Despite the fact that the release of the video took place a few years ago, at the moment it is a good choice between the decisions of the budget and mid-range. Its key feature is the 2 GB GDDR5-memory, 128-bit memory bus, support for DirectX 11.2 and a good set of connectors.
Along with the video card is supplied User Guide, CD with software and power connector.
The bulk of the video, which immediately catches the eye, holds the cooling system.
The one-piece aluminum heatsink with cooler covered decorative plastic cover with a glossy finish.
Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X implemented a dual-slot design, and is taken as a basis for PCB blue. The length of the video card is 23.3 cm, and the cooling system is not substantially beyond the card.
On the interface panel you can find a classic set of connectors – DVI-D, DVI-I, DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI.
The fee is based on the graphic chip AMD Bonaire, made on 28-nm process with 869 stream processors and a base frequency of 1100 MHz, which overclocking is raised to 1188 GHz. Near the chip soldered chip GDDR5 memory of SK Hynix. They are connected by a 128-bit bus.
The power system is implemented in a 4 + 1 + 1.
Cooling and Overclocking
The processor is in contact with the aluminum radiator. As a bridge here, a special thermal pad., As provided for blowing enough performance 95 mm cooler from Power Logic.
The average value of the room temperature was approximately 25 ° C.
In idle chip operating at about 32 ° C, while fans swirled around 40% of capacity. The noise level remains minimal. To use proprietary application acceleration Gigabyte OC Guru II. Since it was possible to increase the GPU frequency up to 1250 MHz, and the memory frequency up to 1800 MHz. Unfortunately, during a crackdown failed to raise the voltage. At that moment, when the temperature of the graphics chip has reached the mark of 80 ° C cooler working at 80% of full power. The noise level is not caused discomfort.
During testing, the video using the popular synthetic benchmarks (3DMark 11, 3DMark 13, and Heaven Benchmark 4.0), the average value of productivity growth stood at about 8%.
As I mentioned at the beginning of the review, despite the age of the video, and now it is a fairly good solution between the graphics and the available options for the average. This card will cope with the most popular games of the last time – GTA 5, The Witcher 3, Mortal Combat X and others, though at medium graphics settings.