AMD targets budget-minded PC gamers with the $100 Radeon R7 250X

It appears as if AMD is set to release a new graphics card aimed at budget-minded PC users. Multiple reports indicate that AMD is launching a Radeon R7 250X graphics card.

From a product naming standpoint, its safe to assume that the Radeon R7 250X’s performance will fit somewhere in between three other similarly named graphics cards: the AMD Radeon R7 250, the Radeon R7 260 and the Radeon R7 260X. The R7 250X will allegedly be powered by the same GPU found in the R7 250, and there will be two flavors to choose from: a 1GB model along with a 2GB unit. A tweet from AMD Radeon Italia indicates that the R7 250X will include 640 stream processors, 16 ROPs and 40 TMUs.

What’s more, if this Amazon page is accurate, an overclocked version of the R7 250X has already hit the market, sporting a price tag of $99.99. 

Unfortunately, the base clock speed for R7 250X is currently unknown, and the product page for the R7 250X from Diamond barely lists any of the card specs. However, considering that the R7 260X is clocked at “up to” 1.1 GHz, and the R7 250 tops out at 1.05 GHz, we think it’s safe to assume that the 250X’s clock speed will fall somewhere in between those two numbers.

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