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Radeon HD 7750 vs Radeon R7 250

Intro

The Radeon HD 7750 has a GPU core speed of 800 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM is set to run at 1125 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 512 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon R7 250, which comes with clock speeds of 1000 MHz on the GPU, and 1150 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 384 SPUs as well as 24 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

(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

In theory, the Radeon R7 250 should perform a small bit faster than the Radeon HD 7750 overall. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 7750 will be a small bit (approximately 7%) faster with regards to AF 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 is a lot (more or less 60%) better at AA than the Radeon R7 250, and also should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (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 largest amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum 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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