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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250X FireGL V8600
Red Dead Redemption 2 312% 1202%
Doom Eternal 254% 1019%
Cyberpunk 2077 465% 1688%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 312% 1202%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 154% 703%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 465% 1688%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 465% 1688%
Grand Theft Auto VI 529% 1889%
Need For Speed Heat 312% 1202%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 84% 50%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 250X are massively better than the AMD FireGL V8600.

The Radeon R7 250X was released over three years more recently than the FireGL V8600, 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 FireGL V8600 when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 250X has 1024 MB more video memory than the FireGL V8600, 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 FireGL V8600 has 39.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 250X, which means that the memory performance of the FireGL V8600 is noticeably better than the Radeon R7 250X.

The Radeon R7 250X has 640 Shader Processing Units and the FireGL V8600 has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250X is 517 and the actual shader performance of the FireGL V8600 is 143. The Radeon R7 250X having 374 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R7 250X delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the FireGL V8600.

The Radeon R7 250X requires 80 Watts to run but there is no entry for the FireGL V8600. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 250X and a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the FireGL V8600. The FireGL V8600 has been recommended a PSU with 200 Watts more than the Radeon R7 250X. The difference is significant enough that the FireGL V8600 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 MHzvs688 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XT-
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date10 Feb 2014vs01 Jan 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs868 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR4
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs111.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs320
Actual Shader Performance25%vs7%
Technology28nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units40vs-
Texture Rate38 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate15.2 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 20 Ampsvs650 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

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.
The ATI FireGL range of video cards, renamed to FirePro 3D in late 2008, is the series specifically for CAD (Computer Aided Design) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) software, usually found in workstations. The FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, and mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, whereas Radeon counterparts are suited towards video games. FireGL drivers were built with maximum image quality and pixel precision, with CAD specific functionalities such as the recently introduced AutoDetection Technology to tune the parameters inside the driver to achieve maximum performance for predefined list of software. However, because the drivers are also based on the Catalyst drivers made for the Radeon line, it makes them suitable for gaming, at the expense of probable compatibility issues with the very latest games due to the age of the drivers, with FireGL cards in theory pushing more data than their Radeon gaming counterparts.
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