Thursday, February 6th 2014

AMD Readies Radeon R7 250X to Seal the Gap Between R7 250 and R7 260X

AMD is working on a new SKU to seal the price-performance gap between the Radeon R7 250 and the R7 260. Called the Radeon R7 250X, the chip is said to be based on the 28 nm "Oland" silicon, and could feature a stream processor count of 640, with 40 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 1 GB or 2 GB of memory. The GPU is said to be clocked around 1.00 GHz, and memory around 4.50 GHz (72 GB/s). VideoCardz scored pictures of two of the first R7 250X graphics cards, branded by Sapphire and ASUS. AMD will slip the R7 250X into the channel rather quietly. It's already showing up on European retailers for around €90 (incl. VAT).


Source: VideoCardz
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13 Comments on AMD Readies Radeon R7 250X to Seal the Gap Between R7 250 and R7 260X

#1
Drone
to Seal the Gap Between R7 250 and R7 260X
... but then they'll have to seal the gap between 250 and 250x lol Dichotomy FTW
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#2
john_
The gap wasn't there when 77X0 cards where in the market. But noooooooooooooooooo. ONCE MORE TIME that AMD had an advantage in a market decided to eliminate that advantage by replacing 77X0 series with 240 and 250 that where more expensive and worst performing. MORONS.
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#3
Sempron Guy
can this possibly work in tandem with the A10-7850k in dual crossfire mode?
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#4
Nihilus
by: Sempron Guy
can this possibly work in tandem with the A10-7850k in dual crossfire mode?
It would, but uneven crossfire setups are only double the speed of the weaker of the two cards. Example: if you crossfire an r9 270 and 270x, it would basically run like 2 r9 270 cards. Here, the a10 would be the slower card. A crossfire with a 240 or 250 would make more sense considering those have closer stream processor numbers.
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#5
Roph
640 GCN cores at 28nm. So, a 7770 then?
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#6
medo
Please change the title to :

AMD Readies Radeon R7 250X out of fear of the new GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750
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#7
Roph
by: medo
Please change the title to :

AMD Readies Radeon R7 250X out of fear of the new GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750
Are you 14?
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#8
Nihilus
haha no kidding, AMD has dominated low and med end GPU market for the last several years. I don't think they have anything to "fear" Besides, most people on these forums think the 750 will be a dud and a bad replacement for the 650ti boost.
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#9
MikeMurphy
by: Roph
640 GCN cores at 28nm. So, a 7770 then?
Exactly a 7770, or a cut-down bitcairn die based on the GCN 1.1 arch.
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#10
buildzoid
by: Nihilus
It would, but uneven crossfire setups are only double the speed of the weaker of the two cards. Example: if you crossfire an r9 270 and 270x, it would basically run like 2 r9 270 cards. Here, the a10 would be the slower card. A crossfire with a 240 or 250 would make more sense considering those have closer stream processor numbers.
Crossfire has 0 care about if the cards run at the same speed which is why it had such crap frame pacing because it let the cards run as fast as possible resulting in the stronger card pushing more frames than the weak one and getting an imbalanced frame time. The pacing is now fixed but the cards will still run as fast as possible.
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#11
Nihilus
What I was saying is that when crossfire is working well, having the better card will not help. In games that crossfire doesn't work well, obviously the better card will help.
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#12
Nihilus
$130 for a 7850k + $100 for the 250x + $80 8GB ram + $50 for itx case with p/s + $80 mother board
+ $160 for HDD and blu-ray drive = $600 or less for a pc that is damn close to an xbox one especially with mantle.

not bad
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#13
NeoXF
by: Nihilus
It would, but uneven crossfire setups are only double the speed of the weaker of the two cards. Example: if you crossfire an r9 270 and 270x, it would basically run like 2 r9 270 cards. Here, the a10 would be the slower card. A crossfire with a 240 or 250 would make more sense considering those have closer stream processor numbers.
R7 250 = 7850K iGPU - 128 cores
R7 250X = 7850K iGPU + 128 cores...
So... !?

Anyway, I would have much liked a new card with 512 GCN 1.1 cores, 1-2GB 64bit @ 5GHz+ GDDR5, 720 to 1100MHz core clock, that would be more or less advertised and specifically enhanced in the drivers to work with a the (soon the release) A10-7800 and A10-7850K... AND and be a low-profile card AS REFERENCE But it seems AMD doesn't want to grasp the idea of having proper dual-graphics/hybrid CF soulutions...

I imagine such a setup (+ proper RAM and a good mATX/mITX board) would make a beastly HTPC/gaming box/SteamMachine, on the cheap.


by: MikeMurphy
Exactly a 7770, or a cut-down bitcairn die based on the GCN 1.1 arch.
Yeah, but the memory clock doesn't make much sense, it has almost twice the cores as R7 250 but 100MHz/1,2GB/s slower memory... WAT. Straight up rebrand?
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