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Other Thoughts: How does it perform?
The performance is very good.
The connectivity is on par with other routers in this price range. I tested the WHR-300HP2D against the TL-WR1043ND v2.1. The TL-WR1043ND seems to have a stronger signal, however, both routers dropped the wifi signal at about the same point just outside the house, streaming to a smart phone.
I usually buy a Buffalo router when I'm looking for stability. Stability to me equals 1 or 2 reboots a year and practically no dropped connections. My last Buffalo router, the WHR-300HP fit that bill perfectly. Hopefully this one will be the same.
Newegg......thanks for the fast shipping!!!
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.
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.
Pros: Specs per GPU-Z 0.7.7
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.
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.READ FULL REVIEW
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Date Joined: 03/18/06
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