AMD Radeon R7 250E vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650

Price now 291$
Games supported 62%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1058
  • Max video memory 2048
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5.0 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon R7 250E
Radeon R7 250E
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 800 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4500 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 599$
Games supported 39%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating550not rated
Place by popularity26no data
Value for money0.41no data
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)GCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code nameGK107Cape Verde
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date6 September 2012
(10 years old)
20 December 2013
(9 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$109 $109
Current price$291 (2.7x MSRP)$599 (5.5x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384512
CUDA cores384no data
Core clock speed1058 MHz800 MHz
Number of transistors1,270 million1,500 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)64 Watt55 Watt
Texture fill rate33.9 billion/sec25.60
Floating-point performance812.5 gflops819.2 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 supportPCI Express 3.0no data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length5.70" (14.5 cm)168 mm
Height4.38" (11.1 cm)no data
Supplementary power connectorsOne 6-pinNone


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GB1 GB
Memory bus width128-bit GDDR5128 Bit
Memory clock speed5.0 GB/s4500 MHz
Memory bandwidth80.0 GB/s72 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsOne Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One Mini HDMI1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Multi monitor support4 displaysno data
HDCP+no data
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536no data
Audio input for HDMIInternalno data


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

3D Blu-Ray+no data
3D Gaming+no data
3D Vision+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.15.1
CUDA+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 650 2270
R7 250E 1970

GeForce GTX 650 outperforms Radeon R7 250E by 15% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 650 and Radeon R7 250E. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 26 Mh/s 98 Mh/s

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 6 September 2012 20 December 2013
Memory bandwidth 80 72
Pipelines / CUDA cores 384 512
Thermal design power (TDP) 64 Watt 55 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
GeForce GTX 650


AMD Radeon R7 250E
Radeon R7 250E

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 650 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 650 from AMD is Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop).

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Competitors of Radeon R7 250E by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 250E from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 650.

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