Radeon R7 250XE 

Released August, 2014
  • 860 MHz
  • 1 GB GDDR5

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Features Key features of the Radeon R7 250XE

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

Radeon R7 250XE
72 GB/s
GeForce GT 730
40.1 GB/s
Radeon HD 7750
72 GB/s

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

Radeon R7 250XE
13.76 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 730
7.22 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 7750
12.8 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R7 250XE
34.4 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 730
14.43 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 7750
25.6 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R7 250XE
1,100.8 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 730
692.7 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 7750
819.2 GFLOPS

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

Radeon R7 250XE

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

Radeon R7 250XE

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Cape Verde
Market Desktop
Clock speed 860 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 640
Texture mapping units 40
Render output processors 16
Compute units 10
Pixel rate 13.76 GPixel/s
Texture rate 34.4 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,100.8 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,125 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,500 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit
Memory 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 72 GB/s

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