GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 250 vs 550 Ti among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.2

Overall Score

Winner
Radeon R7 250 

GPUBoss recommends the Radeon R7 250  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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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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Much better 3DMark06 score 16,215 vs 2,272 Around 7.2x better 3DMark06 score
Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,600 MHz vs 4,104 MHz More than 10% higher effective memory clock speed
Slightly more shading units 384 vs 192 Twice as many shading units
Slightly better T-Rex score 1.83 frames/s vs 1.06 frames/s More than 70% better T-Rex score
Higher memory clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,026 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 65W vs 116W Around 45% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 15,553 vs 2,775 More than 5.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher memory bandwidth 98.5 GB/s vs 73.6 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 48 vs 14.9 Around 3.2x higher battlefield 4 framerate
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 250 vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 250
117.34 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
44.07 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 250
23.56 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
16.59 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 250
264.86 frames/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
547.8 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 250
3,703.63

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

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Pretty similar cards... yet the R7 250 is cheaper and more power efficient
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