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

Some basic facts about Radeon Instinct MI250: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureCDNA 2.0 (2021)
GPU code nameAldebaran
Market segmentDesktop
Release date8 November 2021 (1 year ago)

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 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1700 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors58,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology6 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)500 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate1,414of 959.6 (Radeon RX 7900 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 graphics 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 have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeHBM2e
Maximum RAM amount128 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width8192 Bit
Memory clock speed3.2 GB/sof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

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)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon Instinct MI250. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

We have no data on Radeon Instinct MI250 benchmark results.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon Instinct MI250 from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 4080.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080

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