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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250X GeForce GTX 650 Zotac AMP! Edition
Halo: Reach 31% 33%
Cyberpunk 2077 465% 476%
Red Dead Redemption 2 312% 319%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 154% 159%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 312% 319%
Doom Eternal 254% 260%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 465% 476%
Grand Theft Auto VI 529% 540%
FIFA 20 119% 123%
Need For Speed Heat 312% 319%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 250X are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Zotac AMP! Edition.

The GTX 650 has a 239 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R7 250X, but both GPUs exhibit the same Texture Fill Rate. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 650 has a 239 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R7 250X and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 650 providing 3.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. 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 a year more recently than the GTX 650, 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 GTX 650.

The Radeon R7 250X and the GeForce GTX 650 Zotac AMP! Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 650 has 17.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 250X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 650 is slightly better than the Radeon R7 250X.

The Radeon R7 250X has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 Zotac AMP! Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250X is 517 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 is 457. The Radeon R7 250X having 60 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 650 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R7 250X requires 80 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 650 Zotac AMP! 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 MHzvs1189 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XTKepler GK107-450-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date10 Feb 2014vs01 Sep 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs89.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs384
Actual Shader Performance25%vs22%
Texture Mapping Units40vs32
Texture Rate38 GTexel/svs38 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate15.2 GPixel/svs19 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs2
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 20 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

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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 650 Zotac AMP! Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 2GB.
This special edition comes with a custom cooling solution and overclocked out of the box to 1089MHz (core-clock) and to 1400MHz (memory clock).
The overclocking is extreme but until benchmarks become available, this GPU's rank is subject to change.
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