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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250X Radeon HD 5830
Halo: Reach 31% 26%
Cyberpunk 2077 465% 443%
Red Dead Redemption 2 312% 295%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 154% 144%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 312% 295%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 465% 443%
Doom Eternal 254% 240%
Grand Theft Auto VI 529% 504%
FIFA 20 119% 110%
Need For Speed Heat 312% 295%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5830 are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R7 250X.

The Radeon R7 250X has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 5830, but the Radeon HD 5830 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R7 250X. As a result, the Radeon HD 5830 exhibits a 6.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon R7 250X. 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 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 5830 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon R7 250X providing 2.4 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 Radeon HD 5830, 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 Radeon HD 5830 when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 250X has 1024 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 5830, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The Radeon HD 5830 has 56 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 250X, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 5830 is much better than the Radeon R7 250X.

The Radeon R7 250X has 640 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5830 has 1120. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250X is 517 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 5830 is 582. The Radeon HD 5830 having 65 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 5830 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R7 250X.

The Radeon R7 250X transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 5830. This means that the Radeon R7 250X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 5830. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon R7 250X should consume less power than the Radeon HD 5830.

The Radeon R7 250X requires 80 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 5830 requires 175 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 250X and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Radeon HD 5830. The Radeon HD 5830 requires 95 Watts more than the Radeon R7 250X to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon HD 5830 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon R7 250X.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed950 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XTEvergreen Cypress LE
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date10 Feb 2014vs01 Feb 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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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 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs128GB/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 Units640vs1120
Actual Shader Performance25%vs28%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs56
Texture Rate38 GTexel/svs44.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate15.2 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Wattsvs175 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 20 Ampsvs500 Watts & 40 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-860S Quad 2.53GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

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 Evergreen series is a family of GPUs developed by AMD graphics products division. The existence was spotted on a presentation slide from AMD Technology Analyst Day July 2007 as 'R8xx'. ATI held a press event in the USS Hornet museum on September 10, 2009 and announced ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and specifications of the Radeon HD 5800 series' variants. The first variants of the Radeon HD 5800 series were launched September 23, 2009, with the HD 5700 series launching October 12 and HD 5970 launching on November 18 The HD 5670, was launched on January 14, 2010, and the HD 5500 and 5400 series were launched in February of 2010, completing what has appeared to be most of ATI's Evergreen GPU lineup.
Demand so greatly outweighed supply that more than two months after launch, many online retailers were still having trouble keeping the 5800 and 5900 series in stock.
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