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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost MSI OC 2GB Edition Radeon R7 250X
Red Dead Redemption 2 144% 312%
Halo: Reach 22% 31%
Cyberpunk 2077 235% 465%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 144% 312%
Doom Eternal 110% 254%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 235% 465%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 91% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 273% 529%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 235% 465%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 50% 154%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost MSI OC 2GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 250X.

The GTX 650 Ti has a 56 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R7 250X. This results in the GTX 650 Ti providing 26.4 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 GTX 650 Ti has a 56 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R7 250X. This results in the GTX 650 Ti providing 8.9 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 less than a year after the GTX 650 Ti, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost MSI OC 2GB Edition and the Radeon R7 250X have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 650 Ti has 72.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 250X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 650 Ti is much better than the Radeon R7 250X.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost MSI OC 2GB Edition has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 250X has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 823 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250X is 517. The GTX 650 Ti having 306 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 650 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R7 250X.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost MSI OC 2GB Edition requires 140 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 250X requires 80 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 650 Ti and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 250X. The GTX 650 Ti requires 60 Watts more than the Radeon R7 250X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 650 Ti 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 Speed1006 MHzvs950 MHz
Boost Clock1072 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK106-240-A1GCN 1.0 Cape Verde XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date26 Mar 2013vs10 Feb 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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8.8
1600x900
8.5
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6.6
1920x1080
6.6
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5.1
2560x1440
4.8
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3.4
3840x2160
3
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2.2

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth144.2GB/secvs72GB/sec
L2 Cache 384 KB 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 Units768vs640
Actual Shader Performance40%vs25%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs40
Texture Rate64.4 GTexel/svs38 GTexel/s
Render Output Units24vs16
Pixel Rate24.1 GPixel/svs15.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power140 Wattsvs80 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 33 Ampsvs450 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost MSI OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Fast-Middle-Class GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Edition, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1006MHz, instead of 980MHz and goes up to 1072MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock still runs at 1502MHz and the Frame Buffer remains the same: 2GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU.

Cooling Solution
The Reference Cooling System has been replaced by MSI's Propeller Blade Technology which generates 20% more airflow than traditional fan design.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 2% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Edition.
Radeon 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.
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