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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250X MSI 1GB Edition Radeon R7 250X
Red Dead Redemption 2 312% 312%
Doom Eternal 254% 254%
Cyberpunk 2077 465% 465%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 312% 312%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 154% 154%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 465% 465%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 465% 465%
Grand Theft Auto VI 529% 529%
Need For Speed Heat 312% 312%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 84% 84%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the R7 250X and the Radeon R7 250X are equal.

The R7 250X and the Radeon R7 250X have both the same core clock speed and the same Texture Fill Rate. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 250X and the Radeon R7 250X have both the same core clock speed and the same Pixel Fill Rate. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 250X was released less than a year after the Radeon R7 250X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 250X has 1024 MB more video memory than the R7 250X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon R7 250X also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the Radeon R7 250X MSI 1GB Edition and the Radeon R7 250X are the same, which means the R7 250X and the Radeon R7 250X have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the Radeon R7 250X MSI 1GB Edition and the Radeon R7 250X have 640 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the two GPUs have extremely similar stats, so any gaming performance difference would most likely be negligible.

The Radeon R7 250X MSI 1GB Edition requires 83 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 250X requires 80 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 250X and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 250X. The R7 250X requires 3 Watts more than the Radeon R7 250X to run. The difference is not significant enough for the R7 250X to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon R7 250X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed950 MHzvs950 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XTGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XT
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date13 Feb 2014vs10 Feb 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs72GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs640
Actual Shader Performance25%vs25%
Texture Mapping Units40vs40
Texture Rate38 GTexel/svs38 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate15.2 GPixel/svs15.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power83 Wattsvs80 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Ampsvs450 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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 250X MSI 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 250X, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit

Overclock: Memory Clock

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution
Propeller Blade Technology: Large 10cm fan, 50% larger cooling area & 20% more airflow.

Benchmarks indicate no performance over the reference Radeon R7 250X.
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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