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Radeon HD 7750 vs Radeon R7 250

Intro

The Radeon HD 7750 uses a 28 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 1125 MHz on this particular model. It features 512 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R7 250, which features a clock frequency of 1000 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1150 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 384 SPUs, 24 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 7750 55 Watts
Radeon R7 250 65 Watts
Difference: 10 Watts (18%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon R7 250 should theoretically be just a bit better than the Radeon HD 7750 in general. (explain)

Radeon R7 250 73600 MB/sec
Radeon HD 7750 72000 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (2%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 7750 is a little bit (approximately 7%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon R7 250. (explain)

Radeon HD 7750 25600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 250 24000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 1600 (7%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 7750 should be a lot (more or less 60%) better at anti-aliasing than the Radeon R7 250, and also capable of handling higher resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon HD 7750 12800 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 250 8000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4800 (60%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

Radeon HD 7750

Amazon.com

Radeon R7 250

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

Model Radeon HD 7750 Radeon R7 250
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year February 2012 October 2013
Code Name Cape Verde Pro Oland XT
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 800 MHz 1000 MHz
Shader Speed N/A MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1125 MHz (4500 MHz effective) 1150 MHz (4600 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 512 384
Texture Mapping Units 32 24
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11.1 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.3
Power (Max TDP) 55 watts 65 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 72000 MB/sec 73600 MB/sec
Texel Rate 25600 Mtexels/sec 24000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12800 Mpixels/sec 8000 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

Comments

One Response to “Radeon HD 7750 vs Radeon R7 250”
G Hanson says:
R7 250 sucks. 7750 wins.....

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