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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250 Sapphire 1GB Edition 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 250 Sapphire 1GB Edition.

The R7 260X has a 30 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 250. This results in the R7 260X providing 33.7 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 30 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the R7 250. This results in the R7 260X providing 8.5 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

Both the Radeon R7 250 Sapphire 1GB Edition and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

The Radeon R7 250 Sapphire 1GB Edition 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 22.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 250, which means that the memory performance of the R7 260X is slightly better than the R7 250.

The Radeon R7 250 Sapphire 1GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition has 896. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 250 is 343 and the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 784. The R7 260X having 441 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 R7 250.

The Radeon R7 250 Sapphire 1GB Edition requires 65 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 R7 250 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X. The R7 260X requires 40 Watts more than the R7 250 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 R7 250.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1030 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland XTGCN 1.1 Bonaire XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
9.9
1600x900
5.6
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7.7
1920x1080
4.6
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5.9
2560x1440
3
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4.2
3840x2160
2.1
vs green tick
2.5

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1150 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth73.6GB/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 Units384vs896
Actual Shader Performance17%vs38%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs56
Texture Rate24 GTexel/svs57.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate8 GPixel/svs16.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs105 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
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 250 Sapphire 1GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 250 1GB, created by Sapphire.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer Remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Without any overclocking out of the box, Radeon R7 250 Sapphire 1GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon R7 250 1GB.
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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