GeForce GTX 560 vs Radeon R7 250X

GeForce GTX 560
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 17 May 2011
GeForce GTX 560
Radeon R7 250X
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 13 Feb 2014
Radeon R7 250X


Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 560
  • Radeon R7 250X

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 560

Supports PhysX.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon R7 250X

70 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 560 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

No clear winner declared

We have no data to declare a winner at this time.


Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 560Radeon R7 250X
GPU NameGF114 (GF114-325-A1)vsCape Verde (Cape Verde XT)
Fab Process40 nmvs28 nm
Die Size332 mm²vs123 mm²
Transistors1,950 millionvs1,500 million
Compute Units7vs10
Core clock810 MHzvs950 MHz

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 560Radeon R7 250X
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed1000 MHz
4000 MHz effective
vs1125 MHz
4500 MHz effective
Memory Size1024 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 560Radeon R7 250X
TDP150 wattsvs80 watts
Release Date17 May 2011vs13 Feb 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 560
    11.30 GP/s
  • Radeon R7 250X
    15.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 560
    45.40 GT/s
  • Radeon R7 250X
    38.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 560
    128.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R7 250X
    72.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 560
    1089.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R7 250X
    1216.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 560
  • Radeon R7 250X

Points (higher is better)