Sapphire R7 250 Ultimate Review

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Many of the leading graphics manufacturers have been working hard on developing new coolers and fan technology to reduce noise emissions as much as possible. This is never more important than when building a media center for a living room or bedroom. If you are unwilling to accept any noise at all, then why not bypass the use of fans completely and opt for a totally silent solution? Sapphire have just released their latest silent R7 250 Ultimate, a fan less design to target the high definition television audience. Is it worth the modest £70 asking price?

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We have no confirmed pricing at time of article publication, however we can make some educated guesses. Current R7 250 pricing indicates 2GB models around £80 and 1GB models for a little less. The Sapphire R7 250 Ultimate ships with 1GB of GDDR5 so we would factor in the final retail cost, close to the £70 mark.
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Above, an overview of the Sapphire R7 250 Ultimate. The core is modestly clocked at 800mhz and the memory 1,125mhz (4.5Gbps effective) – connected via a 128 bit memory interface. The 28nm Cape Verde core is equipped with 16 ROP’s, 32 Texture units and 512 shaders.

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Sapphire R7 250 Ultimate Review, 3.9 out of 5 based on 10 ratings
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  • Harris

    no single slot? well that sucks… HTPC users need single slot cards.

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  • Ben

    Harris, AMD cards output a lot of heat, building this into a single cooler design would be not feasible, based on the temperature results Kitguru recorded.

    AMD need the Maxwell architecture for this. I am surprised Nvidia haven’t released a single slot passively cooled MAXWELL based card, but I am sure it is coming soon.

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  • Alan

    Including the previous Sapphire Ultimate (HD 7750) in the test comparisons would have be very helpful. Next time?

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