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AMD announces the Radeon R7 265

AMD’s new mid-range card will compete against Nvidia’s upcoming GTX 750.

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While Nvidia and AMD fought a GPU arms race for the high-end side of the graphics market this fall, now the two seem to be dueling for the hearts and minds of users in the market for a mid-range card.

AMD’s new R7 265 — designed to go head-to-head with Nvidia’s upcoming GTX 750 — is clocked at 925 MHz on reference boards, and features 1,024 stream processors. The card comes with 2GB of GDDR 5 memory on at 5.6Gbps on a 256-bit bus.


Though not confirmed, the card appears to be a rebrand of the Radeon HD 7850.

AMD says the card will require 150 W, delivered via a six-pin PCIe power connector.

The card will be hitting stores soon with an MSRP of $150. AMD says the card will be available from the usual assortment of add-in-board partners including Sapphire, Power Color, XFX, Asus, Gigabyte and MSI.

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