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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250X FirePro W8000
Red Dead Redemption 2 312% 151%
Doom Eternal 254% 116%
Cyberpunk 2077 465% 245%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 312% 151%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 154% 55%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 465% 245%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 465% 245%
Grand Theft Auto VI 529% 284%
Need For Speed Heat 312% 151%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 84% 90%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro W8000 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 250X.

The Radeon R7 250X was released over a year more recently than the FirePro W8000, and so the Radeon R7 250X is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the FirePro W8000.

The FirePro W8000 has 2048 MB more video memory than the Radeon R7 250X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the FirePro W8000 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FirePro W8000 has 104 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 250X, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro W8000 is massively better than the Radeon R7 250X.

The Radeon R7 250X has 640 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro W8000 has 1792. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250X is 517 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro W8000 is 1048. The FirePro W8000 having 531 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro W8000 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R7 250X.

The Radeon R7 250X requires 80 Watts to run and the FirePro W8000 requires 225 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 250X. The FirePro W8000 requires 145 Watts more than the Radeon R7 250X to run. The difference is significant enough that the FirePro W8000 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon R7 250X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed950 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XTTahiti Pro
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date10 Feb 2014vs14 Jun 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs1375 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs176GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs1792
Actual Shader Performance25%vs50%
Texture Mapping Units40vs-
Texture Rate38 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate15.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Wattsvs225 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 20 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

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Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 250X is a fast-middle-class Graphics Card based on the Graphics Core Next architecture. It offers the Cape Verde XT GPU.
The Cape Verde XT Core is a GCN 1.1 GPU and was first seen on Radeon HD 7770 and then re-used in the OEM only Radeon HD 8760.
It offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bits memory interface of fast GDDR5.
Radeon R7 250X comes clocked at 950MHz (though there might be some 1GHz versions) and has its operating memory clock set at 1125MHz. The rated TDP board is of 80W and the release price around $99.
This card should come in 1GB and 2GB versions, though both will offer the same performance.
Its performance has proven to be exactly like Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition (if clocked at 1GHz) and thus this card is not suited for 1080p gaming but it can handle 720p with ease. The 950MHz versions will be around 3% slower.
FirePro W8000 is a server GPU based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the Tahiti Pro Core (same used on 7950) and therefore offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 256-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked at 900MHz while the memory clock operates at 1375MHZ.
Compared to Radeon HD 7950, its central unit is slightly higher clocked but comes equipped with a 256-bit bus width (against 7950's 384-bit) and so it features less memory bandwidth.
Overall, its gaming performance is considerably lower than Radeon HD 7950 because Radeon HD 7950 benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro W8000 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be between 10% and 15% worse than Radeon HD 7950.
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