1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

PowerColor Introduces the R7 250X Graphics Card

Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Cristian_25H

    Cristian_25H News Poster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,622 (4.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,164
    Location:
    Still on the East Side
    TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today announces another cost effective model at R7 series, the PowerColor R7 250X. Being the sibling of other R series models, the R7 250X is surely packed with the latest technologies, including ultra resolution gaming, the Microsoft DirectX 11.2 support, ensuring extreme gaming experience for gamers without any compromise.

    The PowerColor R7 250X is based on GCN architecture with a total of 512 stream processors, delivering massively parallel computing power for graphics and other accelerated applications. The new model is fitted with 1 GB of GDDR5 memory connected via 128-bit memory interface; Clocks are 1000 MHz core and 1125 MHz for the memory, delivering the most out of its ability.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The R7 250X is successfully introduced with bunches of innovative technologies. With Mantle support, game developers can get the unparalleled access to the GPU core, and bring a brand new way of looking at the world of digital gaming. The AMD Power Management technologies combine AMD PowerTune technology and AMD ZeroCore Power technology, delivering intelligent power monitoring and allowing GPU to consume virtually no power when in idle mode. By using the AMD CrossfireTM technology, users can get exceptional performance scaling with a second GPU.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. flemeister New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Messages:
    26 (0.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Location:
    Australia
  3. buildzoid

    buildzoid

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,278 (1.76/day)
    Thanks Received:
    344
    Location:
    CZ
  4. flemeister New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Messages:
    26 (0.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Location:
    Australia
  5. pidgin

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2013
    Messages:
    32 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2
    will it dual-graphics with a10-7850k?

    what is the highest card I could get for cf?
     
  6. buildzoid

    buildzoid

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,278 (1.76/day)
    Thanks Received:
    344
    Location:
    CZ
  7. medo New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2013
    Messages:
    17 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Defauq ??? this means its doesnt need 6 power pin ? and this is not a rebrand ?

    and whats up AMD with the UP TO 640 ???

    I dont get it, we will see an R7 250 XX or an R7-250 XXL cause i would love some extra fries with that
     
  8. Aquinus

    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    6,469 (6.46/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,190
    Location:
    Concord, NH
    I would like to see this but running cool enough to be in a one-slot form factor.
     
  9. Nihilus

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011
    Messages:
    219 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    21
    Looks like this card will be a perfect match for the a-10 7850k after all now that it is 512 core. It will make for a bargain gaming machine now that mantle is really making the slower AMD cpus competitive on games. Still, the a10-7850k needs to come down a bit.
     
  10. Marty 1480

    Marty 1480

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2013
    Messages:
    126 (0.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    10
    Location:
    Betelgeuse
    I wonder if it can Crossfire with the HD 7770 as the pictures of the AMD reference card show a crossfire connector.
     
  11. D3LTA09

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2013
    Messages:
    17 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    "ensuring extreme gaming experience for gamers without any compromise" - now that is oxymoron right there, this is a low end card therefore gaming on it is all about compromise, ie compromising performance for low cost. Nonetheless I guess mantle can help leverage its performance somewhat.
     
  12. DarkOCean

    DarkOCean

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    1,618 (0.77/day)
    Thanks Received:
    350
    Location:
    on top of that big mountain on mars(Romania)
    Mantle only helps if you have a high-end gpu coupled with a slower cpu, it not magically transforms your low-end gpu into a powerhouse.
     
  13. LeonVolcove

    LeonVolcove

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2014
    Messages:
    149 (0.51/day)
    Thanks Received:
    12
    I think what he mean is "extreme gaming experience AT MEDIUM OR LOW NOT VERY HIGH OR ULTRA" and by"extreme" its PLAYABLE and NOT DROPPING FPS(stable)
     
  14. Supercrit

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Messages:
    89 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    29
    Most people without much knowledge about PC parts don't know the difference between 30 and 60fps, and a few years back someone I know was very satisfied with a 8500GT.
     
  15. Aquinus

    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    6,469 (6.46/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,190
    Location:
    Concord, NH
    It depends on what you're using it for. I have a friend who is totally content with my old C2D E6600 and a Radeon 4850.
     
  16. Casecutter

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,167 (0.91/day)
    Thanks Received:
    87
    Location:
    So. Cal.
    Yea, a re-badge of the 7770 is what I understood.

    As flemeister pointed too in his link, the whole "up to 640Sp" is really stupid miss-leading. Those AMD sides also say 95W and a 6-Pin... it better have all 640Sp like a 7770.

    The strange part is that the 7770 was deemed as a 80W TDP, although there were some saying it was 100W (I consider the truth is somewhere like 85W). My hope was AMD had found some production/process improvements and a slightly more efficient power section that let this 250X "Limbo under" the 75W, even if it meant minimal OC'n.

    There were those "900Mhz" 7750 that got a 6-Pin, those could provide OC’s into 1Ghz; could this just be a 512Sp part at 1Ghz and gets a 6-pin? Even that doesn't make sense as the 7750 was like a 55W part, because if it was the 512Sp part just clocked 25% higher, it would be bizarre to believe AMD would believe 45% increase (95W) in TDP workable.

    I seeing this is much like the new Maxwell, all this information is meant to be misleading and a little dodgy, so we’ll wait and see. It would be nice it both this, and the GTX 750 hit the same day (or there abouts) so we’ll get some direct comparisons, but I’d say we’ll se Nvidia with the stronger rejoinder.
     
  17. Blín D'ñero

    Blín D'ñero

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Messages:
    245 (0.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    50
    Location:
    Netherlands

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page