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GeForce GTX 860M vs Radeon R7 250

Intro

The GeForce GTX 860M uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 797 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a speed of 1000 MHz on this card. It features 1152 SPUs along with 96 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R7 250, which has clock speeds of 1000 MHz on the GPU, and 1150 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 384 SPUs along with 24 TAUs and 8 ROPs.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

GeForce GTX 860M 4340 points
Radeon R7 250 1836 points
Difference: 2504 (136%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 860M 45 Watts
Radeon R7 250 65 Watts
Difference: 20 Watts (44%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon R7 250, in theory, should perform a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 860M in general. (explain)

Radeon R7 250 73600 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 860M 64000 MB/sec
Difference: 9600 (15%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 860M is much (about 219%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R7 250. (explain)

GeForce GTX 860M 76512 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 250 24000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 52512 (219%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 860M is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 860M 12752 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 250 8000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4752 (59%)

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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GeForce GTX 860M

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Radeon R7 250

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 860M Radeon R7 250
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 12 2014 October 2013
Code Name GM107 Oland XT
Memory 4096 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 797 MHz 1000 MHz
Memory Speed 4000 MHz 4600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 45 watts 65 watts
Bandwidth 64000 MB/sec 73600 MB/sec
Texel Rate 76512 Mtexels/sec 24000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12752 Mpixels/sec 8000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1152 384
Texture Mapping Units 96 24
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million 1040 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the 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 maximum number of pixels the video card can possibly write 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 card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 860M

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Radeon R7 250

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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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