AMD Radeon R7 250X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R7 250X

Summary

AMD started Radeon R7 250X sales 13 February 2014 at a recommended price of $99. This is GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.63 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 96 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 210 mm. 1 x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 80 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 8.65 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.70
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
GPU code name
Cape Verde
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Launch date
13 February 2014 (7 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$99
 
Price now
$192
 

Technical specs

Radeon R7 250X'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 250X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
640
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Boost clock
1000 MHz
 
Number of transistors
1,500 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
80 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
38.00
 
Floating-point performance
1,216 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R7 250X'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
210 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1 x 6-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 250X: 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
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
1625 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
96 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 250X. 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 Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
 
Eyefinity
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Technologies

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

CrossFire
+
 
FreeSync
+
 
DDMA audio
+
 

API support

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

DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
Shader Model
5.1
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
1.2
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R7 250X. 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.

8.65

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.

2860

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.

2268

Mining hashrates

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

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
152 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R7 250X 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.

NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon R7 250X's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 460, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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