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DIAMOND Stealth S9250PCI256SB Radeon 9250 256MB 128-Bit DDR PCI Video Card

  • Radeon 9250
  • 256MB DDR
  • PCI
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Would you like a powerful video card but are on a strict budget? We’ve got the card for you: PowerColor’s S9250PCI256SB packs a punch at a very affordable price. As a graphic card based on an ATI chipset that using the Radeon 9250 GPU, it sports 240 MHz clock speed. Its 128-bit 256 MB GDDR memory allows you to run your games at high settings.

This card also incorporates ATI's excellent rendering technologies allowing you to get into the middle of the action, with ATI Hyper Z Lossless, ATI SmoothVision, ATI SmartShader. A 2048 x 1536 resolution shows you the smallest detail. Cooling is provided by a heat-sink, strategically located on top of the main GPU.

  • newegg ATI Hyper Z Lossless ATI's HYPER Z Lossless Z-Buffer Compression reduces memory bandwidth by up to 25% for ultra-high resolution 3D gaming and ultra-fast performance. Plus, the four rendering pipelines ensure the fastest 3D gaming performance in its class.
  • newegg ATI SmoothVision Featuring ATI SmoothVision technology, the Radeon 9250 card offers sharpest, clearest textures without sacrificing frame rates.
  • newegg ATI SmartShader Powered by ATI SmartShader technology, the Radeon 9250 card supports Microsoft¨ DirectX¨8.1, enabling more complex and realistic lighting effects.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Angelo S.
  • 3/9/2013 7:45:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest card for my system

Pros: 128 bit card. and on a pci slot. performance is outstanding. this is not a gaming rig, so dx9 and up are not needed for me, and I am not interested an T&L for a workstation. so I am VERY happy.

Cons: no cons. if anyone has a complaint about performance, then you must be a gamer. pci slots are not meant for gaming.

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  • Angelo S.
  • 3/8/2013 5:54:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggswell worth it

Pros: Came with a much better heat sink than in the picture shown. IMO, I believe this will outperform the new cards on the market simply because it has 128bit interface. So it pushes more data through, and since standard pci can only handle so much data, this is the way to go.

Cons: for this card, it is a little outdated since it is only DX8. but you gotaa give and take.

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  • matt j.
  • 8/14/2012 5:54:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsnot 64bit compatible

Pros: price

Cons: this graphics card has no drivers for 64 bit machines.

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  • Wesley C.
  • 2/29/2012 2:36:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs@jjjet42

Pros: jjjet42, to quote a popular show "Um, I'm sorry, are you from the past?"

PCI is NOT the graphics BUS you want to run games on, you NEED to switch to PCI Express. Whole different ball game there. And it's been around for a LONG TIME. I've been exclusively on PCI Express for over 6 years.

PCI cards like these are good for business class desktops that have dedicated graphics and you want to run an additional video card, but they don't have a second (or third, or fourth) PCI Express 16x slot.

Cons: none. For what it is, it does it just fine.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/14/2012 3:36:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsGreat If you like outdated

Pros: I was able to play Halo pretty well. No lag if its down to almost minimal settings. Also able to Play Portal 1 really well too.

Cons: Newer Games don't work on this thing, AT ALL. Portal 2 played the audio so I know it was working but the screen was black. Minecraft wouldn'y run because this thing can't support Opengl 2.0. Would have been nice if the store told me what it supported.

Other Thoughts: I ended up taking it back and getting a diffrent GPU. Turns out that there is a real up to date PCI graphics card made in 2011.

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  • Maciek K.
  • 12/30/2011 11:49:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery Old Drivers

Pros: It installed fine, and worked fine.

Cons: The issue is that it has drivers from year 2006, and there are no new drivers available on ATI website or Diamond website. I was installing SONY software MoviEZ HD, and the software displayed a massage that graphic card drivers need to be updated. I believe the issue was Open GL version. I had to return this graphic card and get a different one. MoviEZ HD installed fine after I got different graphic card. MoviEZ HD is video editing software.

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  • John B.
  • 11/17/2011 11:41:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo 64bit Support

Pros: The card arrived in working order, but that is about it.

Cons: These cards do not support 64bit operating systems. I should have researched this before ordering 3 of them I suppose, but honestly, who still sells $50 video cards in 2011 that do not have 64bit support? Unfortunately I needed PCI cards for some locked down Win7 x64 systems, in a business environment. These are NOT the cards to get if you have similar needs.

Newegg, as always, was awesome on the shipping and RMA process. I returned the cards and replaced them with different ones that do in fact have x64 support.

Other Thoughts: The cards did not come with any accessories whatsoever. I can verify that these cards will operate in Windows 7 x64 with a generic driver, but of course have terrible resolution and performance. They do have a Win 7 32bit driver available for download, in case you're wondering. Honestly though, you can get something much better than these.

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  • Perry S.
  • 6/8/2010 7:35:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Win7 drivers, no Linux 3D for dual-monitors

Pros: Easy install with PCI slot, which is pretty universal on computers.

Cons: Linux XOrg FLOSS Redaon drivers would give 3D graphics (KDE 4.4 on Debian) for a single monitor, but the card didn't have enough horsepower or datarate to do 3D on two monitors in KDE. Dual monitor did work, just no 3D.

Absolutely no graphics drivers for Windows 7, causing all connected monitors to have a low resolution and dual-monitor setup would be cloned, low-res screens rather than two side-by-side screens. Useless.

Other Thoughts: RMA'ed this card and purchased PCI-x 16x card for less money, which is also a pretty common slot in machines:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131119

This new card works much better in both GNU/Linux and in Win7 for those that are stuck on that platform.

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  • Erica W.
  • 2/9/2010 6:45:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOK, for what it is

Pros: No problems whatsoever. Streams sub-HD videos at full speed...as far as I can tell. 30+ fps in most of the standard Milkdrop 1.04b (Winamp plugin) visualizations at standard size.

Cons: Obviously ancient and outdated. Can't believe it's still almost the same price now as when I bought it in 2007.
Unless you need to upgrade an equally ancient and outdated computer, buy something else.

Other Thoughts: The rig: nearly-stock Dell Dimension 2350 from 2003 - 2.2GHz P4, 768 MB RAM
OS: Windows XP Home
Monitor: HP f2105, 1680 x 1050

Didn't bother with the included CD drivers; just downloaded the ones on ATI's site. IIRC, needed to disable onboard video in the BIOS. I don't play PC games other than MAME and 16-bit console emulators. Really, I only bought this for Milkdrop!

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/5/2010 1:31:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Win-7 compatible

Pros: Don't know - bot to use with Win-7 but didn't work

Cons: Not Win-7 compatible - no drivers provided by ATI

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