Last week seems like a very productive period for AMD as the company has unveiled two new graphics card for its Radeon R7 series. First of them is the new Radeon R7 250X which is essentially a rebadge of Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition as both cards are using the same Cape Verde GPU.
Hence, the R7 250X features 640 stream processors with a clock speed of up to 1.0GHz alongside either one or two GB worth of GDDR5 RAM on a 128-bit bus. Despite being a rebadged model, the card does come with the support for the new Mantle API together with a lower price tag at launch than the original Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition.
Radeon R7 250X’s gaming performances according to AMD’s internal tests.
In addition to the R7 250X, there is also the Radeon R7 265 which is equipped with Pitcairn GPU – similar to Radeon HD 7850. It carries 1,024 stream processors with a clock speed of up to 925MHz together with 2GB GDDR5 RAM on a 256-bit bus. Unlike the R7 260 and R7 260X, this card does not come with AMD True Audio technology although it still supports Mantle API.
Radeon R7 265’s 3DMark Fire Strike results according to AMD’s internal tests.
Below is how the AMD Radeon R7 graphics card family currently looks like after the addition of the two new graphics cards above:
*RRP at launch was USD 139. The price drop will come when R7 265 hits the market.
While both Radeon R7 250X and R7 265 will be heading to stores within this month, the availability of both graphics cards in Malaysian market is not yet known at the moment. That being said, AMD Malaysia has confirmed to us that the price adjustment for R7 260X will be implemented in our market as well. So, do keep a look for these new Radeon R7 graphics cards at your favourite retailers soon.