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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual Radeon R7 250X
Red Dead Redemption 2 315% 312%
Cyberpunk 2077 470% 465%
Doom Eternal 256% 254%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 315% 312%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 156% 154%
Halo: Reach 32% 31%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 470% 465%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 470% 465%
Grand Theft Auto VI 533% 529%
Need For Speed Heat 315% 312%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 250X are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual.

The R7 250 has a 100 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R7 250X. This results in the R7 250 providing 20.8 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 250 has a 100 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R7 250X and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 250 providing 1.6 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 R7 250 was released over a year more recently than the Radeon R7 250X, and so the R7 250 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon R7 250X.

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

The Radeon R7 250X has 14.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 250, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R7 250X is slightly better than the R7 250.

The Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual has 896 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 250X has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 250 is 838 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250X is 517. The R7 250 having 321 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon R7 250X performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual requires 150 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 250X requires 80 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 250 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 250X. The R7 250 requires 70 Watts more than the Radeon R7 250X to run. The difference is significant enough that the R7 250 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 Speed1050 MHzvs950 MHz
Boost Clock1100 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland XT + KaveriGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date28 May 2015vs10 Feb 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
8.6
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8.8
1600x900
6.6
green tick vs green tick
6.6
1920x1080
5.1
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5.1
2560x1440
3.3
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3.4
3840x2160
2.1
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2.2

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth57.6GB/secvs72GB/sec
L2 Cache 4608 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs640
Actual Shader Performance40%vs25%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs40
Texture Rate58.8 GTexel/svs38 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16.8 GPixel/svs15.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs80 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs450 Watts & 20 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 ProcessorAMD APU A10-7870K Quad-CorevsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual is a Solution of one Dedicated Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB Edition and one Integrated Radeon R7 7870K Dual put together using AMD's Asymmetric Crossfire Technology.

Architecture & Other Relevant Data
For more information about the Architecture and Other Relevant Data, please refer to the Pages of [Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB Edition](http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gid=2420&graphics=Radeon%20R7%20250%20v2%20MSI%20OC%202GB%20Edition) and [Radeon R7 7870K](http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gid=3000&graphics=Radeon%20R7%207870K).

Performance
Just like Crossfire, Asymmetric Crossfire can lead to Micro Stuttering.
Furthermore, Performance relies heavily on Driver Support, whereas it can lead to an enormous Performance Boost over each Graphics Card Operating Alone or to a Performance Decrease in which it is best to disable the Asymmetric Crossfire. Overall, Expect Performance Similar to Radeon R7 250X.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We Recommend 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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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