Radeon HD 7850 vs Radeon R7 250

Radeon HD 7850
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 5 Mar 2012
Radeon HD 7850
Radeon R7 250
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Oct 2013
Radeon R7 250

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon HD 7850
    248%
  • Radeon R7 250
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7850

Around 148% higher average synthetic performance.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Reasons to consider Radeon R7 250

65 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 7850 .
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.

Radeon HD 7850

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 7850

The Radeon HD 7850 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 7850Radeon R7 250
GPU NamePitcairn (Pitcairn PRO)vsOland (Oland XT)
Fab Process28 nmvs28 nm
Die Size212 mm²vs90 mm²
Transistors2,800 millionvs1,040 million
Shaders1024vs384
Compute Units16vs6
Core clock860 MHzvs1000 MHz
ROPs32vs8
TMUs64vs24

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 7850Radeon R7 250
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective
vs1150 MHz
4600 MHz effective
Memory Size2048 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 7850Radeon R7 250
TDP130 wattsvs65 watts
Release Date5 Mar 2012vs8 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 7850
    27.50 GP/s
  • Radeon R7 250
    8.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 7850
    55.00 GT/s
  • Radeon R7 250
    24.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 7850
    154.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R7 250
    73.60 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 7850
    1761.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R7 250
    768.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon HD 7850
    6820
  • Radeon R7 250
    2740

Points (higher is better)