AMD launched the Radeon R7 265, a mainstream graphics card designed to fill the price gap between the $119 Radeon R7 260X, and the $179 Radeon R9 270.
Based on AMD's Pitcairn GPU, the R7 265 is a variant of the Radeon HD 7850, but it has received higher GPU and memory clockspeeds.
The 265 is nearly identical to 270, dropping 4 CUs and leaving 265 at 16 CUs (1024 SPs) but otherwise leaving it unchanged.
Clockspeeds are identical to the 270. 265 gets the same 900MHz base clock and 925MHz boost clock, and meanwhile the memory clock for the card?s 2GB of GDDR5 stands at 5.6GHz.
The 265's "typical board power" stands at 150W.
The 265 lacks functionality such as TrueAudio and XDMA that are found on the Bonaire (GCN 1.1) based R7 260X and R7 260.
The Radeon R7 265 starts at US $149.99.