AMD Launches Radeon R7 265 and Readies Radeon R9 280
AMD recently released the $100 Radeon R7 250x, and now Videocardz reports that AMD has also launched the Radeon R7 265 and will bring the Radeon R9 280 this June.
The Radeon R7 265 is a Radeon HD 7850 refresh. It features a Pitcairn core with 1024 stream processors, 64 TMUs, 32 ROPS, and has 2GB GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit bus at 4.8GHz clock speed with 153.6 GB/s bandwidth. The card is powered by a single 6-pin connector with a max TDP of 130. The card is already available and priced around $159.99.
The Radeon R9 280 is essentially a rebranded Radeon HD 7950 with similar specifications. It's still using the same 28nm Tahiti Pro GPU core with up to 1792 stream processors, 112 TMUs, 32 ROPS, and has 3GB GDDR5 memory on a 384-bit bus to create a clock speed of 5.0 GHz with 224GB/s bandwidth. While the exact core clock is unknown, it is expected to have a large TDP of 200W and requires 6+6 connector pins. This card is expected to launch in June, priced at $249.99.