AMD Radeon HD 6870 vs NVIDIA GeForce MX250

AMD Radeon HD 6870
NVIDIA GeForce MX250

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce MX250 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
39.96
 
n/d
Architecture
TeraScale 2
 
Pascal
Code name
Barts
 
GP108
Type
Desktop
 
Laptop
Design
reference
 
n/d
Release date
21 October 2010
 
21 February 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$239
 
n/d
Price now
$90
 
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Technical specs

Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce MX250's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce MX250's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1120
 
384
Core clock speed
n/d
 
1518 MHz
Boost Clock
900 MHz
 
1582 MHz
Transistor count
1,700 million
 
1,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
151 Watt
 
10 Watt
Texture fill rate
50.4 GTexel / s
 
37.97 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,016.0 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce MX250 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
n/d
 
large
Bus support
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
220 mm
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce MX250: 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
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
1050 MHz
 
6008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
134.4 GB / s
 
48.06 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce MX250.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
 
No outputs
Eyefinity
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce MX250. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
+
 
-
Multi Monitor
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce MX250, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.6
Vulkan
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce MX250. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

HD 6870 11.06 +0.6%
GeForce MX250 10.99

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

HD 6870 26437 +20.4%
GeForce MX250 21955

3DMark Fire Strike Score

HD 6870 3002
GeForce MX250 3232 +7.7%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

HD 6870 3141
GeForce MX250 3677 +17.1%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

HD 6870 4218
GeForce MX250 4644 +10.1%

3DMark Vantage Performance

HD 6870 17773 +7.8%
GeForce MX250 16488

Passmark

HD 6870 2616 +0.7%
GeForce MX250 2599

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce MX250. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
213 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce MX250 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6870

0.6% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (1120 vs 384)
Higher memory bandwidth (134.4 vs 48.06 GB/s)
EyefinitySupport
HDMI
CrossfireX

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX250

Much newer (21 February 2019 vs 21 October 2010)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (10 vs 151 watts)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Multi Monitor

So, HD 6870 or MX250?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 6870 and NVIDIA GeForce MX250. The differences in performance seem too small.
Be aware that Radeon HD 6870 is a desktop card while GeForce MX250 is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce MX250, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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