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Radeon R7 250X vs Radeon R9 M265X

Intro

The Radeon R7 250X features clock speeds of 1000 MHz on the GPU, and 1125 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R9 M265X, which comes with GPU core speed of 575 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1125 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 640 Stream Processors, 40 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have the exact same memory bandwidth, so in theory they should have the same performance. (explain)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 250X should be quite a bit (about 74%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 M265X. (explain)

Radeon R7 250X 40000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M265X 23000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 17000 (74%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R7 250X should be a lot (more or less 74%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon R9 M265X, and will be able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon R7 250X 16000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M265X 9200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 6800 (74%)

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

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Radeon R7 250X

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Radeon R9 M265X

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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

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Model Radeon R7 250X Radeon R9 M265X
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year February 2014 May 1 2014
Code Name Cape Verde XT Venus Pro
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1000 MHz 575 MHz
Memory Speed 4500 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 95 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 72000 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 40000 Mtexels/sec 23000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16000 Mpixels/sec 9200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 640 640
Texture Mapping Units 40 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1500 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.2 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon R7 250X

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Radeon R9 M265X

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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.

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