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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250 HIS iCooler 1GB Edition Radeon HD 7790 DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition
Battlefield 2042 598% 318%
Grand Theft Auto VI 623% 333%
Resident Evil 8 568% 300%
Far Cry 6 643% 345%
New World 355% 172%
The Ascent 798% 437%
Back 4 Blood 568% 300%
Forza Horizon 5 305% 142%
Star Citizen 351% 170%
FIFA 22 159% 55%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7790 DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 250 HIS iCooler 1GB Edition.

The HD 7790 has a 75 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 250. This results in the HD 7790 providing 36.2 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 HD 7790 has a 75 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the R7 250. This results in the HD 7790 providing 9.2 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 less than a year after the HD 7790, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The HD 7790 has 1024 MB more video memory than the R7 250, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 7790 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 7790 has 28.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 250, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7790 is slightly better than the R7 250.

The Radeon R7 250 HIS iCooler 1GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7790 DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition has 896. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 250 is 343 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7790 is 963. The HD 7790 having 620 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7790 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 250.

The Radeon R7 250 HIS iCooler 1GB Edition requires 65 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7790 DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 250.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1075 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland XTGCN 1.0 Bonaire XT
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date09 Oct 2013vs22 Mar 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
5.6
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7.9
1920x1080
4.6
vs green tick
6
2560x1440
3
vs green tick
4.3
3840x2160
2.1
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2.6

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1150 MHzvs1600 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth73.6GB/secvs102.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs896
Actual Shader Performance17%vs46%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs56
Texture Rate24 GTexel/svs60.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate8 GPixel/svs17.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-3250 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 250 HIS iCooler 1GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's fast-middle-class Radeon R7 250 1GB, created by HIS.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.

Cooling Solution
The card is equipped with iCooler, making it extremely quiet and noise level is less than 28dB. Additionally, it is now Single-Slot.

Performance
Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Radeon R7 250 HIS iCooler 1GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon R7 250 1GB.
Radeon HD 7790 DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of the performance Radeon HD 7790.
This edition comes with a cooling solution called DirectCU II, which achieves 20% lower temps and vastly quieter performance than reference with direct-contact copper heatpipes and dual fans, according to Asus. It also comes overclocked out of the box in the core-clock to 1075MHz and on the memory clock to 1600MHz, though the latter might prove useless, as this card might not benefit from extra bandwidth.
The 2GB framer buffer proves useless and Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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