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SAPPHIRE 100368L Radeon R7 250 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 384 Stream Processors
  • 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0
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The Sapphire 100368L Radeon R7 250 is powered by the AMD Radeon R7 250 GPU, the latest AMD graphics technology that delivers evolved performance and power consumption at a budget-friendly price. The 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, such as surfing, video editing, format conversion, and even Windows 7/8 operation. And with VGA/DVI/HDMI connectors, you can build multi-monitor environments for enhanced viewing and productivity.

  • newegg GCN Architecture Designed from the ground up for extraordinary performance with the most demanding games, this is the pinnacle of desktop graphics technology.
  • newegg DirectX 11.2 The tessellation performance on the AMD Radeon R7/R9 series is up to tow times faster than the previous generation, and DirectCompute performance is also faster to accelerate advanced post-processing, filtering, and anti-aliasing techniques. Direct X11 games have never looked this good!
  • 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. It’s a game-changing innovation developed by AMD.
  • newegg AMD PowerTune Technology AMD PowerTune is a breakthrough technology that sets an entirely new direction for maximum performance at TDP. It allows the GPU to be designed with higher engine clock speeds, which can be applied on the broad set of applications that have thermal headroom.
  • newegg AMD Stream Technology Accelerate the most demanding applications with AMD Stream technology to do more with your PC. AMD Stream Technology allows you to use the computing power locked up in your graphics processor on tasks other than traditional graphics, such as video encoding, at which the graphics processor is many, many times faster than using the CPU alone.
  • newegg AMD HD3D Technology Enjoy the most immersive experience possible with full support for High Definition Stereoscopic 3D, a technique that presents 2D images (movies, games, photos) in a format that creates the illusion of three-dimensional depth when using compatible 3D displays/glasses/software.

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  • Anthony K.
  • 3/17/2014 1:49:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what's needed

Pros: Installed card. Installed drivers. Works and runs cool. Also extremely quiet compared to my previous card.

Cons: None at this time.

Other Thoughts: Installed in my MicroATX case. The fan makes this card a bit larger than my previous card so I had to shift things around (the image is a little deceiving- you'll need as much room as you would for a card that occupies two slots on the back.) It's not a long card so it fit very easily. Driver download was as easy as going to the AMD website. I *never* bother with included driver discs because of how rapidly drivers are updated.

I chose this card to replace a GTX 260 which would not fit in my new case well. Benchmarks show that the R7 250 outperforms it. I'm very pleased given its very small size.

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  • darryl w.
  • 3/6/2014 10:45:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsIt is UEFI compatible!!!

Pros: Radeon R7 250 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

To the first reviewer that says that the card is "Not UEFI compatible" is incorrect.

1. It is UEFI compatible.
2. It is Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista compatible.

Now that I've cleared that up, what the card may not support is Windows 8 Secure Boot and UEFI GOP.
After enabling Windows 8 Secure Boot on my Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H board, "msinfo32" shows "Secure Boot State" as "Unsupported". What I'm not sure about is whether this can be fixed with an update from Gigabyte or if the Sapphire card itself, doesn't support Secure Boot. More than likely this card doesn't support Windows 8 Secure Boot and UEFI GOP.

Anyone wanting to use this card in a machine with UEFI shouldn't worry. It works with UEFI. Sapphire was correct when they told the first reviewer that the card is Windows 8 compatible, because it is. A card can be Windows 8 compatible and still not have all the supported features like Secure Boot and UEFI GOP. Nowhere on the box or the Sapphire website does it say that this card supports Windows 8 Secure Boot or UEFI GOP. The one star rating the first reviewer gave is not warranted.....based upon incorrect assumptions.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Good card. Runs cool.

The Windows 8 Secure Boot or UEFI GOP features may be on higher priced cards. There's probably not enough data out there on which cards have these features, so it's a toss of the dice, if you're looking for them.

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  • darryl w.
  • 3/4/2014 4:12:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsSapphire AMD Radeon R7 250

Pros: Specs per GPU-Z 0.7.7

GPU: Oland
Technology: 28 nm
Die Size: 77nm 2
Release Date: Oct 8, 2013
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Size: 1024 MB
Bandwith: 73.6 GB/s
GPU Clock: 1050 MHz
Memory: 1150 MHz

Has a VGA port.
Runs quiet.
Runs cool.

Cons: Pricey as of 03-04-2014.

Other Thoughts: The card is 6 1/2 inches long. In my HTPC case, I'm getting GPU idle temp of between 36c to 39. The idle temps of my previous card, the Sapphire HD 6570 was around 47c to 50c. I had no problems installing the AMD 13.12 driver. It should be a good HTPC for the next year and a half.

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  • Terry Y.
  • 10/29/2013 6:32:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot UEFI compatible

Pros: Average card, with average entry level features.

Cons: Not EUFI GOP ready. This card will not pass the Windows 8/8.1 UEFI "Secure Boot".

BEWARE of what it says in the specs (it is NOT Windows 8 ready).

Other Thoughts: Before I purchased this card I had asked SAPPHIRE if it was UEFI compatible (they said it was). I was very disappointed with them after purchasing it, finding out it wasn't compatible and having to return it with a loss (of both money and time).

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