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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250X GeForce 9500 GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 312% 1197%
Cyberpunk 2077 465% 1682%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 154% 700%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 465% 1682%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 312% 1197%
Doom Eternal 254% 1015%
FIFA 20 119% 591%
Grand Theft Auto VI 529% 1882%
Need For Speed Heat 312% 1197%
Halo: Reach 31% 312%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 250X are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT.

The Radeon R7 250X has a 400 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 9500 GT. This results in the Radeon R7 250X providing 29.2 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 Radeon R7 250X has a 400 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the GeForce 9500 GT. This results in the Radeon R7 250X providing 10.8 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 three years more recently than the GeForce 9500 GT, 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 GeForce 9500 GT when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 250X has 1536 MB more video memory than the GeForce 9500 GT, 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 46.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 9500 GT, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R7 250X is noticeably better than the GeForce 9500 GT.

The Radeon R7 250X has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9500 GT has 32. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250X is 517 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9500 GT is 18. The Radeon R7 250X having 499 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R7 250X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 9500 GT.

The Radeon R7 250X transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9500 GT. This means that the Radeon R7 250X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9500 GT.

The Radeon R7 250X requires 80 Watts to run and the GeForce 9500 GT requires 50 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 250X and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GeForce 9500 GT. The Radeon R7 250X requires 30 Watts more than the GeForce 9500 GT to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon R7 250X to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 9500 GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed950 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XTTesla G96C
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date10 Feb 2014vs29 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
8.8
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1600x900
6.6
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3.6
1920x1080
5.1
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2.4
2560x1440
3.4
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1.5
3840x2160
2.2
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs32
Actual Shader Performance25%vs1%
Technology28nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs16
Texture Rate38 GTexel/svs8.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs8
Pixel Rate15.2 GPixel/svs4.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 20 Ampsvs350 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1024x768

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.
Overview
GeForce 9500 GT is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed G96C which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 32 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 550MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 800MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 50W, it requires at least a 350W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with GeForce 8600 GTS, meaning it is much faster than Radeon HD 3650.
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