AMD Radeon Instinct MI250: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
- Core clock speed
- Max video memory 128 GB
- Memory type HBM2e
- Memory clock speed 3.2 Gbps
- Maximum resolution
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.
Of Radeon Instinct MI250's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||not rated|
|GPU code name||Aldebaran|
|Release date||8 November 2021 (recently)|
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 cores||13312||of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)|
|Boost clock speed||1700 MHz||of 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)|
|Number of transistors||58,200 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||6 nm||of 5 (Apple M1 GPU)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||500 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||1,414||of 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).
|Interface||PCIe 4.0 x16|
|Supplementary power connectors||2x 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.
|Maximum RAM amount||128 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||8192 Bit|
|Memory clock speed||3.2 GB/s||of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)|
|Memory bandwidth||3,277 GB/s||of 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 Connectors||No outputs|
APIs supported by Radeon Instinct MI250, sometimes including their particular versions.
|OpenGL||N/A||of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)|
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon Instinct MI250 from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 3090.
Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.
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