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SAPPHIRE 100368L Radeon R7 250 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

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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SAPPHIRE 100368L Radeon R7 250 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

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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Logitech K800 Black USB RF Wireless Slim Illuminated Keyboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Very nice. 12/05/2013

This review is from: Logitech K800 Black USB RF Wireless Slim Illuminated Keyboard

Pros: Looks nice and clean.
Works great.
4 backlight settings.
User replaceable, rechargeable batteries.
Came with everything, except for software.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Came in a huge box. Was well packed. I chose the slowest shipping option. The Fedex/USPS hand-off can be kinda quirky with tracking, but I got it. I'm happy.

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Display Name: darryl w.

Date Joined: 03/18/06

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