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AMD Radeon HD 8250

The AMD Radeon HD 8250 is an integrated DirectX 11.1 graphics card in the AMD Temash APUs (A6-1450). It has 128 shader cores based on the GCN architecture (two Compute Units) and clocks at 300 to 400 MHz (turbo). The graphics card does not have its own memory, but accesses the main memory of the system (up to single-channel DDR3L-1066).

The 8250 integrates an UVD 4.2 video decoder as well as a VCE 2.0 video encoder. It supports up to two external monitors via VGA, DVI, HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort 1.2.

Depending on the benchmark, the performance of the Radeon HD 8250 is somewhere between the Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) and HD Graphics 4000. This is similar to a dedicated Radeon HD 6450M, but usually to slow for modern games. However, some older and less demanding games will run fluently.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 8000 Series
Radeon HD 8400 128 @ 600 MHz
Radeon HD 8330 128 @ 500 MHz
Radeon HD 8280 128 @ 450 MHz
Radeon HD 8240 128 @ 400 MHz
Radeon HD 8250 128 @ 300 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 8210 128 @ 300 MHz
Radeon HD 8180 128 @ 225 MHz
CodenameTemash
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines128 - unified
Core Speed *300 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
technology28 nm
Date of Announcement01.06.2013
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 247      avg: 253.5 (1%)     median: 253.5 (1%)     max: 260 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
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min: 228      avg: 234.5 (2%)     median: 234.5 (2%)     max: 241 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 1914      avg: 1965 (2%)     median: 1965 (2%)     max: 2016 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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min: 1560      avg: 1636 (6%)     median: 1636 (6%)     max: 1712 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 17550      avg: 19669 (3%)     median: 19669 (3%)     max: 21788 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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min: 2.9      avg: 2.9 (3%)     median: 2.9 (3%)     max: 2.9 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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min: 3.7      avg: 3.7 (2%)     median: 3.7 (2%)     max: 3.7 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
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100%
min: 26      avg: 26 (1%)     median: 26 (1%)     max: 26 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
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min: 54      avg: 54 (1%)     median: 54 (1%)     max: 54 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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min: 422      avg: 422.5 (2%)     median: 422.5 (2%)     max: 423 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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min: 466      avg: 468 (3%)     median: 468 (3%)     max: 470 points
3DMark 06
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min: 2366      avg: 2570 (7%)     median: 2570 (7%)     max: 2774 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Saints Row IV
low 1280x720
8.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
7.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
4.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
low 1024x768
12.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
7.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
3.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
19 19 ~ 19 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
9.4 9.4 ~ 9 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
7.6 7.8 ~ 8 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
20 20.7 ~ 20 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
10.3 10.4 ~ 10 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
7.1 7.2 ~ 7 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
9.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
5.6  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
3.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Hitman: Absolution
low 1024x768
9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
7.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
4.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
low 1024x768
20.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
6.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dishonored
low 1024x768
16.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
13.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
11.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Counter-Strike: GO
low 1024x768
17.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
11.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Sleeping Dogs
low 1024x768
16  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
12.8  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
5.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dirt Showdown
low 1024x768
15.9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
12.6  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
11.5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Diablo III
low 1024x768
26.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
16.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
13.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
28.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
12.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
7.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low 1280x720
14.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
9.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
5.9  fps      Compare