AMD Radeon R7 250

The AMD Radeon R7 250 is a low-end graphics card for desktop PCs, that has been presented in October 2013. It is based on the "Oland" GPU and manufactured in 28 nanometers. The card offers 384 shader units and an 128-bit memory interface (1 GB GDDR5, 74 GB/s). There are also some significantly slower versions with DDR3 memory.

Architecture

The R7 250 uses the same chip as the older Radeon HD 8570 and 8670. Oland is based on the GCN architecture and offers 384 shaders, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. Compared to the HD 8670, the R7 250 clocks slightly higher at 1050 MHz for the Core (max. Boost) and 1150 MHz (4600 MHz effective) for the GDDR5 memory. Just like the high-end R9 290X, the R7 250 supports DirectX 11.2 (only Tier-1), but lacks the new Trueaudio feature.

Performance

Depending on game and settings, the performance of the Radeon R7 250 is similar to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650. Therefore, the card is on par with fast mid-range GPUs of the notebook segment, such as the GeForce GT 755M. Recent games (as of 2013) can be played fluently in 1366 x 768 pixels and medium or high settings. In some older or less demanding games, higher resolutions or additional AA/AF are possible.

Features

The R7 250 supports well-known features like Eyefinity (max. 2 displays), but also some innovations such as a new turbo mode. Depending on power consumption and temperature, the core can be boosted up to 1050 MHz. However, there is no offical base clock respectively a lower limit.

Power Consumption

Thanks to dynamic clock adjustments and the Zero Core technology, the R7 250 is very energy efficient while idle. Under load, the card is rated at a typical power consumption of 65 watts.

ManufacturerAMD
R7 Series
Radeon R7 250 384 @ 1050MHz128 Bit @ 1800 - 4600MHz
CodenameOland XT
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed *1050 MHz
Memory Speed *1800 - 4600 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3/GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.2, Shader 5.0
Power Consumption65 Watt
Transistors1040 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesMantle, App Acceleration, CrossFire, PowerTune, ZeroCore, HD3D
Notebook Sizelarge
InformationPCI-E 3.0, HDMI mit 4K-Support
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/g...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 129924      avg: 129924 (38%)     median: 129924 (38%)     max: 129924 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 15080      avg: 15080 (20%)     median: 15080 (20%)     max: 15080 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2145      avg: 2145 (18%)     median: 2145 (18%)     max: 2145 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3148      avg: 3148 (24%)     median: 3148 (24%)     max: 3148 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2775      avg: 2775 (18%)     median: 2775 (18%)     max: 2775 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 12581      avg: 12581 (34%)     median: 12581 (34%)     max: 12581 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 10708      avg: 10708 (25%)     median: 10708 (25%)     max: 10708 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 16215      avg: 16215 (55%)     median: 16215 (55%)     max: 16215 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 38      avg: 38 (23%)     median: 38 (23%)     max: 38 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.5      avg: 9.5 (14%)     median: 9.5 (14%)     max: 9.5 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 25.64      avg: 25.6 (42%)     median: 25.6 (42%)     max: 25.64 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 31.07      avg: 31.1 (39%)     median: 31.1 (39%)     max: 31.07 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 15.03      avg: 15 (13%)     median: 15 (13%)     max: 15.03 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3.38      avg: 3.4 (18%)     median: 3.4 (18%)     max: 3.38 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 28.12      avg: 28.1 (43%)     median: 28.1 (43%)     max: 28.12 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7.53      avg: 7.5 (13%)     median: 7.5 (13%)     max: 7.53 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.2      avg: 9.2 (15%)     median: 9.2 (15%)     max: 9.2 fps
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.3      avg: 7.3 (92%)     median: 7.3 (92%)     max: 7.3 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.3      avg: 7.3 (92%)     median: 7.3 (92%)     max: 7.3 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.

Call of Duty: Ghosts
low:
84  fps      Compare
med.:
69.3  fps      Compare
high:
32.9  fps      Compare
ultra:
13.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Battlefield 4
low:
98.2  fps      Compare
med.:
66.7  fps      Compare
high:
42.7  fps      Compare
ultra:
14.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F1 2013
F1 2013 (2013)
low:
133  fps      Compare
med.:
127  fps      Compare
high:
110  fps      Compare
ultra:
42  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Company of Heroes 2
low:
45.4  fps      Compare
med.:
37.3  fps      Compare
high:
21.7  fps      Compare
ultra:
8.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
GRID 2
GRID 2 (2013)
low:
203.3  fps      Compare
med.:
123.6  fps      Compare
high:
79  fps      Compare
ultra:
24.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Metro: Last Light
low:
79.3  fps      Compare
med.:
57.3  fps      Compare
high:
30  fps      Compare
ultra:
14.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
BioShock Infinite
low:
141.1  fps      Compare
med.:
78.4  fps      Compare
high:
66.8  fps      Compare
ultra:
20.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider (2013)
low:
165.8  fps      Compare
med.:
83.3  fps      Compare
high:
55.3  fps      Compare
ultra:
24.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis 3
Crysis 3 (2013)
low:
76.2  fps      Compare
med.:
46.1  fps      Compare
high:
28.7  fps      Compare
ultra:
10.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
PowerVR SGX554MP4 *
Mali-T604 *
Class 6
PowerVR SGX543MP4 *
Mali-T624 *
Mali-450 MP4 *
PowerVR SGX543MP3 *
PowerVR SGX543MP2 *
PowerVR SGX544 *
Adreno 225 *
GC4000 *
VideoCore-IV *
Adreno 220 *
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Mali-400 MP2 *
PowerVR SGX540 *
Adreno 205 *
GC800 *
PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX531
PowerVR SGX530
Mali-200 *
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-11-20)