When AMD announced its Radeon R7 250X we weren't surprised, since rumors already surfaced long before the card made it to an announcement. This time though, AMD has crept up on us with the Radeon R7 265 graphics card, skipping all excitement and jumping straight to the official announcement.
The Radeon R7 265 is the highest-performing graphics card from AMD's mid-range R7 series of graphics cards, and is set to compete with the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost and the upcoming GTX 750 Ti. It is meant to replace the Radeon HD 7850, though it carries slightly elevated GPU and memory clocks.
The GPU features a total of 1024 stream processors, which can run at speeds of up to 925 MHz on reference boards. The memory will run at an effective speed of 5.6 GHz, though remaining at 2 GB over a 256-bit memory interface.
Typically, the graphics card will consume up to 150 W, meaning that a six-pin PCIe power connector will be required to power the card.
The card will hit shelves soon, with MSRP pricing set at $150.