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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250X GeForce GTX 650 Ti Zotac Boost Edition
Halo: Reach 31% 22%
Cyberpunk 2077 465% 238%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 154% 52%
Red Dead Redemption 2 312% 146%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 312% 146%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 465% 238%
Doom Eternal 254% 112%
Grand Theft Auto VI 529% 276%
FIFA 20 119% 31%
Need For Speed Heat 312% 146%

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

The GTX 650 Ti has a 43 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R7 250X. This results in the GTX 650 Ti providing 25.6 GTexel/s better texturing performance. 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 Ti has a 43 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R7 250X. This results in the GTX 650 Ti providing 8.6 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 less than a year after the GTX 650 Ti, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 250X and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Zotac Boost 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 Ti has 72.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 250X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 650 Ti is much better than the Radeon R7 250X.

The Radeon R7 250X has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Zotac Boost Edition has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250X is 517 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 813. The GTX 650 Ti having 296 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 650 Ti 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 GeForce GTX 650 Ti Zotac Boost Edition requires 140 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 250X and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 650 Ti. The GTX 650 Ti requires 60 Watts more than the Radeon R7 250X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 650 Ti 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 MHzvs993 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1059 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XTKepler GK106-240-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date10 Feb 2014vs26 Mar 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs144.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 384 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs768
Actual Shader Performance25%vs39%
Texture Mapping Units40vs64
Texture Rate38 GTexel/svs63.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs24
Pixel Rate15.2 GPixel/svs23.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Wattsvs140 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 20 Ampsvs450 Watts & 24 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 i5-3450 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

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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 Ti Zotac Boost Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Edition (not to be confused with the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti).
This GFX has its central unit overclocked out of the box from 980MHz to 993MHz (up to 1059MHz in Turbo), while the memory clock was left untouched. A new dual-fan cooling system is also featured.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is on level with the reference card, despite its small OC.
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