AMD Radeon R7 250: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R7 250
Radeon R7 250
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 0
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type DDR3, GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1150
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2013
Performance 3.75

Summary

AMD started Radeon R7 250 sales 1 October 2013 at a recommended price of $89. This is GCN architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 2 GB of DDR3, 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 dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 168 mm. N/A power connector is required, and power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

3.75%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R7 250's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating638
Value for money0.17
ArchitectureGCN (2011−2017)
GPU code nameOland XT
Market segmentDesktop
Designreference
Release date1 October 2013 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$89
Price now$379 (4.3x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon R7 250's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R7 250's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384of 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1050 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors950 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)75 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate25.20of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance716.8 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R7 250'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).

Bus supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8
Length168 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsN/A

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 250: 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 typeDDR3, GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed1150 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth72 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 250. 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 Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
HDMI+
DisplayPort support-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R7 250. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration+
CrossFire1
Enduro-
FreeSync1
HD3D-
PowerTune-
TrueAudio-
ZeroCore-
DDMA audio+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R7 250, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectXDirectX® 12
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Mantle-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R7 250. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R7 250 3.75
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

R7 250 1114

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

R7 250 12581

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

R7 250 2775

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R7 250 15080

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R7 250 2051

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R7 250 2145

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

R7 250 27

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R7 250. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 117 Mh/s  
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 3 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R7 250 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD19

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 4−5

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 4−5
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 4−5
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Metro Exodus 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Metro Exodus 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Metro Exodus 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R7 250 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 250 from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 545, which is slower by 2% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

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