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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250E Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 414% 220%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 370% 192%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 355% 183%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 355% 183%
FIFA 21 159% 61%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 318% 160%
Genshin Impact 414% 220%
Grand Theft Auto VI 623% 350%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 636% 358%
Watch Dogs Legion 395% 208%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 250E.

The R7 260X has a 230 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R7 250E. This results in the R7 260X providing 32.1 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 R7 260X has a 230 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R7 250E and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 260X providing 3.7 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 250E was released less than a year after the R7 260X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 250E and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R7 260X has 24 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 250E, which means that the memory performance of the R7 260X is slightly better than the Radeon R7 250E.

The Radeon R7 250E has 512 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition has 896. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250E is 348 and the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 784. The R7 260X having 436 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R7 260X delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R7 250E.

The Radeon R7 250E requires 55 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition requires 105 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the Radeon R7 250E and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X. The R7 260X requires 50 Watts more than the Radeon R7 250E to run. The difference is significant enough that the R7 260X may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon R7 250E.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs1030 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde PROGCN 1.1 Bonaire XT
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date20 Dec 2013vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
7.9
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9.9
1600x900
6
vs green tick
7.7
1920x1080
4.6
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5.9
2560x1440
3
vs green tick
4.2
3840x2160
2.1
vs green tick
2.5

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs96GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units512vs896
Actual Shader Performance17%vs38%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs56
Texture Rate25.6 GTexel/svs57.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate12.8 GPixel/svs16.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power55 Wattsvs105 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 250E is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Cape Verde PRO which has 8 Compute Units activated and thus offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 800MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1125MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 55W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Radeon R7 250E is a direct rebrand of Radeon HD 7750 and performs exactly like it.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 250E is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i3 Quad Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 260X v2, created by PowerColor.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1000MHz to 1030MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 260X v2.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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