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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7770 MSI PMD1 Edition Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual
XCOM 2 156% 167%
Naruto Shippudden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 48% 55%
The Division 241% 256%
Rise of the Tomb Raider 263% 280%
Fallout 4 222% 237%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 111% 121%
Doom 4 126% 136%
Assassins Creed: Syndicate 122% 132%
Far Cry: Primal 170% 183%
Need For Speed 111% 121%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7770 MSI PMD1 Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual.

The R7 250 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 7770. This results in the R7 250 providing 18.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 250 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7770 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 250 providing 0.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 250 was released over three years more recently than the HD 7770, and so the R7 250 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 7770 when running the latest games.

The R7 250 has 2048 MB more video memory than the HD 7770, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 7770 has superior memory performance.

The HD 7770 has 14.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 250, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7770 is slightly better than the R7 250.

The Radeon HD 7770 MSI PMD1 Edition has 640 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual has 896. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7770 is 544 and the actual shader performance of the R7 250 is 838. The R7 250 having 294 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 7770 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon HD 7770 MSI PMD1 Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7770 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 250. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1050 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1100 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XTGCN 1.1 Oland XT + Kaveri
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date01 Feb 2012vs28 May 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
8.6
1600x900
6.8
green tick vs
6.6
1920x1080
5.6
green tick vs
5.5
2560x1440
3.9
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3.6
3840x2160
2.3
green tick vs
2.1

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs57.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 4608 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 25% green tick vs 20%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs896
Actual Shader Performance26%vs40%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs56
Texture Rate40 GTexel/svs58.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16 GPixel/svs16.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3240 3.4GHzvsAMD APU A10-7870K Quad-Core
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 7770 MSI PMD1 Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class Radeon HD 7770 that features a cooling system with Propeller Blade technology which offers 20% more airflow than traditional fan design, according to MSI and has no changes that affects its performance directly.
Therefore, its performance is on level with the reference card.
Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual is a Solution of one Dedicated Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB Edition and one Integrated Radeon R7 7870K Dual put together using AMD's Asymmetric Crossfire Technology.

Architecture & Other Relevant Data
For more information about the Architecture and Other Relevant Data, please refer to the Pages of [Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB Edition](http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gid=2420&graphics=Radeon%20R7%20250%20v2%20MSI%20OC%202GB%20Edition) and [Radeon R7 7870K](http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gid=3000&graphics=Radeon%20R7%207870K).

Performance
Just like Crossfire, Asymmetric Crossfire can lead to Micro Stuttering.
Furthermore, Performance relies heavily on Driver Support, whereas it can lead to an enormous Performance Boost over each Graphics Card Operating Alone or to a Performance Decrease in which it is best to disable the Asymmetric Crossfire. Overall, Expect Performance Similar to Radeon R7 250X.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB + Radeon R7 7870K Dual is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We Recommend 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPUAMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+
Intel Xeon Processor E5405
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53GHz
AMD Phenom II X2 B60
AMD Phenom II X2 521
AMD Phenom II X4 B70
Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz
Intel Core i3-4360 3.7GHz
Intel Core i5-4570TE 2.7GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 970
Possible GPU UpgradesRadeon R9 380X XFX Double Dissipation Black OC 4GB Edition
Radeon R9 380X PowerColor PCS+ Myst. 4GB Edition
Radeon R9 380X Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 4GB Edition
Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X Turbo 4GB Edition
Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X Edition
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