AMD Introduces $99 Radeon R7 250XCategory: Video Cards
Posted: February 12, 2014 08:19AM
AMD officially announced the Radeon R7 250X on Monday, which is already being sold for $99.
This card is essentially a rebranded AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition and like it, has similar specifications. The R7 250X is still based on the 28nm Cape Verde GPU core with up to 640 stream processors running up to 1GHz with up to 2GB of GDDR5 memory on a 128-bit bus. Like the Radeon HD 7700 GHz Edition, this card does not support AMD's new TrueAudio technology nor CrossFire with XDM. This does however support PCI-E 3.0 x16, DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.3, and Mantle. AMD recommends a single 6-pin power connector with 95W to power the 2GB version of the graphics card.
Benchmarks provided by AMD clearly show that its card surpasses NVIDIA's GTX 650. However, it should be noted that NVIDIA's GTX 650 Ti wins benchmarks against the former Radeon HD 7700, which means it likely beats the new R7 250X too for just about $20 more. However, AMD conveniently didn't show those numbers.
Source: Hot Hardware