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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250 v2 HIS 2GB Edition GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB
Cyberpunk 2077 499% 531%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 453% 482%
Watch Dogs Legion 483% 514%
Genshin Impact 504% 537%
FIFA 21 205% 221%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 515% 548%
eFootball PES 2021 205% 221%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 435% 463%
Marvel's Avengers 472% 503%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 766% 813%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 250 v2 HIS 2GB Edition are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB.

The R7 250 has a 350 MHz higher core clock speed than the 8800 GTS, but the 8800 GTS has 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 250. As a result, the 8800 GTS exhibits a 17.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 250. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 250 has a 350 MHz higher core clock speed than the 8800 GTS, but the 8800 GTS has 8 more Render Output Units than the R7 250. As a result, the 8800 GTS exhibits a 2.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R7 250. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 250 was released over three years more recently than the 8800 GTS, and so the R7 250 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 8800 GTS when running the latest games.

The R7 250 has 1536 MB more video memory than the 8800 GTS, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The 8800 GTS has 22.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 250, which means that the memory performance of the 8800 GTS is slightly better than the R7 250.

The Radeon R7 250 v2 HIS 2GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 250 is 343 and the actual shader performance of the 8800 GTS is 208. The R7 250 having 135 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the 8800 GTS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 250 transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 8800 GTS. This means that the R7 250 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 8800 GTS. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the R7 250 should consume less power than the 8800 GTS.

The Radeon R7 250 v2 HIS 2GB Edition requires 65 Watts to run and the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB requires 135 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 250 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the 8800 GTS. The 8800 GTS requires 70 Watts more than the R7 250 to run. The difference is significant enough that the 8800 GTS may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 250.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland XTTesla G92
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date09 Oct 2013vs01 Dec 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs51.2GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs128
Actual Shader Performance17%vs10%
Texture Mapping Units24vs64
Texture Rate24 GTexel/svs41.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate8 GPixel/svs10.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs135 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs500 Watts & 28 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 250 HIS 2GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class Radeon R7 250.
This edition is essentially a reference card with no overclock out of the box and thus there is no performance boost over the standard edition.
GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB is a high-end GFX based on the 65nm variant of the first-shader unified architecture.
It's based on the G92 Core and offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of GDDR3. The central unit runs at 650MHz and the memory clock operates 800MHz. It will consume no more than 135 Watt.
It's therefore related to GeForce 8800 GTX (in terms of Core Configuration, not technology) and should perform just a little worse at lower resolutions and considerably slower on higher resolutions. It's significantly faster than the 640MB variant based on the G80 Core.
Today's modern demanding games can be played at medium (some) or high settings (a good deal of them) smoothly. However, DirectX 11 based games aren't supported.
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