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Radeon R7 250X vs Radeon R9 M375X

Intro

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

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 M375X, which comes with a core clock speed of 1015 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1125 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 640 SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have exactly the same bandwidth, so theoretically they should have the same performance. (explain)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M375X is a bit (approximately 2%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R7 250X. (explain)

Radeon R9 M375X 40600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 250X 40000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 600 (2%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon R9 M375X is a better choice, though only just barely. (explain)

Radeon R9 M375X 16240 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 250X 16000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 240 (2%)

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 M375X

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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 M375X
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year February 2014 2015
Code Name Cape Verde XT Cape Verde
Memory 1024 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1000 MHz 1015 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 40600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16000 Mpixels/sec 16240 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 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called 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, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon R7 250X

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Radeon R9 M375X

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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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