AMD Radeon R7 250 technical specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R7 250

Summary

AMD started Radeon R7 250 sales 8 October 2013 at a recommended price of 89 USD. This is a GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2048 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.15 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 72 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 168 mm. An additional n/a power connector is required, and power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 9.29 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
44.09
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Oland
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
8 October 2013
 
Launch price (MSRP)
89 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
64.17 USD
 
of 4765 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,040 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
25.2
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
806.4 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card 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 the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
Length
168 mm
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
N/A
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1150 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
72 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
 
HDMI
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AppAcceleration
+
 
CrossFire
+
 
FreeSync
+
 
DDMA audio
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
9.29
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
163616.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
15080.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2051.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
2145.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
2775.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
12581.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
27.40
 
 
Passmark
1409
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
1840
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining performance. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
117 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
3 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
1.27
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
98.20
 
medium / 768p
66.70
 
high / 768p
42.70
 
ultra / 1080p
14.90
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
76.20
 
medium / 768p
46.10
 
high / 768p
28.70
 
ultra / 1080p
10.60
 

Relative perfomance

Overall video card performance compared to nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 250 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 460 768MB, which is faster by 8%.

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