NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 vs AMD Radeon R7 M365X

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
AMD Radeon R7 M365X

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTS 250 and Radeon R7 M365X architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.17
 
n/d
Architecture
Tesla
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
G92B
 
Litho
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
4 March 2009
 
5 May 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
n/d
Price now
$115
 
n/d

Technical specs

GeForce GTS 250 and Radeon R7 M365X's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTS 250 and Radeon R7 M365X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
128
 
384
CUDA cores
128
 
n/d
Compute units
n/d
 
6
Core clock speed
1836 MHz
 
900 MHz
Boost Clock
n/d
 
825 MHz
Transistor count
754 million
 
1,040 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
n/d
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
47.2 billion / sec
 
23.04 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
387.1 gflops
 
737.3 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTS 250 and Radeon R7 M365X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
n/d
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Length
9" (228.6 mm) (22.9 cm)
 
n/d
Height
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin
 
n/d
SLI options
2-way3-way
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTS 250 and Radeon R7 M365X: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1100 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
70.4 GB / s
 
64 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTS 250 and Radeon R7 M365X.
Display Connectors
2x DVI
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
Two Dual Link DVI
 
n/d
Multi monitor support
+
 
n/d
Eyefinity
-
 
+
HDMI
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
n/d
Audio input for HDMI
S / PDIF
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTS 250 and Radeon R7 M365X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
-
 
+
HD3D
-
 
+
PowerTune
-
 
+
DualGraphics
-
 
+
ZeroCore
-
 
+
Switchable graphics
-
 
+
3D Vision
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTS 250 and Radeon R7 M365X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
DirectX® 12
OpenGL
3.0
 
4.4
OpenCL
n/d
 
Not Listed
Mantle
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTS 250 and Radeon R7 M365X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTS 250 0.16
R7 M365X 0.81 +406.3%

Passmark

GTS 250 876
R7 M365X 905 +3.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTS 250 and Radeon R7 M365X are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (70.4 vs 64 GB/s)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
HDMI
3D Vision Surround

Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 M365X

406.3% faster (about 5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (5 May 2015 vs 4 March 2009)
More pipelines (384 vs 128)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 55 nm)
EyefinitySupport
FreeSync
HD3DMenu
PowerTuneMenu
DualGraphics
ZeroCoreMenu
SwitchableGraphics
MantleMenu

So, GTS 250 or R7 M365X?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon R7 M365X.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTS 250 and Radeon R7 M365X, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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