This Is my Full review of the sapphire r7 260x, NOTE: The winner of the giveaway will be announced at the end of the video! i'm not going to make a separate video on who won the giveaway, it's in this video!
EDIT: winner did not respond in 24 hours, new winner is MultiLuc28!
AMD Sapphire R7 260x Full Review: Gaming & Editing + Benchmarks & Temperatures
What's up guys, today I have a review of the sapphire r7 260x graphics card.
So let's begin with a quick look at the specifications, so the sapphire r7 260x comes with 2gb of gddr5 memory, 896 stream processors, it has a clock speed of 1050MHz and 6000MHZ of effective memory. It also supports AMD Mantle and True Audio, it is crossfire ready and you can setup eyefinity with it with 3D or a 4K resolution.
The graphics card itself, has a nice black and white scheme, it is also small and compact, which makes it fit easily in almost every case. it is only 7 inches long, and 4.2 inches wide. You also have a lot of ports available, you will get one dvi, one hdmi and one display port, and you can use the adapter that came with it if you still use a vga monitor.
Let's now take a look at the actual performance of this gpu. you can find the specs of the pc where the sapphire r7 260x has been tested with in the description below. So I ran a lot of games and benchmarks with it, but let's begin with the results of the games. So every game that I ran, was at high settings with no anti aliasing at 1080p. So first of we have battlefield 4, a very very demanding game were we got an average framerate of 46.4 Frames per second. Metro Last Light, another demanding game were we got an average framerate of 39.6 Frames per second. With Crysis 3 we got an average framerate of 48,5 Frames per second. With Tomb raider we got an average framerate of 53,8 Frames per second. With Bioshock infinite we got an average framerate of 61.3 Frames per second. And now to the benchmarks, With the unigine heaven benchmark, we got a minimum framerate of 18.0 Frames per second, a maximum framerate of 43,1 Frames per second with an average of 30.5 Frames per second. So over all, we got some impressive results with this budget gpu.
Of course is the power consumption and temperature of the gpu very important, so I ran the furmark benchmark, which will stress the gpu to it's maximum, for arround 15 minutes. I thought that this gpu was running actually quit hot on full load, The highest temperature that the gpu reached was around 77 degrees Celsius with stock speeds. But also with gaming, I found that the gpu was running very hot in a short amount of time. It is good that it's running below 80 degrees Celsius, but that it is already 77 degrees celcius with stock speed, is just too hot, because now when you want to overclock this gpu, the temperature will increase above 80 degrees celcius, it is really unfortunate because this gpu Overclocks quite well actually. However with just overclocking it a little bit, you can get a little bit more performance with a temperature arround 80 degrees celcius, but I found myself just running the gpu with its stock clock speed.
The amount of power the gpu was taking at full load was at it's highest point 132 watts. So make sure to have good airflow in your case as well as a good power supply with enough watts to provide the graphics card all the power it needs. This gpu Overclocks quite well, but if you overclock this card, the temperature will increase even more, for me it's just too hot, I like my graphics card to be running at arround 65 degrees on stock speeds and with overclocking max 75 to 80 degrees Celsius, which I got with another graphics card I've tested. ,but you can overclock it a little bit to get a bit more performance out of it, as long as you overclock it with an acceptable increase of the clock speeds, you won't run into any problems.
So the sapphire r7 260x comes with some impressive specifications and features at its price point. It's a great card for a budget pc build. The downside of this gpu, is that it draws a lot of power and runs very hot compared to similar graphics cards with the same performance. But other than that, it is still a great card, which will give you good performance and is a good value for money and it runs very quite too.
Anyway thanks for watching, I hope you enjoyed the video, give it a thumbs up, don't forget to subscribe to see the comparison between this gpu and the gtx 750, and I see you in the next video.