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AMD Radeon R7 250X

Graphics Processor
Cape Verde
Cores
640
TMUs
40
ROPs
16
Memory Size
1024 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
128 bit
The Radeon R7 250X was a mid-range graphics card by AMD, launched on February 13th, 2014. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Cape Verde graphics processor, in its Cape Verde XT variant, the card supports DirectX 12. Even though it supports DirectX 12, the feature level is only 11_1, which can be problematic with newer DirectX 12 titles. The Cape Verde graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 123 mm² and 1,500 million transistors. It features 640 shading units, 40 texture mapping units, and 16 ROPs. AMD has paired 1,024 MB GDDR5 memory with the Radeon R7 250X, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 950 MHz, memory is running at 1125 MHz (4.5 Gbps effective).
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon R7 250X draws power from 1x 6-pin power connector, with power draw rated at 80 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort. Radeon R7 250X is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 210 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 99 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Cape Verde
GPU Variant
Cape Verde XT
Architecture
GCN 1.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
28 nm
Transistors
1,500 million
Die Size
123 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Feb 13th, 2014
Generation
Volcanic Islands
(R7 200)
Predecessor
Sea Islands
Successor
Pirate Islands
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
99 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16

Relative Performance

8%
GeForce 210
11%
GeForce 9400 GT
13%
Radeon HD 4550
17%
Radeon HD 5450
20%
Radeon HD 6450
21%
GeForce GT 520
26%
GeForce GT 220
34%
GeForce GT 430
35%
Radeon HD 5570
38%
Radeon HD 4670
40%
GeForce GT 440
40%
GeForce GT 240
46%
GeForce 9600 GT
49%
Radeon HD 5670
53%
GeForce GT 640
55%
GeForce 9800 GT
57%
Radeon HD 6670
59%
Radeon HD 4830
63%
Radeon HD 4770
66%
Radeon HD 4850
67%
GeForce GTS 250
70%
GeForce GTS 450
72%
Radeon HD 5750
82%
Radeon HD 7750
83%
Radeon HD 5770
84%
GeForce GTX 260
85%
Radeon HD 4870
86%
Radeon Vega 8
86%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
87%
GeForce GTX 650
92%
Radeon HD 5830
97%
Radeon HD 6790
99%
Radeon HD 4890
100%
Radeon R7 250X
102%
GeForce GTX 460
103%
Radeon RX Vega 11
104%
GeForce GT 1030
105%
GeForce GTX 275
105%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
105%
GeForce GTX 280
108%
GeForce GTX 465
113%
Radeon HD 6850
115%
GeForce GTX 285
123%
Radeon HD 5850
126%
Radeon HD 7790
126%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
131%
Radeon RX 550
131%
GeForce GTX 470
136%
Radeon HD 6870
145%
Radeon HD 5870
150%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
150%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
153%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
154%
Radeon HD 6950
159%
GeForce GTX 295
161%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
162%
Radeon HD 7850
165%
GeForce GTX 480
173%
Radeon HD 6970
176%
Radeon R7 265
179%
Radeon RX 460
179%
Radeon R7 370
180%
GeForce GTX 660
180%
GeForce GTX 570
183%
Radeon RX 560
194%
GeForce GTX 950
196%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
201%
Radeon R9 270X
203%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
204%
GeForce GTX 580
206%
GeForce GTX 1050
206%
Radeon HD 7950
210%
Radeon HD 5970
216%
GeForce GTX 760
233%
GeForce GTX 670
239%
GeForce GTX 960
245%
Radeon R9 380
247%
Radeon R9 285
249%
Radeon HD 7970
252%
GeForce GTX 680
257%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
264%
GeForce GTX 770
270%
Radeon HD 6990
277%
Radeon R9 280X
281%
GeForce GTX 590
281%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
311%
GeForce GTX 780
322%
GeForce GTX 1650
342%
Radeon RX 470
347%
Radeon R9 290
366%
Radeon RX 570
370%
Radeon R9 390
372%
Radeon R9 290X
377%
GeForce GTX 970
382%
GeForce GTX TITAN
387%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
393%
Radeon R9 390X
395%
Radeon HD 7990
397%
Radeon RX 480
400%
GeForce GTX 690
411%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
416%
Radeon RX 5500 OEM
421%
Radeon RX 580
425%
Radeon RX 5500 XT
430%
GeForce GTX 980
434%
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
436%
Radeon R9 FURY
455%
Radeon RX 590
479%
Radeon R9 295X2
482%
GeForce GTX 1660
488%
Radeon R9 FURY X
496%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
509%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
541%
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
553%
GeForce GTX 1070
553%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
589%
Radeon RX Vega 56
625%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
634%
Radeon RX 5600 XT
643%
Radeon RX Vega 64
651%
GeForce RTX 2060
651%
GeForce GTX 1080
678%
Radeon RX 5700
732%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
759%
GeForce RTX 2070
774%
GeForce RTX 3060
776%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
785%
Radeon VII
806%
TITAN X Pascal
830%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
839%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
866%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
892%
GeForce RTX 2080
946%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
969%
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
986%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
1062%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
1135%
GeForce RTX 3070
1214%
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
1251%
Radeon RX 6800
1436%
Radeon RX 6800 XT
1475%
GeForce RTX 3080
1561%
Radeon RX 6900 XT
1652%
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
1669%
GeForce RTX 3090
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080, 4K for 2080 Ti and faster.
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
950 MHz
Memory Clock
1125 MHz
4.5 Gbps effective

Memory

Memory Size
1024 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
72.00 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
640
TMUs
40
ROPs
16
Compute Units
10
L1 Cache
16 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache
256 KB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
15.20 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
38.00 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
1,216 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
76.00 GFLOPS (1:16)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
210 mm
8.3 inches
TDP
80 W
Suggested PSU
250 W
Outputs
1x DVI
1x HDMI
2x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors
1x 6-pin
Board Number
C441,
C698

Graphics Features

DirectX
12 (11_1)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
Vulkan
1.2
Shader Model
5.1

Card Notes

Rebranded HD 8760

Cape Verde GPU Notes

Architecture Codename: Southern Islands
CLRX Version: GCN 1.0
Graphics/Compute: GFX6 (gfx601)
Display Core Engine: 6.0
Unified Video Decoder: 4.0
Video Compression Engine: 1.0

Retail boards based on this design (14)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS R7 250X 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 190 mm/7.5 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS R7 250X 2 GB 1020 MHz 1150 MHz 2 GB, 211 mm/8.3 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE R7 250X 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 212 mm/8.3 inches
GIGABYTE R7 250X OC 1050 MHz 1125 MHz 212 mm/8.3 inches
GIGABYTE R7 250X OC 2 GB 1020 MHz 1125 MHz 2 GB, 199 mm/7.8 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
HIS R7 250X iCooler 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 170 mm/6.7 inches, Single-slot, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
MSI R7 250X 950 MHz 1125 MHz 201 mm/7.9 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
MSI R7 250X 2 GB 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 2 GB, 201 mm/7.9 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
PowerColor R7 250X 950 MHz 1125 MHz 170 mm/6.7 inches
Sapphire R7 250X 950 MHz 1125 MHz 155 mm/6.1 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Sapphire Vapor-X R7 250X GHZ Edition 2 GB 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 2 GB, 225 mm/8.9 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Sapphire Vapor-X R7 250X OC 1100 MHz 1300 MHz 225 mm/8.9 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
XFX R7 250X 950 MHz 1125 MHz 168 mm/6.6 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
XFX R7 250X 2 GB 950 MHz 1125 MHz 2 GB, 168 mm/6.6 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort