AMD Drops R7 260X Pricing With R7 265 Launch

With AMD introducing lots of new cards to the R7 series they’ve decided it is time to readjust pricing. Today the R7 265 has been launched and with a price of $149 it makes the R7 260X uncompetitive at $139. As a result AMD have made the wise decision to drop the price of the R7 260X to $119. AMD’s R7 Series now has the following MSRP pricing:

  • R7 265 – $139.99
  • R7 260X – $119.99
  • R7 260 – $109.99
  • R7 250X – $99.99
  • R7 250 – $89.99
  • R7 240 – $69.99

Of course the pricing of these cards will vary by retailer and by the model in question as AMD’s board partners will choose to modify the cards in many ways. Either way we can say that the AMD R7 series looks a significant amount more attractive than it did when it was first released. What do you think of AMD’s complete R7 series and the product pricing?

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AMD Announces HD 7770 GHz Edition Rebrand, The Radeon R7 250X

While not exactly a new card for AMD, the R7 250X have been officially revealed. The new card, I mean old card, is a the HD 7770 GHz Edition and has been given a new name to bring it back to market to fill the gap between the current R7 250 and the R7 260.

The card is based on the Cape Verde hardware and features 640 stream processors, 40 texture unites, 16 ROPs and a GPU clock speed of 1000MHz. The card will also be available in both 1GB and 2GB formats via a 128-bit bus, although we do not know what type of memory has been used, we can only assume GDDR5 for the 1GB and DDR3 for the 2GB in a bid to keep costs as low as possible.

The R7 250X will hit the market later this week for around $99, putting is in the firing line of the Nvidia GTX 650 and it should give AMD a little bit of a performance lead in this end of the budget market.

Thank you Fudzilla for providing us with this information.

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Rumour- AMD R7 250X Inbound – $99 And A HD 7770 Rebrand

AMD is rumoured to be releasing an R7 250X graphics card very soon. The R7 250X will fill the gap between the R7 260 and R7 250. The specifications suggest we will see 640 stream processors, 16 ROPs and 40 TMUs making the unit physically identical to the HD 7770. Clock speeds are not known but considering the HD 7770 was clocked at 1GHz on the core and 4500MHz on the memory we should expect to see the R7 250X come with similar or higher clock speeds.

Currently two models have been spotted by VideoCardz, one from Sapphire (top) and one from ASUS (above). Pricing is expected to be around $99.99 and the European price is around €90. In the UK we should see a price of £75-85. 1GB and 2GB GDDR5 models are expected to be available.

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AMD R7-260 Mid Range Graphics Card Spotted

WCCFTech reports that AMD’s mid-range R7-260 graphics card has been spotted. The card looks pretty unique by AMD standards and isn’t really like anything we’ve seen before in terms of a reference design cooler.

The internal cooling solution of a coiled copper heatpipe interlaced with aluminium fins with a central fan blowing air through is very similar to what we’ve seen on a lot of HD 7790s including one we reviewed from Club3D. The outer shroud is pretty unique and is a design AMD hasn’t really used before, it boasts a load of ventilation inlets for improved airflow. Considering this card will probably be based on a rehashed HD 7850 or HD 7790 GPU it seems likely the new outer shroud design has been prepared to make the card seem new and different from existing HD 7000 series cards.

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