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AMD Radeon R7 260

Graphics Processor
2048 MB
Memory Size
Memory Type
128 bit
Bus Width
AMD Radeon R7 260 Image AMD Bonaire Image
The Radeon R7 260 is a mid-range graphics card by AMD, launched in December 2013. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Bonaire graphics processor, in its Bonaire PRO variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The Bonaire graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 160 mm² and 2,080 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked Radeon HD 7790, which uses the same GPU but has all 896 shaders enabled, AMD has disabled some shading units on the Radeon R7 260 to reach the product's target shader count. It features 768 shading units, 48 texture mapping units and 16 ROPs. AMD has placed 2,048 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1000 MHz, memory is running at 1500 MHz.
We recommend the AMD Radeon R7 260 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1680x1050.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon R7 260 draws power from 1x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 95 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort. Radeon R7 260 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 170 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 109 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: Bonaire
GPU Variant: Bonaire PRO
Architecture: GCN 1.1
Process Size: 28 nm
Transistors: 2,080 million
Die Size: 160 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Dec 17th, 2013
Production Status: Active
Launch Price: 109 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 1000 MHz
Memory Clock: 1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective


Memory Size: 2048 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 96.0 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 768
TMUs: 48
ROPs: 16
Compute Units: 12
Pixel Rate: 16.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 48.0 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 1,536.0 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 6.7 inches
170 mm
TDP: 95 W
Outputs: 1x DVI
1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors: 1x 6-pin
Board Number: C582

Graphics Features

DirectX: 12.0
OpenGL: 4.5
OpenCL: 2.1
Shader Model: 5.0


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Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS R7 260 1 GB 1000 MHz 1500 MHz 1024 MB, 8.7 inches
Club 3D R7 260 royalQueen 1 GB 1030 MHz 1500 MHz 1024 MB, 8.82 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
HIS R7 260 iCooler 1 GB 1000 MHz 1500 MHz 1024 MB, 8.07 inches
MSI R7 260 OC 1 GB 1050 MHz 1500 MHz 1024 MB, 8 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort