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MSI Radeon R7 250 DirectX 12 R7 250 2GD3 OC 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 2GB 128-Bit DDR3
  • Core Clock 1050 MHz
  • Boost Clock 1100 MHz
  • 1 x DVI-D 1 x HDMI
  • 384 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16

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The MSI R7 250 2GD3 OC 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 Propeller Blade Technology The large 10cm fan ensures silent yet efficient cooling. MSI's exclusive Propeller Blade technology delivers 20% more airflow and 50% larger cooling area to remove heat more quickly and efficiently.
  • newegg Afterburner Co-developed by MSI and Rivatuner, MSI releases the ultimate graphics card utility, “Afterburner”. This utility enables all MSI graphics cards users to boost performance and to monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time. The latest version also supports in-game video recording for easy sharing and wireless control by Android/iOS handheld devices.
  • newegg MSI ALL-Solid Capacitor MSI graphics card products use high-quality solid capacitors, which provide an ultra-long lifespan of up to 10 years (under full load), lower temperature, higher efficiency, and extreme low ESR. For gamers and high-end users, this feature not only means that product has better quality components within, but also provides much stronger support when users want to engage in hard-core tuning.
  • 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 AMD App Acceleration Improve the performance of everyday tasks such as Web browsing, office applications, and video rendering.
  • newegg AMD PowerTune technology Enables intelligent power monitoring to enable higher clock speeds and 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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  • Brandon H.
  • 4/8/2016 12:36:31 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Value Card

Pros: - 4K output
- Crossfirex
- AMD Dual/Hybrid Graphics

Cons: Only 3 outputs

Other Thoughts: I have used this card in Crossfirex configurations with a second identical card and in AMD Dual Graphics with a APU. In both cases I am able to run Starcraft 2 with the higest settings with no lag.

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  • Matthew C.
  • 3/22/2016 6:33:48 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: -Paired with a10-7850k
-Depending on if both Dual Graphics are running, anywhere from 30-60fps (Med-High) (BF4, Civ 5)

Cons: -None really

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  • richard c.
  • 3/17/2016 7:33:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card for a low-power PSU

Pros: * The specs recommend a 400W PSU, but it will work fine with a 290W.
* Silent, yet acceptable frame rates in games like Minecraft or GW2 at 1080p and decent graphics settings

Cons: * N/A. Worked fine for me. I do wish the box had been sealed, as others mentioned.

Other Thoughts: * If you're looking for a video card for a computer with an anemic PSU, and realize you're not going to get something screamingly fast, this could be the card for you.

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  • Kevin P.
  • 3/16/2016 1:14:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSkip this card for dual graphics. Skip dual graphics. Skip this model of the card period.

Pros: Smelled pleasant when opening the package.

Cons: Would not do dual graphics with an AMD A10-7860K. I borrowed an ASUS R7-240 from a friend to ensure I had configured my motherboard for dual graphics. The ASUS r7-240 enabled instantly and flawlessly. I updated my motherboard BIOS, used a driver wiper from safe mode and re-installed, and re-installed windows since it was a new machine. I tried beta drivers, whql drivers, etc. Nothing helped.

When I contacted MSI support and included the fact that I knew with 100% certainty that dual graphics was enabled and working by testing it I got back:

"dear customer, I"m sorry but all the settings for hybrid crossfire/ dual graphic should be on the motherboard settings. Please make sure you contact gigabyte for technical support."



Well, at this point it's either a driver issue or a defective card. I do not know who is responsible for providing support on AMDs drivers. It's also obvious that if you have an issue, MSI is the type of company to punt. I have a feeling if I kept the card I would wind up playing support tag till the time frame to RMA to newegg expired.
I'm also not sure what happened with the included afterburner software. Upon installing it I was prompted to reboot, which resulted in a boot loop from a repeated driver crash. I had to restore a save point, which was another frustrating element.


I am just going to RMA the card to new-egg.

Other Thoughts: AMD dual graphics does not seem like a good option if you are building your own system. For starters, it's apparently finnicky. It will introduce problems to some games and result in frame pacing issues. It's more expensive than buying an athlon x4 and a higher end discreet card. The higher end card wouldn't use your system memory, and if you check 3dmark, all it takes to outperform dual graphics is an r7-250X, just one step up from this card. It works out to be cheaper overall.

For single graphics - you are just using this card without hybrid or crossfire - you would be better off buying an r7-250 that has GDDR5. So, just skip this card altogether in my opinion.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Kevin,
There is "no" known issue with our MSI video card. If you have any question or concern regarding our MSI video card you purchased, Please do not hesitate to contact us directly by email at usreview@msi.com or by phone at 626.271.1004 M-F, 9AM-6PM PST. We will be more than happy to assist you.

Thanks for choosing MSI

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • RANNY H.
  • 3/7/2016 12:44:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTECH

Pros: CARD DELIVERED IN UNSEALED BOX, DOA

Cons: DOA

Other Thoughts: DOA

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Ranny,
There is "no" known issue with our MSI video card. If you have any question or cocern regarding our MSI video card you purchased, Please do not hesitate to contact us directly by email at usreview@msi.com or by phone at 626.271.1004 M-F, 9AM-6PM PST. We will be more than happy to assist you.

Thanks for choosing MSI

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Augustine D.
  • 3/1/2016 2:24:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYay for fluidity!

Pros: Punches out full 1080p like cake, playing minecraft with mods is a breeze at nearly full graphics and shaders.

Cons: It's loud but I love it! Makes my pc sound like tank (which it feels like now)

Other Thoughts: Great card for the price, was going to go with an R9 but decided to save a bit and get this one. I'm happy with it and it's a huge improvement on the GT 610 I was using for a long time prior.

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  • james k.
  • 2/22/2016 7:25:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's.....okay?

Pros: I bought this to run in dual graphics with and A10-7850K. It worked just fine. Ran cool, did what it was supposed to do. I love the concept.

Cons: No real issues with this card. It is sort of cheesy with its fake screw on the shroud. This was something of an experiment. It wasn't the performance I was looking for.

Other Thoughts: Price/performance in dual graphics. This probably isn't worth it. Save a little more and buy a dedicated graphics card. I'm excited to see what AMD does with their APUs next.

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  • sally p.
  • 2/21/2016 9:19:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent !! Arrived early easy set up very happy

Pros: easy to install

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: we recommend

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/18/2016 7:24:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat price with Rebate.

Pros: R7 250 so it Dual-Graphics (D-G) with AMD 7870K APU.
Fair quiet. Fairly cool.
Powers from PCI slot alone. No bridge required when paired with 7870K AGU.

Cons: It was hard to find info on applying D-G to my system.

Other Thoughts: Here is what finally worked for me:

AMD A10 7870K APU
ASUS Crossblade Ranger MOBO
G. SKILL 1600 8G's memory
ANTEC HCG - 520M
Latest AMD Catalyst Control Center (CCC) and drivers

Place this Video Card in Expansion slot 2 " PCIe 2.0/3.0x16/X8_slot 1"
Change these settings in BIOS:

Under "ADVANCED" menu scroll down to "NB CONFIGURATION"

Change IGFX MULTI-MONITOR to "ENABLED"

Change "PRIMARY VIDEO DEVICE" to "PCIE / PCI VIDEO" (Assumes you'll be using the Vid card's interface as opposed to the MOBO's.)

Ensure "INTEGRATED GRAPHICS" is set to AUTO.

I also set "PCIEX16/X8_1" to "FORCE X16" (AUTO will probably also work.)

Save and Exit.

On reboot the Catalyst Control Center should alert you to the fact that it needs your attention. In any case you will have to go to the "PERFORMANCE" tab and check the "ENABLE AMD CROSSFIRE" option.

This last option wasn't even available until I made the above changes in BIOS.

Reboot and use CPUZ, CCC, MSI AfterBurner or any other graphics reporting/monitoring application.


I saw my 3DMARK Skydive 1.0 score jump from 5994 using the 7870K GPU only to 9321 using this card in the Dual Graphics setup. Also seemed to improve In-game talk/audio in Steam.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/9/2016 7:18:33 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat card i have 2 in crosfire

Pros: easy to set up runs any game you throw at it in high or ultra settings had card for 3 years

Cons: my only con is Ryan G dum dum reveiw it not hard at all to find the drivers you need to know how to read lmfao the directions are simple and the drive cd dose auto start dont let this guys out dated computer and monitors maybe if he researched his monitor compatibly he dosent seem like someone that has ben doing this for 15 years 15 years old maybe here his cons witch are laughable

"Cons: The included installation CD did not auto load. The directions for installation need to be edited so you know what files/folders to look into exactly if your CD does not auto load. I had the hardest time finding the correct setup.exe file on the CD. After clicking every setup.exe file I could find multiple times I fell into the right one and the setup finally went through with ease. I have worked with computers for over 15 years and this was the most difficult install I have had to date." hahahahhahahah hes not the smartest

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