GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 250 vs R5 220 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

5.5

Overall Score

Winner
Radeon R7 250 

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

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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 higher effective memory clock speed 4,600 MHz vs 1,066 MHz More than 4.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 73.6 GB/s vs 8.53 GB/s Around 8.8x higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 1,408 vs 232 More than 6x better PassMark score
Significantly better sky diver factor score 148.57 vs 24.04 Around 6.2x better sky diver factor score
Better floating-point performance 806.4 GFLOPS vs 104 GFLOPS More than 7.8x better floating-point performance
Much higher memory clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 533 MHz Around 2.2x higher memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 25.2 GTexel/s vs 5.2 GTexel/s More than 4.8x higher texture rate
More render output processors 16 vs 4 12 more render output processors
Better face detection score 23.56 mPixels/s vs -1 mPixels/s More than 2450% better face detection score
More shading units 384 vs 80 304 more shading units
More texture mapping units 24 vs 8 Three times as many texture mapping units
Better manhattan score 3,703.63 vs 1,152 Around 3.2x better manhattan score
Better PassMark direct compute score 912 vs 78 Around 11.8x better PassMark direct compute score
Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
Slightly more compute units 6 vs 2 Three times as many compute units
Front view of Radeon R5 220

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AMD Radeon R5 220

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Lower TDP 19W vs 65W 3.4x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 250 vs R5 220

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 250
23.56 mPixels/s
Radeon R5 220
-1 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 250
3,347.68
Radeon R5 220
3,287.77

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 250
3,703.63

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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