PowerVR GX6250

Imagination PowerVR GX6250

The PowerVR GX6250 from Imagination Technologies is a mobile graphics card for ARM based SoCs. It is usually used in Android based laptops and smartphones. It was first announced in the MediaTek MT8173 in mid 2014. The performance should be in the higher middle class of mobile GPUs.

The graphics card is part of the series 6XT (Rogue) of GPUs and offers a unified shader architecture with two clusters, two TMUs and 32 FP32-ALUs. The GPU supports OpenGL 3.x/4.x, OpenGL ES 3.x and DirectX 10.

In the MT8173 the GPU is clocked at 700 MHz and therefore the performance should be similar to the Adreno 330. Therefore, even demanding games of 2014 should run fluently.

PowerVR Series 6XT (Rogue) Series
PowerVR GXA6850 (compare) 256 @ 450 (?) MHz128 Bit
PowerVR GX6450 (compare) 128 @ 450 (?) MHz64 Bit
PowerVR GX6250 64 @ 700 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
ArchitecturePowerVR Rogue
Pipelines64 - unified
Core Speed700 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10
technology28 nm
FeaturesOpenGL 3.x, 4.x, OpenGL ES 3.x
Date of Announcement09.09.2014
Link to Manufacturer Page
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Mediatek MT81766 x 2100 MHz600 MHz? MHz
Mediatek MT81734 x 2400 MHz? MHz700 MHz
Mediatek MT8173C4 x 2100 MHz? MHz700 MHz
min. - max.600 - ? MHz700 - 700 MHz


GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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.

Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

59  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
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Notebook reviews with PowerVR GX6250 graphics card

Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K0YK: Mediatek MT8173C, 13.3", 1.5 kg
  Review » Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K0YK Convertible Review

Asus ZenPad 3s 10 Z500M: Mediatek MT8176, 9.7", 0.4 kg
  Review » Asus ZenPad 3s 10 (Z500M-1H006A) Tablet Review

Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook: Mediatek MT8173C, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  Review » Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook Laptop Review

Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K5X4: Mediatek MT8173C, 13.3", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K5X4

Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K8Z9: Mediatek MT8173, 13.3", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K8Z9

Asus ZenPad 10 3S Z500M-1J009A: unknown, 9.7", 0.4 kg
  External Review » Asus ZenPad 10 3S Z500M-1J009A

Asus ZenPad 3s 10: Mediatek MT8176, 9.7", 0.4 kg
  External Review » Asus ZenPad 3s 10

Asus ZenPad 3s 10 Z500M: Mediatek MT8176, 9.7", 0.4 kg
  External Review » Asus ZenPad 3s 10 Z550M

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Z500M-1H: Mediatek MT8176, 9.7", 0.4 kg
  External Review » Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Z500M-1H

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Z500M-1J009A: Mediatek MT8176, 9.7", 0.4 kg
  External Review » Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Z500M-1J009A 3S 10 Z500M-1J009A

Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook: Mediatek MT8173C, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook

Xiaomi MiPad 3: Mediatek MT8176, 7.9", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi MiPad 3

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Class 1
Class 2
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
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
A11 Bionic GPU *
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)