the entry-mid range Radeon R7 260X iCafe OC graphics card for casual-gaming PC builds (eg: low-cost Counter Strike gaming kiosks). Pictured below, the card looks rather premium, with its full-length, dual-slot cooler. That is, until you take a peek under its plastic shroud to find a cost-effective fan-heatsink cooling the GPU, with radially-projecting aluminium fins, a copper core base, and an 80 mm fan ventilating it.

The card draws power from a single 6-pin PCIe power connector; outputs include one each of dual-link DVI, HDMI 1.4a, and DisplayPort 1.2a. The card offers a factory-overclock of 1050 MHz core, and an untouched 5.00 GHz memory, against reference clocks of 1000 MHz on the core. Based on the 28 nm "Bonaire" silicon, the R7 260X offers 896 Graphics CoreNext stream processors, and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory on this card. Expect a $100-ish pricing.
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14 Comments on Sapphire Rolls Out Radeon R7 260X iCafe OC Graphics Card

#1
GhostRyder
The iCafe edition, that is an interesting name for this card lol.
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RCoon
GhostRyder
The iCafe edition, that is an interesting name for this card lol.
Low cost midrange card for internet cafe's in Eastern Europe/Asia. Most of them run LoL, WoW, DotA, CSGO, SC II and similar such games, usually more CPU orientated in nature. There's a a big market for cards like this. If it's priced competitively and avertised well in those specific markets, it'll make a killing.

Reminds me of the old MSI 6850 Cyclone PE, but with a shroud.
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GhostRyder
RCoon
Low cost midrange card for internet cafe's in Eastern Europe/Asia. Most of them run LoL, WoW, DotA, CSGO, SC II and similar such games, usually more CPU orientated in nature. There's a a big market for cards like this. If it's priced competitively and avertised well in those specific markets, it'll make a killing.

Reminds me of the old MSI 6850 Cyclone PE, but with a shroud.
Thanks, did not even occur to me that the name was a hint at that. I agree, LoL, CSGO, and others like that need almost nothing to run (Heck, my generation 1 Surface Pro can play LoL at 1080p medium-high settings keeping 45 FPS.) so it makes sense that's the area these are marketed towards.
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#4
RejZoR
I'm waiting for the "iCocaine" model. That one is gonna be maaaaad!
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#5
NationsAnarchy
Here in Vietnam, most iCafes I know that has systems run a wide range of graphics card from GT 630/640/730/740, GTX 650/Ti/660/750/670 ... even 960 can be found.
Yes this card will benefit that market segment really well, also a person like me who plays a lot of eSports title like Dota 2 and CS:GO.
P/S: man it's been a good 9-10 months away from this site.
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#6
natr0n
Last time I saw an icafe name used was a 770 icafe board from asrock.
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#7
THE_EGG
I think it's great that companies have dedicated internet café product lines. But damn I must be pretty lucky where I live. My favourite internet gaming café recently upgraded to i5 4690, gtx 970 (zomg right?), and 16gb of ram. AAA titles should be very playable for sometime now. I think they set a new benchmark for internet gaming café PCs.
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NationsAnarchy
THE_EGG
I think it's great that companies have dedicated internet café product lines. But damn I must be pretty lucky where I live. My favourite internet gaming café recently upgraded to i5 4690, gtx 970 (zomg right?), and 16gb of ram. AAA titles should be very playable for sometime now. I think they set a new benchmark for internet gaming café PCs.
Holy shit, that's sick dude :D
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#9
Colorful_Jerry
NationsAnarchy
Here in Vietnam, most iCafes I know that has systems run a wide range of graphics card from GT 630/640/730/740, GTX 650/Ti/660/750/670 ... even 960 can be found.
Yes this card will benefit that market segment really well, also a person like me who plays a lot of eSports title like Dota 2 and CS:GO.
P/S: man it's been a good 9-10 months away from this site.
Here in China, more than 50% GeForece GTX 750/750Ti/960 graphics cards are sold to icafes, some icafes even use GTX970/980 for the e-sport area. Razer, Steel Series, Logitech mouses and Cherry Keyboard can be found in most of the icafes.
Smoking is forbidden and some of the icafes designed very stylish.
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#10
Sony Xperia S
RCoon
Low cost midrange card for internet cafe's in Eastern Europe/Asia. Most of them run LoL, WoW, DotA, CSGO, SC II and similar such games, usually more CPU orientated in nature. There's a a big market for cards like this. If it's priced competitively and avertised well in those specific markets, it'll make a killing.

Reminds me of the old MSI 6850 Cyclone PE, but with a shroud.
So much troll. There are no internet cafes in Eastern Europe and if there are few and far in between, they are not popular for gaming.
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#11
NationsAnarchy
Colorful_Jerry
Here in China, more than 50% GeForece GTX 750/750Ti/960 graphics cards are sold to icafes, some icafes even use GTX970/980 for the e-sport area. Razer, Steel Series, Logitech mouses and Cherry Keyboard can be found in most of the icafes.
Smoking is forbidden and some of the icafes designed very stylish.
That's one step ahead of us already. Most iCafes are still quite basic and cheap. ;)
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#12
RCoon
Sony Xperia S
So much troll. There are no internet cafes in Eastern Europe and if there are few and far in between, they are not popular for gaming.
Last time I went to Bulgaria and Romania I found at least 2 nearby where ever I was staying in the cities, if not more. Some of them still had Warcraft III installed in Hungary, around the Szeged area, so we held a mini LAN tournament.

But what do I know. I'm just a troll.
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#13
THE_EGG
Sony Xperia S
So much troll. There are no internet cafes in Eastern Europe and if there are few and far in between, they are not popular for gaming.
For real dude?
I saw many of them (and even went to one) during my time in Moscow. There they ranged from high end to basic and old. It really depended on the area of Moscow I was in. There were HEAPS of decent ones around the IBC and Moscow State University.
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Sony Xperia S
RCoon
Last time I went to Bulgaria and Romania I found at least 2 nearby where ever I was staying in the cities, if not more. Some of them still had Warcraft III installed in Hungary, around the Szeged area, so we held a mini LAN tournament.
You went there to game and purposefully found the last two. Anyways, don't expect them to be many more.

Nowadays, people play games at home.

And if there is an internet cafe somewhere, I would recommend to try to win clients with something new, not this shitte R7 260 and with state-of-the-art modern games like Crysis 3, Battlefield 4 and more. And of course, Ultra HD and beyond.

:)
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