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XFX Radeon R7 250 Core Edition Video Card Review
Author: Rafael Otto Coelho
Type: Reviews Last Updated: April 24, 2014
Page: 1 of 11
Introduction
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Let’s analyze the Radeon R7 250 Core Edition (R7-250A-ZLF4) from the traditional manufacturer XFX, a low profile video card with 1 GiB of GDDR5 memory that competes with the GeForce GT 640 GPU from NVIDIA.

The Radeon R7 250 is a rebranded Radeon HD 8670 chip, although according to AMD, the HD 8670 is compatible with DirectX 11.1 and the R7 250 is DirectX 11.2.

It is important to notice that there are video cards based on the Radeon R7 250 GPU using DDR3 memory running at 1.8 GHz (providing a 28.8 GB/s bandwidth).

The Radeon R7 250 uses the PCI Express 3.0 interface, while its main competitor uses the PCI Express 2.0 interface. Although the chip supports PCI Express 3.0 x16, the video card we tested offers only half of the supported lanes and, therefore, it is a PCI Express 3.0 x8 card.

In the table below, we compare the main specifications for the video cards included in our review. The prices were researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this review and do not include rebates.

Video Card

Core Clock

Shader Clock

Memory Clock (Effective)

Memory Interface

Memory Transfer Rate

Memory

Shaders

DirectX

Price

Radeon R7 250

1,050 MHz

1,050 MHz

4.6 GHz

128-bit

73.6 GB/s

1 GiB GDDR5

384

11.2

USD 100.00

GeForce GT 640

900 MHz

1,800 MHz

1.6 GHz

128-bit

25.6 GB/s

2 GiB DDR3

384

11.0

USD 100.00

Radeon R7 240

780 MHz

780 MHz

1.8 GHz

128-bit

28.8 GB/s

2 GiB DDR3

320

11.2

USD 70.00

GeForce GT 630

810 MHz

1,620 MHz

1.33 GHz

128-bit

21.3 GB/s

1 GiB DDR3

96

11.0

USD 70.00

You can compare the specs of these video cards with other video cards by taking a look at our “AMD ATI Chips Comparison Table” and “NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table” tutorials.

Now let’s take an in-depth look at the XFX Radeon R7 250 Core Edition.

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