AMD Radeon R7 265
The Radeon R7 265 fits into AMD's line-up between the R7 260X and R9 270. The R7 265 uses a cut-down 'Curacao' GPU which we've seen used for the R9 270 and R9 270X. Curacao is a GCN 1.0 part, so it supports AMD's Mantle API, CrossFire technology and Eyefinity, however it doesn't support TrueAudio.
Big Upgrade Over 260X.
Cool and Quiet.
Excellent overclocking potential.
Native full-size HDMI and DisplayPort.
Fills key gap in AMD's mainstream lineup.
Not Available Yet.
Rapidly Changing GPU Landscape.
Not that quiet during gaming.
CCC Overdrive limits too low.
No AMD TrueAudio support.
Uses two-year-old technology.
No bundled games.
By TechSpot on February 18, 2014
Yet we have a hard time recommending the GTX 750 Ti over the R7 265 as the Radeon offers 13% more performance (on average) and over 20% in games such as Battlefield 4. AMD's solution consumed 32% more power than Nvidia's, though in the games we tested during that scenario the R7 265 was also 24% faster...-
By AnandTech on February 19, 2014
Short and to the point then, this is one of my favorite kind of articles to write. By reducing Radeon R7 260X prices along with introducing the Radeon R7 265 and Radeon R7 260, AMD will be increasing their performance in this entire segment to the...-
By Legion Hardware on February 18, 2014
Today we are taking the brand new GeForce GTX 750 Ti and putting it head to head with the recently released Radeon R7 265. As luck would have it both GPU’s are set to occupy the affordable $150 price bracket, so which deserves your money? Read on to...-
By LegitReviews on February 17, 2014
The AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB brings more performance to the table for $149 and should be of interest to gamers running a single 1920 x 1080 display.90
By TomsHardware on February 13, 2014
I'm happy to see great 1080p performance pushed even further down under $200. If AMD does end up delivering the powerful Radeon R7 265 at $150 by the end of February, next month's Best Gaming Graphics Cards For The Money column should be an interesting one.-
By HotHardware on February 13, 2014
For the money, both cards offer decent bang for the buck, but the R7 265’s more powerful GPU and wider memory bus make it the more attractive option in our opinion. If you can muster the additional $30, it’s absolutely worth the investment, assuming the delta remains $30 by the time cards go on sale.90
By Guru3D on February 13, 2014
We'd recommend the R7-265 to the casual gamers with a monitor resolution of 1920x1080/1200 as absolute maximum. With the extremely modern games that are heavy on the GPU we do advise to look at something a hint stronger. For the casual gamer we can definitely recommend the product, and yeah... we are curious how the R7-265 will hold ground price/performance wise to the upcoming GeForce GTX 750 series from NVIDIA.90
By PCPer on February 13, 2014
If AMD had the ability to release these cards NOW then I think this launch would have been considered pretty much flawless. As it stands, NVIDIA has a whole lot of time to plan and react with either new products of its own (or even just price adjustments).90
By TechPowerUp on February 13, 2014
AMD tells us that they expect the Radeon R7 265 to retail at around $150, which is a very competitive price for the card's performance. You should definitely consider the R7 265 if you are looking for the best bang per buck; I seriously doubt NVIDIA's upcoming cards can compete in that metric (history tells us so).94
By Hexus on February 13, 2014
The Radeon R7 265's introduction, for now, puts AMD in a strong position in the £100-£120 category. Sapphire's implementation of the card is thoroughly decent, mating the GPU to a proven cooler that's both cool and quiet.90