SAPPHIRE R7 260x (15 Mh/s for Ethash)

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SAPPHIRE R7 260x Review

SAPPHIRE Radeon R7 260X with new AMD TrueAudio Technology, enable games feature more realistic environmental dynamics, sound effects, and directional audio. With new AMD Eyefinity Technology, R7 260X now supports up to 3 monitors. With 2GB of the latest GDDR5 memory and 896 stream processors, and support for DirectX 11.2, the architecture is built to play the very latest games with perfectly smooth action even at higher resolutions., With SAPPHIRE R7 260x we where able to produce 15 Mh/s for Ethash, Ethereum hashing algorithm.

Sapphire Radeon R7 260x Review[edit]

In October 2013, AMD released their follow up to their Radeon HD 7790 that was released the previous April, the Radeon R7 260X. It is built on the 28 nm process and based on the XTX varioution of the Bonaire graphics processor. Unlike the HD 7790 that came before it, the R7 260X commonly features 2Gb of graphics memory. The Bonaire graphics processor also has many features that are only shared with AMD's Hawaii R9 290(X) and Vesuvius R9 295 flagship models. These include TrueAudio Technology and PowerPlay with ZeroCore Power Technology.

Sapphire offers a couple of different R7 260Xs, but it’s this “OC” model that includes dual DVI ports – something that could prove important to those planning on running a 3×1 monitor configuration. In addition to the DVIs, Sapphire offers DisplayPort and HDMI.

Taking a look at the top of the card, a single PCIe power connector is revealed, along with a CrossFire bridge nearer to the back. We also get a little glimpse at the cooler, which makes use of dual heatpipes.

Overall, the cooler design is pretty simple, as further evidenced in the shot below. It bundles two heatpipes and a bunch of fins and pushes warm air out the back with a quiet fan. The end of the card is a little interesting, as it’s hollowed-out, and the PCB runs right to the end. When’s the last time you saw a graphics card with so much bare PCB space?

Sapphire includes a software CD in the package, along with some minor paper materials, a DVI to VGA adapter, and a 4-pin (Molex) to 6-pin PCIe power cable. There’s nothing too exotic here, but we shouldn’t expect anything else at a <$140 pricepoint.

The last Sapphire Radeon R7 260x Price was US $99 for a piece, to add, the price was in 2014, as the video card is pretty old for this time.

R7 260x Features[edit]

  • Hash rate: 15 Mh/s
  • Cryptocurrency: Ethereum
  • Manufacturer: SAPPHIRE
  • Model: R7 260x
  • Core clock: 950
  • Mem clock: 1050
  • Hardware type: GPU
  • Os: Windows 10 x64
  • Mining software: crimson 16.2.1

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