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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250X GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac OC Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 312% 152%
Cyberpunk 2077 465% 246%
Doom Eternal 254% 116%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 312% 152%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 154% 55%
Halo: Reach 31% 20%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 465% 246%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 465% 246%
Grand Theft Auto VI 529% 284%
Need For Speed Heat 312% 152%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac OC Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 250X.

The Radeon R7 250X has a 40 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 Ti, but the GTX 560 Ti has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R7 250X. As a result, the GTX 560 Ti exhibits a 20.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon R7 250X. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon R7 250X has a 40 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 Ti, but the GTX 560 Ti has 16 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R7 250X. As a result, the GTX 560 Ti exhibits a 13.9 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Radeon R7 250X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R7 250X was released over three years more recently than the GTX 560 Ti, and so the Radeon R7 250X is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 560 Ti when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 250X has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 560 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 560 Ti has 56.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 250X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 Ti is much better than the Radeon R7 250X.

The Radeon R7 250X has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac OC Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250X is 517 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 699. The GTX 560 Ti having 182 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 560 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R7 250X.

The Radeon R7 250X transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560 Ti. This means that the Radeon R7 250X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560 Ti.

The Radeon R7 250X requires 80 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac OC Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 250X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed950 MHzvs910 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XTFermi GF114-400-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date10 Feb 2014vs01 Feb 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
8.8
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1600x900
6.6
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8.3
1920x1080
5.1
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6.5
2560x1440
3.4
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4.4
3840x2160
2.2
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs1002 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs128.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs384
Actual Shader Performance25%vs34%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs64
Texture Rate38 GTexel/svs58.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate15.2 GPixel/svs29.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 20 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

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.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac OC Edition is a special edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 560 Ti. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include an increase in the core-clock that went from 822MHz to 910MHz and a new cooling system.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance gain when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
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