Sapphire Radeon R7 260X: A Great Linux Graphics Card

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 29 January 2014. Page 7 of 8. 32 Comments
Sapphire AMD Radeon R7 260X Linux GPU

Xonotic with ultimate quality settings at 1920 x 1080 represents running a game that is more CPU bottlenecked, but for our GPU thermal readings and system power consumption still represents a valuable use-case.

Sapphire AMD Radeon R7 260X Linux GPU

The Sapphire Radeon R7 260X was running at a cool 40 Celisus on average while running this open-source first person shooter.

Sapphire AMD Radeon R7 260X Linux GPU

The Sapphire graphics card on the Kaveri system was burning through 137 Watts on average.

Sapphire AMD Radeon R7 260X Linux GPU

Xonotic is one of the more demanding open-source games that's popular but still not the most demanding OpenGL game. For this gaming use-case, the Radeon R7 260X offered a terrific performance-per-Watt that even exceeded the Radeon R9 260X. The Sapphire Radeon R7 260X performance-per-Watt surpassed the other AMD GPUs tested and was right behind NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 650 and GTX 760 graphics cards.


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