Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition vs Radeon R7 250X

Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 21 Aug 2012
Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
Radeon R7 250X
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 13 Feb 2014
Radeon R7 250X
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Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition

Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon R7 250X

71 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition .
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.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 6850 1440SP EditionRadeon R7 250X
GPU NameCypress (Cypress PRO)vsCape Verde (Cape Verde XT)
Fab Process40 nmvs28 nm
Die Size334 mm²vs123 mm²
Transistors2,154 millionvs1,500 million
Shaders1440vs640
Compute Units18vs10
Core clock725 MHzvs950 MHz
ROPs32vs16
TMUs72vs40

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 6850 1440SP EditionRadeon 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

Radeon HD 6850 1440SP EditionRadeon R7 250X
TDP151 wattsvs80 watts
Release Date21 Aug 2012vs13 Feb 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
    23.20 GP/s
  • Radeon R7 250X
    15.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
    52.20 GT/s
  • Radeon R7 250X
    38.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
    128.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R7 250X
    72.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
    2088.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R7 250X
    1216.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better