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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250X Quadro FX 4600
Red Dead Redemption 2 312% 1109%
Halo: Reach 31% 284%
Cyberpunk 2077 465% 1561%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 312% 1109%
Doom Eternal 254% 940%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 465% 1561%
Grand Theft Auto VI 529% 1747%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 154% 646%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 465% 1561%
Need For Speed Heat 312% 1109%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 250X are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 4600.

The Radeon R7 250X was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 4600, 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 Quadro FX 4600 when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 250X has 1280 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 4600, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon R7 250X also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon R7 250X has 4.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro FX 4600, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R7 250X is marginally better than the Quadro FX 4600.

The Radeon R7 250X has 640 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 4600 has 112. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250X is 517 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 4600 is 56. The Radeon R7 250X having 461 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R7 250X delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro FX 4600.

The Radeon R7 250X transistor size technology is 62 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 4600. This means that the Radeon R7 250X is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 4600.

The Radeon R7 250X requires 80 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 4600 requires 134 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 250X and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 4600. The Quadro FX 4600 requires 54 Watts more than the Radeon R7 250X to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 4600 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 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XTG80GL
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date10 Feb 2014vs05 Mar 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs768 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs67.2GB/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 Units640vs112
Actual Shader Performance25%vs3%
Texture Mapping Units40vs-
Texture Rate38 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate15.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Wattsvs134 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 20 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

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.
A revolutionary unified architecture, NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5600 and 4600 graphics boards deliver optimized application performance. Combining the industry's most advanced feature set, including largest frame buffers, with a C programming environment, Quadro solutions solve the most complex problems. The reference standard for Shader Model 4.0, Quadro FX 5600 and 4600 enables next generation applications with unprecedented image quality.
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