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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250 1GB Crossfire Radeon HD 8740 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 183% 414%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 158% 370%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 150% 355%
FIFA 21 43% 159%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 150% 355%
Watch Dogs Legion 173% 395%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 305% 636%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 168% 386%
Grand Theft Auto VI 298% 623%
Genshin Impact 183% 414%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 250 1GB Crossfire are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8740 (OEM).

The R7 250 has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 8740. This results in the R7 250 providing 22.4 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 R7 250 has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 8740 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 250 providing 3.2 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 less than a year after the HD 8740, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 250 1GB Crossfire and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R7 250 has 75.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 8740, which means that the memory performance of the R7 250 is much better than the HD 8740.

The Radeon R7 250 1GB Crossfire has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 250 is 685 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8740 is 348. The R7 250 having 337 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R7 250 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 8740.

The Radeon R7 250 1GB Crossfire requires 130 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) requires 55 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 250 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 8740. The R7 250 requires 75 Watts more than the HD 8740 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 HD 8740.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland XT (x2)GCN 1.0 Cape Verde PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs05 Sep 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
8.1
green tick vs
5.6
1920x1080
6.3
green tick vs
4.6
2560x1440
4.6
green tick vs
3
3840x2160
2.9
green tick vs
2.1

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1150 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth147.2GB/secvs72GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 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 Units768vs512
Actual Shader Performance33%vs17%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs32
Texture Rate48 GTexel/svs25.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power130 Wattsvs55 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 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 i5-4430 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i3-3210 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 250 1GB Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R7 250 1GB put together using AMD's Crossfire Technology.

Architecture
It consists of 2 GPUs Codenamed GCN 1.1 Oland XT which, together, offer 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1000MHz and goes up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
Each GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1125MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 125W and 135W.

Performance
Radeon R7 250 1GB Crossfire Offers slightly more Performance than the Higher Positioned Radeon R7 260 but comes at a higher cost and relies highly in proper Driver Support..

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 250 1GB Crossfire is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is an OEM Only, Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Cape Verde PRO which has 8 Compute Units activated and thus offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 800MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1125MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 55W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon HD 7750 and performs exactly like it.

System Suggestions
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i3 Quad Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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