GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 250X vs 7870 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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R7 250X

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AMD Radeon R7 250X

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Significantly lower TDP 65W vs 175W 2.7x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 7870

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AMD Radeon HD 7870

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Better floating-point performance 2,560 GFLOPS vs 806.4 GFLOPS Around 3.2x better floating-point performance
Higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 104 GB/s Around 50% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 80 GTexel/s vs 25.2 GTexel/s Around 3.2x higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 32 GPixel/s vs 8.4 GPixel/s More than 3.8x higher pixel rate
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Significantly better fire strike factor score 50.19 vs 19.17 More than 2.5x better fire strike factor score
Significantly more texture mapping units 80 vs 24 56 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
More shading units 1,280 vs 640 Twice as many shading units
More compute units 20 vs 6 14 more compute units
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Slightly better video composition score 64.46 frames/s vs 53.34 frames/s More than 20% better video composition score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 250X vs HD 7870

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 250X
151.74 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7870
314.14 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 250X
32.53 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7870
55.45 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 250X
620.39 frames/s
Radeon HD 7870
952.67 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 250X
3,357.1
Radeon HD 7870
3,353.64

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 250X
3,712.26
Radeon HD 7870
3,709.27

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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