AMD Radeon R7 250: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R7 250

Summary

AMD started Radeon R7 250 sales 8 October 2013 at a recommended price of $89. This is GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 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 1-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 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 7.28 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of Radeon R7 250's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
13.98
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Cape Verde
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
8 October 2013
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$89
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$181
 
of 10560 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

Radeon R7 250's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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
384
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,500 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 7
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
22.4 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
716.8 gflops
 
of 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 support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
168 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
N / 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 type
DDR3 / GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1150 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
72 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 250.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
HDMI
+
 

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
+
 
CrossFire
+
 
FreeSync
+
 
DDMA audio
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R7 250, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

7.28

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

15080

3DMark Fire Strike Score

2051

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

2145

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

2775

3DMark Vantage Performance

12581

Unigine Heaven 3.0

27

Passmark

1405

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 FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R7 250 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 250 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 660 OEM, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 77 positions in our rating.

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