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GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 GV-R725O5-2GI Radeon R7 250 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card

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  • 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5
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The GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 GV-R725O5-2GI is powered by an AMD Radeon R7 250 GPU. It delivers evolved performance and lower power consumption at a budget-friendly price with the latest AMD graphics technology. Radeon R7 250 is based on AMD generation 28nm GCN architecture, and comes with support for DirectX 11.2 for improved graphics in the hottest games. AMD App Acceleration boosts your everyday applications. And with DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort connectors, you can build multi-monitor environments for enhanced viewing and productivity.

  • newegg GIGABYTE custom-designed 10 cm cooler As opposed to the stereotype, GIGABYTE is able to maximize the fan size to 10cm with the latest cooling design. With a 10cm fan, the card is virtually silent as its noise level runs much lower.
  • newegg Ultra Durable 2 The use of the top-notch components ensures long-lasting performance and reliability. Features a Low RDS(on) MOSFET design for ultra cooling, a ferrite core choke design for low power loss, and an all-solid capacitor design for longer life.
  • newegg Mantle There’s optimization, and then there’s Mantle. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of GCN architecture to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality.
  • newegg OC GURU ll Brand-new instinctive user interface, easier to monitor and adjust all important settings. Users can set up MONITORING, GPU CLOCK, MEMORY CLOCK, FAN, GPU VOLTAGE, Memory VOLTAGE, OSD, ONLINE SUPPORT, and update driver, BIOS directly.
  • newegg AMD App Acceleration Improve the performance of everyday tasks such as Web browsing, office applications, and video rendering.
  • newegg AMD PowerTune technology Intelligent power monitoring in the AMD Radeon graphics to enable higher clock better performance in your favorite games.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Roland L.
  • 4/10/2014 7:54:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat partner for an A10-7850K Kaveri APU

Pros: Easy install, Drivers from AMD website are better than the ones on disk so do it that way instead. ( make SURE YOU GO WITH 14.3 BETA DRIVER FOR THE CROSSFIRE CAPABILITY)

Runs very cool and quiet (good for my moms piece of mind she hates noise)

Has all three current modern monitor hookups ( D-sub, DVI, and HDMI)

Doesn't required a power cable ( thus reducing cable clutter)

Cons: Crossfiring this isn't easy. You would think they would make a driver that would crossfire for us but do they oh no that would make sense.

doesn't run the highest settings in the highest end games but to a little old lady and a half blind old fighter pilot the graphics looks great!!!!!

Other Thoughts: Okay here goes the meat and potatoes of my review....ready for some reading.....go get a drink....go ahead I can wait..........................................okay, to crossfire this you need to NOT install the card first. Plug into the integrated graphics of the APU(AMD)/ CPU(INTEL) and go to bios first....you do this by hitting the power button on your computer and pressing the delete key until you get a screen with all your systems information on it. Now, what your looking for is the integrated graphics controller.....find it? it should be listed under either integrated graphics or video output. Click on it to open it and then find the integrated graphics and turn them off. Relax......the screen will go dark after you reboot.....wait for your system to sound like its done powering up and then press and hold the power button for 5 seconds......it should shut down your system. NOW install your R7 250. Plug in the monitor cable to the right connector of your choosing. And power up your system. tone of tow things is going to happen here. it will boot up with normal start up or ask you if you want to start windows normally....if it does the later press normal start up. once your logged in and done booting up go to your browser and open the AMD website....AMD.COM go to support and drivers and follow the path of GPU Drivers....then your selection of operating system.....then scroll down to 14.3 BETA DRIVERS. Relax it is a beta but is used to crossfire your APU this graphics card. download the driver and install it. once installed reboot your system.
Once rebooted your going to see in the bottom right corner a funky little icon that looks like an atom. Click it and welcome to Catalyst driver for your system video needs!!!
Now the fun stuff.....under performance tab you'll find APU/GPU integration. CLICK IT!!!!!!!! I mean really you've come this far already....CLICK THE SILLY THING!!!!
look for a picture of the APU and graphics card coming together as one arrow and click apply. Now reboot......

now go check your frame rates after reboot......and oh yeah.....have fun fragging the bad guys whoever that might be!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/20/2014 11:55:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsVery good quality

Pros: -Great medium-level level GPU
-Great price
-Great OCing
-Will run all your non-extremely graphical intensive games without a sweat.

Cons: -Slightly noisy

Other Thoughts: If your looking for a step up from your old/slow performance graphics card, this is the one to get. It will serve you well until you get a higher end graphic card.
If your not planning on getting a higher end graphic card, This should be your no. 1 choice.

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  • Stephen F.
  • 3/20/2014 6:10:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding Card For the Money!

Pros: Great brand
Great Price
It's Not Nvidia
2GB
DDR5
128-Bit

Cons: It wasn't Free
It can't ride on the back of my 2014 ZX6R(636)
It doesn't prepare meals for me.

The ONLY issue I'm having is that sometimes if I tab out of WoW for a extended period of time, and tab back in, sound is gone and I have to close, and restart the game for sound to come back. I don't recall this happening with the APU graphics, but I can't really narrow it down to the card so I'm not removing any eggs. It could be a glitch within WoW itself because Blizzard is known for breaking stuff when fixing other things.

Other Thoughts: I recently build a low end computer for my new business I'm in the process of opening. I didn't expect to do any gaming on it but I said " meh, why not! " Nothing too special.

Mobo = MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 ( SATA III )
CPU = AMD A4-5300 3.4Ghz
RAM =Kingston HyperX 8GB PC3-12800

Storage:

Samsung 840 EVO 128GB SSD ( For OS, Drivers, Some Apps )

Western Digital Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA III which is for most applications, music, pictures, videos, movies, and games. I have SOME applications on the SSD such as Open Office, Firefox, and other stuff that I want to be fast, but everything else goes on the storage drive.

Now, I recently got back into WoW, and the integrated graphics on the APU ( CPU ) granted me 40-45 FPS in Orgrimmar, 50-60FPS in the outside world, and 20-25 FPS in heavy combat with a bunch of people. Now, all the other FPS is decent, but in combat FPS was a little low for my taste, so I started looking into low end gaming cards or perhaps this would even fall into mid range.

I received the card within 2 days with 3-day shipping. I downloaded the drivers for the card via the website, and not from the CD as usually the drivers that come on the disc are outdated so always get the latest updated drivers via the website. I shut her down, opened her up, popped the card right in-in seconds. Closed her all back up, turned her back on, everything was big and nasty. I installed the drivers, rebooted, and BOOM. Everything looked normal again.

I loaded WoW, and now I get 50-70 FPS in Orgrimmar, 100+ in the outside world, and 40-45 in combat which is honestly perfect. I was also able to test it wit a few steam games, and definitely noticed better gameplay. Most games automatically set themselves to the highest settings with this card installed.

Even though I didn't plan to game on this built, I got the card anyway because a good every now and then is fun, and I didn't want a $300 graphic card as that's overkill IMO.

Overall, for $100, this card is GREAT. I'm actually extremely happy with this card. I definitely recommend this card if you're like me, and don't really need anything too crazy. I also wanted a card that didn't require any extra power from the PSU as my PSU only has a 24+4 as i got a very basic PSU.

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  • Vincent B.
  • 2/25/2014 2:38:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSatisfied

Pros: Cheap, compatible with a10 7850k, lots of high speed memory, good overclock

Cons: Slow delivery

Other Thoughts: The included quick start guide is wasteful. A simple set of pictures would have been much better and would have required much less paper (pictures are easier for people to understand anyway).
Also, a quick tip about referencing a motherboard manual in order to set-up dual graphics would be helpful. I had to spend about 10 minutes on amd's website before I gave up and just looked in my MB manual. It would have just been a nice touch.

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