SAPPHIRE GRAPHICS CARD R7 250X 2GB DDR5 VAPOR X
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Based on the latest GPU technology from AMD, the SAPPHIRE R7 250X Vapor-X GHZ Edition has 2GB of the latest DDR5 memory, and core clocks of 1000MHz and memory clocks of 1200MHz (4.8 GB/s effective) to deliver excellent performance.
The Radeon R7 250 is the cheapest AMD GPU which is capable of playing modern games at 1,920×1,080 at reasonable detail levels. The R7 250 can also get all the power it needs from the PCI Express socket, so doesn’t need an extra PCI Express power connector. A standard R7 250, such as the Sapphire R7 250 model below, is based on the AMD Oland XT architecture, with 384 GPU cores and a core 1GHz clock speed.
Confusingly, Sapphire’s passively-cooled Radeon R7 250 is actually a rebranded Radeon HD 7750, so is based on the Cape Verde PRO core, with 512 GPU cores and an 800MHz clock speed. This architecture is a couple of years old, but as we show below, the GPU can still hold its own in games
The faster R7 250X is based on the Cape Verde architecture, and the stock design has the same 1GHz clock speed as the R7 250. However, the R7 250X has 640 GPU cores, so is significantly quicker. The last of AMD’s budget cards we’ve tested is the R7 260X. This has a Bonaire XTX GPU, and its 896 GPU cores run as standard at 1,150MHz, representing a significant step up from the Radeon R7 250X.