AMD Radeon HD 6870 vs NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Comparison of Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce MX250 architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
50.4 GTexel / s
37.97 GTexel / s
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.
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
134.4 GB / s
48.06 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce MX250.
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
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.
APIs supported by Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce MX250, sometimes including their particular versions.
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
HD 6870 2616 +0.7%
GeForce MX250 2599
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce MX250. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
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)
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)
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.