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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 @ 1050 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 - 4600 MHz
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
Date of Announcement01.10.2013
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) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2145      avg: 2145 (12%)     median: 2145 (12%)     max: 2145 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2051      avg: 2051 (16%)     median: 2051 (16%)     max: 2051 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 15080      avg: 15080 (13%)     median: 15080 (13%)     max: 15080 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 12202      avg: 12202 (45%)     median: 12202 (45%)     max: 12202 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 129924      avg: 129924 (17%)     median: 129924 (17%)     max: 129924 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 27.4      avg: 27.4 (16%)     median: 27.4 (16%)     max: 27.4 fps
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2775      avg: 2775 (12%)     median: 2775 (12%)     max: 2775 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3148      avg: 3148 (17%)     median: 3148 (17%)     max: 3148 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 10708      avg: 10708 (21%)     median: 10708 (21%)     max: 10708 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 12581      avg: 12581 (26%)     median: 12581 (26%)     max: 12581 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 16215      avg: 16215 (42%)     median: 16215 (42%)     max: 16215 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 38      avg: 38 (20%)     median: 38 (20%)     max: 38 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.2      avg: 9.2 (15%)     median: 9.2 (15%)     max: 9.2 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7.53      avg: 7.5 (13%)     median: 7.5 (13%)     max: 7.53 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 28.12      avg: 28.1 (43%)     median: 28.1 (43%)     max: 28.12 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 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 15.03      avg: 15 (13%)     median: 15 (13%)     max: 15.03 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 31.07      avg: 31.1 (39%)     median: 31.1 (39%)     max: 31.07 fps
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 1024x768
84  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
69.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
32.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Battlefield 4
low 1024x768
98.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
66.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
42.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
133  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
127  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
110  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
42  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Company of Heroes 2
low 1024x768
45.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
37.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
21.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
203.3  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
123.6  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
79  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
24.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
79.3  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
57.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
30  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
141.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
78.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
66.8  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
20.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
165.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
83.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
55.3  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
24.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
76.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
46.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
28.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
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 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
Radeon R6 M255DX
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Mali-T760 MP6
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
Mali-T760 MP2
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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