AMD Officially Launches the Radeon R7 250X GPU – Cape Verde XT Core and 95W TDP

AMD has just released the mid tier GPU, Radeon R7 250X. The card arrived in a no-nonsense fashion and is going to retail at the less than $100 Mark. It is meant to target the vacuum between the R7 250 and R7 260 and will also serve as a counter to the GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750  for PR purposes.

AMD Radeon R7 250X Released

Radeon R7 250X GPU Launched - Features Cape Verde XT Core and 95 TDP.

It is worth mentioning now that the Radeon R7 250X is based on an older PCB (HD 7770) and will not contain True Audio and XDMA. The card is basically a 1Ghz version of the HD 7770. Though it is codenamed "Cape Verde" it actually contains the Cape Verde XT Core (some sites mistakenly call the silicon Cape Verde, which is not very accurate because the same codename is also used in Mobile GPUs). It will come in 1Gb and 2Gb configurations. Here are the technical specifications of the GPU which come directly from our swedish source

R7 260X R7 260 R7 250X R7 250
GPU Bonaire XTX Bonaire Pro Cape Verde XT Oland XT
Technology TSMC 28 nm TSMC 28 nm TSMC 28 nm TSMC 28 nm
Architecture GCN GCN GCN GCN
Stream Proc. 896 pcs. 768 pcs. 640 pcs. 384 pcs.
Texture Units 56 pcs. 48 pc. 40 pc. 24 pc.
Raster Devices 16 pc. 16 pc. 16 pc. 8 pcs.
Memory Bus 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit
Amount of memory 2 GB 1GB 1 GB / 2 GB 1 GB / 2 GB
GPU frequency 1100 MHz 1000 MHz 1000 MHz 1050 MHz
Memory Frequency 6500 MHz 6000 MHz 4500 MHz 4600 MHz
Memory Bandwidth 104 GB / s 96 GB / s 72 GB / s 73.6 GB / s
True Audio / XDMA Yes Yes No No
TDP 115 W 95 W 95 W 65 W

Anandtech has also released some benchmarks which show the R7 250X comfortably beating the GTX 650 while lagging behind the GTX 650 Ti Boost. Performance wise approximately the same as the Maxwell GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750, more or less. However, unlike the GTX 750 Non-Ti which only needs a PCI-E connection as its power source, the Radeon R7 250X needs One GPU Connector. Finally the benchmarks by AnandTech:


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