ASUS R7 260 Review

Written by Chad

July 19, 2014


We had a chance to test out the ASUS R7 260 video card and took it for a test drive if this is a good card for a tight budget.

Before we start, let’s take a look at the specifications:

Graphics Engine AMD Radeon R7 260
Bus Standard PCI Express 3.0
Video Memory GDDR5 1GB
Engine Clock 1000 MHz
Memory Clock 6000 MHz ( 1500 MHz GDDR5 )
Memory Interface 128-bit
Resolution DVI Max Resolution : 2560×1600
Interface DVI Output : Yes x 1 (DVI-I)
HDMI Output : Yes x 1
Display Port : Yes x 1 (Regular DP)
HDCP Support : Yes: Yes
Accessories 1 x CrossFire cable1 x DVI to D-Sub adaptor
Software ASUS GPU Tweak & Driver
ASUS Features Super Alloy Power
Dimensions 8.7 ” x 4.4 ” x 1.6 ” Inch
22.09 x 11.17 x4.06 Centimeter


The R7 260 promises to provide 20% improved ventilation for those long gaming and/or post processing sessions without worrying. The card has two GPU fans and including the fan shroud, it made the video card a bit larger despite the PCB of the card is a bit smaller (at around 7 inches).

It still uses a six-pin connector and a Crossfire connector for those who are planning to use a dual-graphic card set up. As for the input connectors, it still has the DVI port, HDMI port and DisplayPort output.

When comparing its specs with the HD 7770, which is almost at the same price tag, you can see the improvements on the R7 260

Graphic Card Radeon HD 7770 Radeon R7 260
Shaders 640 768
Texture Units 40 48
ROPs 16 16
Process Technology 28 nm 28 nm
Core/Boost Clock 1 GHz 1000 MHz
Memory Clock 1125 MHz 1500 MHz
Memory Bus 128-bit 128-bit
Memory Bandwidth 72 GB/s 96 GB/s
Graphics Memory 1 GB GDDR5  1 or 2 GB GDDR5
Power Connectors 1 x 6-pin 1 x 6-pin
Maximum TDP 80 W 95 W

You can see there is a 10 to 15% improvement on the performance of the R7 260 over the HD 7770

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