AMD Radeon Instinct MI250: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon Instinct MI250
Radeon Instinct MI250
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 128 GB
  • Memory type HBM2e
  • Memory clock speed 3.2 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021


AMD started Radeon Instinct MI250 sales 8 November 2021. This is CDNA 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 6 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 128 GB of HBM2e memory clocked at 3.2 GB/s are supplied, and together with 8192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 3,277 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. Two 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 500 Watt.

We have no data on Radeon Instinct MI250 benchmark results.

General info

Of Radeon Instinct MI250's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureCDNA 2.0
GPU code nameAldebaran
Market segmentDesktop
Release date8 November 2021 (recently)

Technical specs

Radeon Instinct MI250's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon Instinct MI250's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores13312of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Boost clock speed1700 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors58,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology6 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)500 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate1,414of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon Instinct MI250's 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).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon Instinct MI250: 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 typeHBM2e
Maximum RAM amount128 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width8192 Bit
Memory clock speed3.2 GB/sof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth3,277 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon Instinct MI250. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by Radeon Instinct MI250, sometimes including their particular versions.

Shader ModelN/A
OpenGLN/Aof 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon Instinct MI250 from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 3090.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090

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AMD Radeon Instinct MI250
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