AMD Radeon R7 250E: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

AMD started Radeon R7 250E sales 20 December 2013 at a recommended price of $109 . This is a GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 72 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 168 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 55 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 4.27% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about Radeon R7 250E: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking626
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money0.10
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code nameCape Verde
Market segmentDesktop
Release date20 December 2013 (10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$109
Current price$599 (5.5x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores512of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed800 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,500 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)55 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate25.60of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance819.2 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon R7 250E and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length168 mm
Width1-slot
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 250E: 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed4500 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth72 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Video outputs and ports

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

API support

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

DirectX12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon R7 250E. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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.

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 graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

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Mining hashrates

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

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 98 Mh/s  

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R7 250E 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.

Relative perfomance

Radeon R7 250E's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon R7 250E is GeForce GT 750M Mac Edition, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our ranking.

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