HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X² 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review

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CryptoCurrency Mining Performance (Scrypt)


In response to growing enthusiasm to the world of cryptocurrencies we have started to benchmark graphics card for their mining power. While Bitcoin mining is pointless and unprofitable on consumer hardware, Scrypt mining can still be profitable due to the current absence of Scrypt ASIC miners. We use CGMiner for AMD cards and CUDA miner for Nvidia cards to benchmark their Scrypt Hashing performance. You can see configurations for Scrypt-hashing and more Scrypt hashing results here. Our results are by no means the absolute best that is possible for each of the graphics cards we test, these results are based on the factory clock speeds of the graphics cards and we do not spend that much time tweaking to find the optimal settings. You WILL be able to achieve better performance through better optimised settings and by overclocking. Though we hope these results should give you a rough idea of what to aim for if you choose one of the graphics cards we have tested. Please note we are using the recent major update for CUDA miner that dramatically increases Nvidia mining performance.

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Article Index

  1. Introduction, Specifications and Packaging
  2. A Closer Look
  3. Test System and Procedures
  4. 3DMark
  5. 3DMark 11
  6. Unigine Heaven 4.0
  7. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  8. Batman: Arkham Origins
  9. Battlefield 4
  10. Bioshock Infinite
  11. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  12. Metro: Last Light
  13. Tomb Raider
  14. Performance Summary
  15. CryptoCurrency Mining Performance (Scrypt)
  16. Compute Performance
  17. Noise Levels
  18. Power Consumption
  19. Temperatures
  20. Overclocking & Overclocked Performance
  21. Final Thoughts
  22. View All

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6 Comments on HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X² 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review

  • Avatar Derek Johnstone Macrae says:

    I have to ask myself, has amd shot themselves, and the 260x by releasing the 265 ?……probably, buying an overclocked 260x for the same price as a stock 265 will never make sense, seeing as they cost the same, but the 265 is around 35% faster.

    • Avatar Ryan Martin says:

      Yes I agree, I think AMD have priced a lot of the R7 series way too close for comfort. But I guess from a consumer standpoint the more options the better right?

      Edit: also I think a lot of the problem is when AMD reduced the R7 260X MSRP down from $140 to $120 a lot of retailers didn’t drop prices in response. Then when the R7 265 came out you find a lot of R7 260Xs with a similar price. But if you can pick up a decent R7 260X for $120 then that’s 20% cheaper for a card that is 20-25% slower so in my opinion that’s a decent deal.

  • Avatar Casecutter says:

    Notice in the OC page that you said the GTX 750Ti was an OC card?

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