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Graphic card specifications

Frequently asked questions R9 series

Question: I have a PCI express 2 motherboard, will a PCI express 3 card work?

Answer: Yes it will work fine. With even the best currently available GPUs there is very little ( a few percent) difference in performance between PCI-E 2 and 3.

AMD Radeon R9 Series specifications

R9 290X R9 290 R9 280X R9 270X R9 270
Memory Bandwidth Up to 320 GB/s Up to 320 GB/s Up to 288 GB/s Up to 179.2 GBP/s Up to 179.2 GBP/s
GPU Clock Speed Maximum Up to 1GHz Up to 947MHz Up to 1GHz Up to 1.05GHz Up to 925MHz
Memory Maximum Size Type Up to 4GB GDDR5 Up to 4GB GDDR5 Up to 3GB GDDR5 Up to 4GB GDDR5 Up to 2GB GDDR5
Stream Processing Units Up to 2816 Up to 2560 Up to 2048 Up to 1280 Up to 1280
GPU fabrication technology 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
Necessary Power Supply Connectors 1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin 1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin 1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin 2 x 6-pin 1 x 6-pin
Multiple GPU Support AMD CrossFire 4 cards AMD CrossFire 4 cards AMD CrossFire 4 cards AMD CrossFire 2 cards AMD CrossFire 2 cards
API Support OpenGL 4.3, DirectX® 11.2, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3, DirectX® 11.2, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3, DirectX® 11.2, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3, DirectX® 11.2, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3, DirectX® 11.2, Mantle,
Maximum PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
Form Factor Full height, dual slot Full height, dual slot Full height, dual slot Full height, dual slot Full height, dual slot
DDMA Audio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HDMI With 4K Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maximum displays With DVI/HDMI 3 3 3 3 3
Maximum displays With DisplayPort 4 4 4 4 4
Maximum displays With MST hub 6 6 6 6 6
Video Codec Engine Yes with Blu-ray 3D,H.264, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2, VC-1 Yes with Blu-ray 3D,H.264, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2, VC-1 Yes with Blu-ray 3D,H.264, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2, VC-1 Yes with Blu-ray 3D,H.264, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2, VC-1 Yes with Blu-ray 3D,H.264, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2, VC-1

AMD Radeon R7 Series specifications

R7 260X R7 260 R7 250 R7 240
GPU Clock Speed Up to 1.1GHz Up to 1GHz Up to 1.05GHz Up to 780MHz
Memory Bandwidth Up to 104 GB/s Up to 96 GB/s Up to 72 GB/s Up to 28.8-72 GB/s
Memory Size Type Up to 2GB GDDR5 Up to 2GB GDDR5 Up to 2GB GDDR5 or DDR3 Up to 2GB GDDR5 or DDR3
Stream Processing Units Up to 896 Up to 768 Up to 384 Up to 320
GPU fabrication technology 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
Required Power Supply Connectors 1 x 6-pin 1 x 6-pin N/A N/A
Multiple GPU Support CrossFire 2 cards CrossFire 2 cards CrossFire 2 cards CrossFire 2 cards
API Support OpenGL 4.3,DirectX® 11.2, Mantle OpenGL 4.3,DirectX® 11.2, Mantle OpenGL 4.3,DirectX® 11.2, Mantle OpenGL 4.3,DirectX® 11.2, Mantle
Maximum PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
Form Factor Full height, dual slot Full height, dual slot Full height, dual or single slot Low profile, single slot
DDMA Audio Yes Yes Yes Yes
HDMI With 4K Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi Display Support Maximum displays 3 with DVI/HDMI, 4 using DisplayPort, 6 with an MST hub 3 with DVI/HDMI, 4 using DisplayPort, 6 with an MST hub 2 2
Video Codec Engine With H.264, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2, VC-1 & Blu-ray 3D) With H.264, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2, VC-1 & Blu-ray 3D) - -

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