However, if you want to play the latest releases on decent settings, it makes more sense to pay the extra $40 or $50 on something like the Radeon R7 260X.
That card costs 40% to 50% more than the R7 250, but it's also 40% to 50% faster than the R7 250 and A10-7850K combo. Although that doesn't make the R7 260X a better value outright, it is when you consider that all the games we tested were very playable at 1680x1050 and there was still wiggle room to increase the quality for a more enjoyable experience. Plus, you don't have to worry about Crossfire spoiling the fun.</end quote></div>
The prices at the time of this post, however put the 260X at $105 after rebate from Sapphire, while the 250 is $80 after rebate for the GDDR5 version, which you are going to want. So, $25, or 24% more, for no headaches and 40-50% superior performance?
People who are building ITX machines will know that, or they should know that, the point of this post was to inform the people who see Dual Graphics and think it is a good thing and a better alternative to a slightly more expensive graphics card. And it does not pull twice as much power, the 250 is rated for a 75w TDP, the 260X is rated for 115w, only 65% more.