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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R7 250

Reasons to consider the
Generic Radeon R7 250

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 4,600 MHz vs 2,100 MHz Around 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 10% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 65W vs 171W 2.6x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

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Higher memory bandwidth 117.6 GB/s vs 73.6 GB/s Around 60% higher memory bandwidth
Much wider memory bus 448 bit vs 128 bit 3.5x wider memory bus
More texture mapping units 72 vs 24 Three times as many texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 46.8 GTexel/s vs 25.2 GTexel/s More than 85% higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 18.2 GPixel/s vs 8.4 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
More render output processors 28 vs 16 12 more render output processors

Features Key features of the Radeon R7 250  vs GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon R7 250
8.4 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
18.2 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon R7 250
25.2 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
46.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R7 250
806.4 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon R7 250  vs
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Oland GT200 B3
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 1,000 MHz 650 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card AMD Radeon R7 250 1 GHz 1 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Rev. 2 576 MHz 896 MB

raw performance

Shading units 384 216
Texture mapping units 24 72
Render output processors 16 28
Pixel rate 8.4 GPixel/s 18.2 GPixel/s
Texture rate 25.2 GTexel/s 46.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 806.4 GFLOPS 604.8 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R7 250  vs
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 
Memory clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,050 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,600 MHz 2,100 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 448 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 896 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 73.6 GB/s 117.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 65W 171W

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