AMD launches Radeon R7 260 mainstream graphics card. Priced at between 100-120 USD, R7 260 employs Bonaire graphics processing unit found in Radeon R7 260X, HD 7790 graphics cards and Microsoft Xbox One peasantbox.
R7 260 specifications include core clock of 1 GHz, 768 stream processors, 48 texture mounting units (TMUs), 16 ROPs and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory connected to GPU via 128-bit bus and running at 1500 MHz (6 GHz effective). In comparison, higher-end R7 260X features 896 stream processors, 56 TMUs, 2GB of memory along with higher core and memory clocks at 1100 MHz and 1625 MHz (6.5 GHz effective), respectively. It's likely that AMD's add-in board partners will release 2GB versions of R7 260 as well. Card has TDP rating of 95W and is fed through single PCI-E power connector. Connectivity includes DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort. R7 260 includes DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.3 APIs, as well as AMD's Mantle and TrueAudio.
Being priced at 100-120 USD price range, R7 260 should compete with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 650 Ti, which, despite architectural differences, features the same amount of stream processors.