R7 250 OEM vs 550X 640SP

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

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Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
GCN 4.0
GPU code name
Oland
 
Lexa
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
8 October 2013 (7 years ago)
 
11 April 2018 (3 years ago)
Price now
$289
 
$99

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
384
 
640
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
1019 MHz
Boost clock speed
1050 MHz
 
1071 MHz
Number of transistors
950 million
 
2,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
65 Watt
 
50 Watt
Texture fill rate
25.20
 
42.84
Floating-point performance
806.4 gflops
 
1,371 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 3.0 x8
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
DDR3
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
 
6000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
32 GB/s
 
48 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (11_1)
 
12 (12_0)
Shader Model
5.1
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131

Competitors of Radeon R7 250 OEM from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 250 OEM from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 650.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R7 250 OEM:

Competitors of Radeon 550X 640SP from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon 550X 640SP from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 960A.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon 550X 640SP:

Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 250 OEM

Wider memory bus (128 vs 64 bit)

Advantages of AMD Radeon 550X 640SP

Much newer (11 April 2018 vs 8 October 2013)

Cheaper ($99 vs $289)

More pipelines (640 vs 384)

Higher memory bandwidth (48 vs 32 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)

Lower power consumption (50W vs 65W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R7 250 OEM and AMD Radeon 550X 640SP. We've got no test results to judge.

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