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AMD Readies Radeon R7 265

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In a bid to ward off the GeForce GTX 750 threat, AMD is working on a new Radeon R7 series GPU, the R7 265. The SKU, interestingly, isn't based on the "Bonaire" silicon as the R7 260X, and is instead based on a cut down "Curacao" silicon, the same chip on which the R9 270 and R9 270X are based. While the R9 270 series chips share a common core configuration with 1,280 stream processors each, the R7 265 will feature one that's similar to that of the Radeon HD 7850 from the previous generation, which means 1,024 stream processors, 64 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. Its core clock speed is expected to be around 900 MHz, and memory at 4.80 GHz (GDDR5-effective), which works out to a memory bandwidth of 153.6 GB/s. AMD could target the US $149 to $159 price range with the Radeon R7 265.



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With 12 retail versions of cards, do they have any more price points to fill?

R9 290X
R9 290
R9 280X
R9 280 (rumored)
R9 270X
R9 270
R7 265 (rumored)
R7 260X
R7 260
R7 250X
R7 250
R7 240
 

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With 12 retail versions of cards, do they have any more price points to fill?

R9 290X
R9 290
R9 280X
R9 280 (rumored)
R9 270X
R9 270
R7 265 (rumored)
R7 260X
R7 260
R7 250X
R7 250
R7 240
There's also R9 275 and R10-xxxxxxx.

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This will surely be a hit if they get it down to $160. When the 260x was released, it was the same price as the 7850 but with lower power- ripoff. The HD 7850 has been a price/$ king along with the GTX 650 Ti boost for a long time now. AMD is making a strong push for the mid range with the release of this and the $99 250x. Sadly, Nvidia teases the ePeen titan black and the ho-hum GTX 750.
 
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will it have 75W TDP , like the 750ti?
You mean 750 non-ti? This should be very similar to 750 ti, performance coming from the bw difference.

750 ti will be faster than Bonaire, but still over 75w. It still is no match for Pitcairn, but obviously will be much cheaper to produce and more efficient. It essentially has to be cheaper than 270 but can be more expensive than 260x. 750ti is essentially a very slightly more efficient version of Bonaire at it's core (between what the 896sp-960sp difference would lead one to believe), how bandwidth dependent it is or isn't (might have some cache left over from the kepler design that allows it's crap memory bw to make sense) is TBD. Likely the design that makes sense (7gbps memory) is being held back either because of gk106 supply or for a refresh (that may or may not be on 20nm).

750 plugs a different hole...essentially best performance at 75w...an area amd up to this point decided to only attack with Oland and Cape Verde. Being a chip with more logic and closer to optimum efficiency for 16 rops and able to run at a lower clock, of course it will be faster/more power efficient than those. I would not be surprised if amd releases a 255x full Bonaire that are similar to 260x as 270 is to 270x (7790 but specced to 75w and priced to beat the value proposition of 750ti), but we'll see. 750 is obviously aimed at 250x or 260 non-x, again dependant on how externally bw dependant maxwell is compared to kepler.

If nothing else, let's just agree amd's new naming scheme is %^&*ing terrible.
 
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Then R7 265X after?
 
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This has absolutely the same specs as my MSI 7850. Hope they will be crossfire compatible.
 
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Er the 750 and its ti cousin are also rumoured to have one six pin power plug and imho are unlikely to compare favourably to either of these in performance or price terms.
Time will tell .as might wizards review
 
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I am really getting tired of these R series GPUs.
 
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I am really getting tired of these R series GPUs.
It's no worse than having "HD" on everything AMD/ATI made for the past seven years.
 
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With 12 retail versions of cards, do they have any more price points to fill?

R9 290X
R9 290
R9 280X
R9 280 (rumored)
R9 270X
R9 270
R7 265 (rumored)
R7 260X
R7 260
R7 250X
R7 250
R7 240
Considering that the HD 7000 series had 18 models of which 6 were OEM only...

HD 7990
HD 7970 GHz
HD 7970
HD 7950 Boost
HD 7950
HD 7870 XT/LE
HD 7870
HD 7850
HD 7790
HD 7770
HD 7750
HD 7730
OEM:
HD 7670
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HD 7510
HD 7470
HD 7450
HD 7430
 
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I am really getting tired of these R series GPUs.
Im really tired of this work malarky.

now thats a true statement people could get behind,however not likeing a product name with an R in it is bordering on mockable imho, im not going to, just saying that comment and this were not worth the typing , err doh.
 
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Im really tired of this work malarky.

now thats a true statement people could get behind,however not likeing a product name with an R in it is bordering on mockable imho, im not going to, just saying that comment and this were not worth the typing , err doh.
Yeah understand 'R' series or 'GTX' series, bring something new too not just changing the numbers. Would have been better if R9 280x and R9 280 was a derivative of R9 290 (may be 256bit or 384bit with 2/3GB ram). And oh more energy efficient?
 
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Why are people stuck on the naming scheme like it is of such importance? It's no worse than any other. I like the new GCN cards. They are priced very well. Also most people do not seem to understand that these re-badged cards are not supposed to replace the exact model it was re-badged from, If you notice the prices with this generation you get more GPU for less, Basically they put last years high end GPU's in the Mid range class, And so on. So yes they are nothing new. But the bang for buck is much better now. The stupid 7870 was over $300 bucks and sometimes $299 Then $249. Now you can get a 7870 re-badge the R9 270 for $179 and a R9 270X for $190. A R9 280 nonX for $219, A 280X for $249. However AMD GCN does have one drawback that almost makes the deals not worth it, The drivers. AMD still has the worst drivers ever since the 6000 series. You would think they would have fixed it by now. But it just gets worse. It's like when they fix one thing they make 3 other things worse. I still have no idea how or why some people think AMD has great drivers, Either they only play certain games or by chance they don't play the games that have the issues. It was not easy But I got my R9 270 to finally work right in all my games. Driver 14.4 Stable is the best so far. I think it may have something to do with the AMD driver code having issues with certain versions of NetFramework. Who Knows?
 
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