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Sapphire AMD Radeon R7 250X (HD 7770) 1GB £59.00 @ Amazon
Sapphire AMD Radeon R7 250X (HD 7770) 1GB £59.00 @ Amazon

Sapphire AMD Radeon R7 250X (HD 7770) 1GB £59.00 @ Amazon

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The R7 250x is a complete re brand of the HD 7770.

950 MHz Core Clock
4500 MHz Effective
1GB GDDR5

I don't know of any cards which are better for the same price.

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mangoldwen

Look at this at the same price but more powerful **LOT MORE** amazon



Are you saying a Gt 640 is more powerful?

A GT 640 is not even close to an eqv. HD 7770.

Banned

mangoldwen

Look at this at the same price but more powerful **LOT MORE** amazon



Afraid the 640 is a lot slower. pretty poor card for the money.

Seems like a great value for money card actually, how would this cope with a fully modded skyrim..? My friend has set me the target of a £250 entry gaming pc for a build (linux OS obviously)

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SaxonStar

Seems like a great value for money card actually, how would this cope … Seems like a great value for money card actually, how would this cope with a fully modded skyrim..? My friend has set me the target of a £250 entry gaming pc for a build (linux OS obviously)



The cpu is the killer with skyrim.

Look out for the G3258 and a AsRock H81M-HDS.

This would do the best for the money but obvisuly even high end cards can struggle with a modded skyrim.

Also if on a budget check this out Digital Foundry recommend this.

amazon.co.uk/Gig…n+1

I have just built a computer in my head which comes to £230 let me know if you want the parts list.
Edited by: "keepitonthelow" 25th Jul 2014

keepitonthelow

The cpu is the killer with skyrim. Look out for the G3258 and a AsRock … The cpu is the killer with skyrim. Look out for the G3258 and a AsRock H81M-HDS.This would do the best for the money but obvisuly even high end cards can struggle with a modded skyrim.Also if on a budget check this out Digital Foundry recommend this.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GZ-M5-Kit-M-ATX-Case/dp/B00HLERUKG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406309866&sr=8-2&keywords=gigabyte+5+in+1I have just built a computer in my head which comes to £230 let me know if you want the parts list.



Quite curious about this, doesn't a decent graphics card alone cost upwards of £100?

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LetoKynes

Quite curious about this, doesn't a decent graphics card alone cost … Quite curious about this, doesn't a decent graphics card alone cost upwards of £100?



Depends on what you want something like this car may be more then enough to you to be honest if your used to consoles then this will easily do 30fps on every game. I use one on my living room pc to play Borderlands 2 and Injustice and old total war games.

But something like the R7 260X and R7 265 would probably be enough for most people. These are both below £100.

mangoldwen

Look at this at the same price but more powerful **LOT MORE** amazon

kind of screaming Nvidia fanboy, gone for the only identical priced N card and said instantly it's more powerful. AMD are always better bang per buck.

The R7's are decent kit for sub £100. AMD's performance-per-pound can't be beaten. Hot

At that price just but 4 cards and use them crossfire.

mangoldwen

Look at this at the same price but more powerful **LOT MORE** amazon



is it? reviews don't seem to agree with you

Psychic

At that price just but 4 cards and use them crossfire.



The only flaw in doing so being that you still only have 1GB of VRAM no matter how many of them you crossfire together.
Purchasing a single card with larger VRAM would be the better option

For a single card configuration though this price is hot
Edited by: "thejinx" 25th Jul 2014

mangoldwen

Look at this at the same price but more powerful **LOT MORE** amazon


Mmmm No Definitely not

videocardbenchmark.net/gpu…250
videocardbenchmark.net/gpu…770
far away from the 7770 but I would definitely spend more for a 2gb of anything else a nearer the 7770 power

please forget 1gb GPU's, 2gb minimum is the standard but higher for the more powerfull cards
I already feel crippled with my 2 r9 290 4gb in crossfire


Edited by: "bobo53" 25th Jul 2014

bobo53

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+R7+250http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+HD+7770far away from the 7770 but I would definitely spend more for a 2gb of anything else a nearer the 7770 power please forget 1gb GPU's, 2gb minimum is the standard but higher for the more powerfull cardsI already feel crippled with my 2 r9 290 4gb in crossfire


You're right, the R7 250 isn't as powerful as the HD 7770. Good job this isn't a deal for an R7 250 then, isn't it?

keepitonthelow

The cpu is the killer with skyrim. Look out for the G3258 and a AsRock … The cpu is the killer with skyrim. Look out for the G3258 and a AsRock H81M-HDS.This would do the best for the money but obvisuly even high end cards can struggle with a modded skyrim.Also if on a budget check this out Digital Foundry recommend this.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GZ-M5-Kit-M-ATX-Case/dp/B00HLERUKG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406309866&sr=8-2&keywords=gigabyte+5+in+1I have just built a computer in my head which comes to £230 let me know if you want the parts list.



Hello, Id be keen to hear your parts list please?

Jonnyblock

Hello, Id be keen to hear your parts list please?



I've put a suggested build up on the AsRock thread, at the time it was good value, might have changed between now and then, and keepitonthelow's build might be even better value for money.

I can tell you this though, if you buy a noctua Hl-12 cooler, don't let anyone tell you its easy to fit. It aint, its a right f*cker on a matx board with a low profile case. Don't bother with the destructions, they're useless.

Luckily its near silent and far better than stock cooler, even with the top fan removed.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 25th Jul 2014

This might be the card ill finally replace the 512MB Geforce 9800GTX+ with in my spare PC

jaydeeuk1

Don't bother with the destructions, they're useless.


Nice typo! Must be some auto-correct thing.
Edited by: "kgrings" 25th Jul 2014

It's not a typo... 'Destructions' is the term used for useless instructions supplied with hardware/software.

For the price this is a great deal, but considering a gaming PC in general, I think an extra £40 would be really worth it.

Also for whoever mentioned modded skyrim, if you mean graphics mods you're going to need a high end card if you want to be able to play on any sorta high settings and get a decent fps.

I followed "Skyrim Tuner"'s RealENB guide a while ago and my 7950 couldn't handle all the mods at once.

keepitonthelow

The cpu is the killer with skyrim. Look out for the G3258 and a AsRock … The cpu is the killer with skyrim. Look out for the G3258 and a AsRock H81M-HDS.This would do the best for the money but obvisuly even high end cards can struggle with a modded skyrim.Also if on a budget check this out Digital Foundry recommend this.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GZ-M5-Kit-M-ATX-Case/dp/B00HLERUKG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406309866&sr=8-2&keywords=gigabyte+5+in+1I have just built a computer in my head which comes to £230 let me know if you want the parts list.


Yes please, and thank you in advance.

Original Poster

ajmitchell

disappointing review here … disappointing review here http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/graphics-cards/1305007/amd-radeon-r7-250



Are you blind your the second person to do this that is a r7 250 not a 250x completely different. The normal 250 is not even as good as a old HD 7730.

118luke

This might be the card ill finally replace the 512MB Geforce 9800GTX+ … This might be the card ill finally replace the 512MB Geforce 9800GTX+ with in my spare PC


you will still be 20 years in the past with this

jukkie

You're right, the R7 250 isn't as powerful as the HD 7770. Good job this … You're right, the R7 250 isn't as powerful as the HD 7770. Good job this isn't a deal for an R7 250 then, isn't it?



correct, I never guess one. Then even worse, I had 2 x 7770 only for test purposes and because they were on a misprice. Useless as single and worse in crossfire. They were let down by the 1gb VRAM

why not get a kaveri

bobo53

correct, I never guess one. Then even worse, I had 2 x 7770 only for test … correct, I never guess one. Then even worse, I had 2 x 7770 only for test purposes and because they were on a misprice. Useless as single and worse in crossfire. They were let down by the 1gb VRAM


Really? I had a 7770 for a while (best choice for a low-profile card at the time), and even with only 1GB VRAM it performed pretty well, ran The Witcher 2 maxed settings and Skyrim (vanilla) on high very smoothly.

Obviously there are better cards, but they aren't the same price. If this 250X is at the top end of someones budget, it's the best card for them, unless you can name an alternative that performs better for the price?
Edited by: "jukkie" 26th Jul 2014

shu123

why not get a kaveri


Because a Kaveri based APU would not fit into a PCI express slot...
Edited by: "jukkie" 26th Jul 2014

LO CANNOT BELIEVE THIS.
The HD7770 is more powerful than the one I posted above indeed....
BUT
The main product posted above Sapphire AMD Radeon R7 250X Graphics Card (1GB, GDDR5, PCI Express 3.0)
WHY the guy put HD7770 in the title I do not know.

my 1 cent

mangoldwen

LO CANNOT BELIEVE THIS.The HD7770 is more powerful than the one I posted … LO CANNOT BELIEVE THIS.The HD7770 is more powerful than the one I posted above indeed....BUTThe main product posted above Sapphire AMD Radeon R7 250X Graphics Card (1GB, GDDR5, PCI Express 3.0)WHY the guy put HD7770 in the title I do not know.my 1 cent



Maybe because the 250x is a 7770 rebadged.

I want to buy either the r7 250x or the Asus Nvidia GeForce GT 640 (2GB DDR3, PCI Express 3.0, VGA, 2x DVI-D, HDMI, Nvidia 3D
Vision Ready)

I want to be able to use 2 monitors. Am i right in saying that the r7 can only support 1 monitor since it only has one DVI port. Which is the better card? thanks in advance.

Original Poster

mangoldwen

LO CANNOT BELIEVE THIS.The HD7770 is more powerful than the one I posted … LO CANNOT BELIEVE THIS.The HD7770 is more powerful than the one I posted above indeed....BUTThe main product posted above Sapphire AMD Radeon R7 250X Graphics Card (1GB, GDDR5, PCI Express 3.0)WHY the guy put HD7770 in the title I do not know.my 1 cent



The R7 250X is a complete re brand nothing has changed apart from the name.

Original Poster

WetHungryHippo

I want to buy either the r7 250x or the Asus Nvidia GeForce GT 640 (2GB … I want to buy either the r7 250x or the Asus Nvidia GeForce GT 640 (2GB DDR3, PCI Express 3.0, VGA, 2x DVI-D, HDMI, Nvidia 3D Vision Ready) I want to be able to use 2 monitors. Am i right in saying that the r7 can only support 1 monitor since it only has one DVI port. Which is the better card? thanks in advance.



The R7 support three monitors but if you want to use two just use HDMI and DVI together if your monitors are both DVI just buy a DVI to hdmi connector. The R7 250X is much better then the GT 640 even the GTX 650 is not as powerful as the R7 250X.

amazon.co.uk/Pre…DMI


Edited by: "keepitonthelow" 27th Jul 2014

How would this compare to the old 768mb GTX460 I'm running now? Worth upgrading or not?

keepitonthelow

The R7 support three monitors but if you want to use two just use HDMI … The R7 support three monitors but if you want to use two just use HDMI and DVI together if your monitors are both DVI just buy a DVI to hdmi connector. The R7 250X is much better then the GT 640 even the GTX 650 is not as powerful as the R7 250X.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Premium-HDMI-Cable-Gold-Metre-Black/dp/B000GDI6FC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406449269&sr=8-1&keywords=DVI+TO+HDMI



Thanks for your advice and for the link. I am just about to buy the R7. cheers!

Just looked at the spec, it says 500 watts. I have a 600W psu in my computer. Will that be ok to run this bad boy
(the only other card i have is a sound card)
Edited by: "WetHungryHippo" 27th Jul 2014

I have a HD 7790, Is this an upgrade?
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