ASUSTek社製 AMD Radeon R7 250 GPU搭載ビデオカード (オーバークロックモデル) R7250-1GD5
過酷な環境にも耐える防塵ファンやオリジナル素材を使用した高耐久高性能部品の「Super Alloy Power」を搭載 GPU-Zベースの高機能設定ソフトウェア「GPU Tweak」を付属
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|販売者||情報が提供されていません||Movin'on Up||Movin'on Up||デジタルガジェット||STORE ENTERPRISE|
|チップセット||RADEON R7 250||情報が提供されていません||RX560||RADEON HD 6450||情報が提供されていません|
|グラフィック コプロセッサ||Radeon R7 250||情報が提供されていません||Radeon||HD6450||Radeon|
|パッケージ寸法||30.59 x 22.19 x 5.79 cm||23.09 x 18.49 x 5.89 cm||30.49 x 22.09 x 5.59 cm||31.99 x 17.99 x 4.99 cm||23.79 x 15.19 x 2.69 cm|
|パッケージの重さ||0.72 kg||290.00 グラム||0.88 kg||400.01 グラム||140.00 グラム|
Easy to install. Doesn't require an addition power cable, i.e. powered from the Bus connector.
Tip: For those interested in AMD Dual Graphics ->
This card will allow AMD Dual Graphics mode with a A10 7850 processors (Only a R7 250 will do, and you need to check whether a given manufacturer card will work as well - they often make performance improvements than negate the ability to engage Dual Graphic Mode). Performance improvement was measured using Unigine Valley BenchMark 1.0 (easily available, free and very pretty to watch)
With graphics Quality set to High, nothing overclocked.
APU only: FPS 12.7, Score 533
Graphics Card only: FPS 19.3, Score 808 (51% improvement)
Dual Graphics: FPS 27.5, Score 1152 (116% improvement)
Results will differ from PC to PC ofc and using a different benchmark tool will yield a sizable variation as well, I would suspect. However the relative improvement is quite visible to my eye in terms of detail etc and over all quality of display; all for ~£50. There was no notable subjective difference in temperature or noise.
Note: For AMD Dual Graphics Mode to become engaged your RAM must be at least 1866Hz, most motherboards default to 1600Hz - whatever your RAM is capable of. When Dual Graphics Mode is engaged you can plug the HMDI cable into either the motherboard or graphics card. A banner will appear the first time you boot up when the dual functionality is possible. You can check the status by using CCC and Dual should appear under gaming or performance. Without the latters being present you're not running dual graphics - you can't really tell till you run a 3D game. Getting this to work is a bit tricky - there are other BIOs changes required - but at least you know it's possible :)~
Asus haven't responded yet but I think the truth is that they won't ever xfire with other manufacturer's versions of the same radeon. The reason being that they are 20% higher quality. I flashed the sapphire with the asus rom but it didn't work. I then thought to try a 250x rom on the sapphire which bricked it so that is a £60 lesson right there. I am going to give it away on some geek forum to whoever can recover it. I think when you get down to soldering pins, it's game over. I couldn't get atiflash 309 to load in dos I had problems with freedos booting into a command prompt because I wasn't sure what drive it wanted to install into the drive letters got all scrambled and it saw my usb drive as c: so I was wondering if I wouldn't accidentally overwrite my windows boot sector or something ridiculous anyway the bottom line is I had a lot of problems with the sapphire once I started trying to muck about with the rom and it's now beyond practical use. I can't make heads or tails of the wittering on the geek forums there isn't anything specific to the precise problem I'm having, win 10 is new, ppl were recovering older cards by booting into dos in windows 7&8 well anyway it's right pickle so basically my advice is
If you have a sapphire get another sapphire. If you have an asus get another asus if you want to xfire. Better still save your 2x price of this and get a 1x price of next gen and xfire that in a year or two.
It's a nice card but why the long winded comment?
Asus just got back to me and said you can't they must be identical gpu's to xfire they do not recommend anything else.
AMD just got back to me and also said they only recommend to xFire 2 identical gpu's of the same series from the same manufacturer.
I just got the second one and it xFired up straight away no hassles. I have room for 2 more some day, maybe.
Hmm well after a bit of use in xFire configuration I'd say I wish I'd bought one r7 or r9 3xx but it's done now & I could see what happens if I put a 3rd one in. I also took the heatsink off, removed the thermal material from the factory, and replaced it with MX-2 on one card and thermal epoxy on the other. Interesting opportunity to compare the peformance of some thermal compounds. So on the MX-2 card it idles at 28c (just running windows) and tends to peak at around 50c. With the stock heat compound it was peaking at 74c. Thus by applying some MX-2 the card runs 24c cooler. On the card with the thermal epoxy, it runs 28c idle (just running windows) and peaks at about 50-59c depending on the game and settings I'm using which is also down from the high 70's.(c) so just by changing the thermal compound you can improve the thermals to some extent. I overclocked them to 1195 (from 1150) memory bus and 1095 cpu (from 1050) but 1200 & 1100 overclock (maximum) seemed to cause texture problems with some games.
.The thermal perfomance also improved to the extent that in open hardware monitor the gap between the average temperature and the peak temperature closed to zero after applying better thermal materials between the gpu & it's heatsink. That just means that when the board is averaging at say 51c (down from 74) the peak temp is also 51c. Where with the factory thermal compound there is always a 25c gap between the average and peak temp. So it improves mightily to dab some new different & better thermal compound between the gpu & heatsink after cleaning off the old of course. I also added some ram heatsinks for the 2 memory chips that are not obscured by the cental heatsink and a couple of thin copper shims I stuck with thermal epoxy to the other 2 ram chips that are otherwise obscured & coverd by the central heatsink. There are situations where this can help the card such as if the fan dies eventually some day or you forget to switch off ulps in crossfire mode and there is a thermal overload on the secondary or tertiary cards.
Also when I overclocked my CPU at the same time I got a lot of system lock ups but I would probably have to read up on fine tuning the cpu overclock on my board because it can auto overclock to 4.5ghz (amdfx4350) but some games lock up and the cpu freezes (not thermally I mean it stops under heavy load at that speed). It all works normally and reliably in my view, at the standard from the factory clock settings but, overall my conclusion is this card isn't as powerful as I first thought, somehow I got the wrong impression but I think for me the issue was that the industry had accelerated recently & I should have read up on it a bit more really. It wasn't a bad plan, to buy one, wait a bit and xFire it but if I hadn't have got the compatibility details wrong I probably wouldn't be ruffled about it. My recommendation goes to buying something a bit more powerful, that has more than 1000 stream processors & at least 2gb of ddr5 (not ddr3) memory. It is better to buy one more powerful card than two weaker ones and xFire them. The market on GPu 's seems to be a bit broken at the moment & check warehouse details you should aim to spend about £100 as some cards with lower specs are selling at the same price as higher spec cards & vice versa. It's a bit of a headache but I have settled for an r7 370 which seems to have a bit more kick.
This card wont play the new games like Rise of the Tomb Raider or No Mans Sky but will play older games with ease.
Personally i think this card is perfect for people that buy a prebuilt pc that doesnt have a dedicated GPU, using this you can play a extensive backlog of older games until you either have the money or feel the need to upgrade to a more powerful card.
The card doesnt need any type of power cable either because it draws power straight from the motherboard so you dont have to worry if your prebuilt pc has the right cables to run this
To end the review like i said this is a great card for people buying prebuilts or people that want to get into pc gaming and dont want spend hundreds to start off with. Just keep in mind this WONT play new AAA titles but should be powerful enough to play some newer released indie games.
As yet i have tested it on the following games: (Working with a FX4300 Quad core CPU and 8GB Crucial Ballistix Ram)
> GTA V PC: Works flawlessly on medium graphics settings 1080p
> Euro Truck Simulator 2: Works flawlessly on the high graphics settings 1080p
> Train Simulator 2015: Works with no lag on high 1080p
OK, I'm not a 'gamer'. I use my PC for music production, so whilst I'm not running a system with a million watts of PSu, at a billion frames a second, I do need a reasonable refresh rate with good resolution.
This card works just great for me, and I'd recommend it, BUT whatever you do DON'T download AMDs latest drivers Crimson versions 16.35-16.5 at time of writing).
I'm running Win7, with... at the moment 2x2GB RAM, was 4x2, but... anyway, in MY case, the listed drivers when installed with two RAM sticks caused my PC to crash, freeze etc to the point where the PC wasn't even capable of booting. With One RAM stick in place, no problems.... Currently running with two sticks and driver version 16.3.2.
My advice if you buy ANY current AMD based graphic card is install, go the AMD site and download the web installer for v16.3.2 'minimum required' version. and install this driver. Try it for a day or two and then progressively go with newer drivers until you find the one that crashes your system, then roll back. Also, try and get the v15.71 Catlyst one if you can, just in case - last version of their Catalyst driver before AMD decided to 'fix what wasn't broken'.
This product is desperately let down by the more recnt AMD drivers and you'll have similar issues if you decide to 'spend a bit more' - it seems a lot of gamers are having a lot of problems with the drivers.
Memory RAM also went up from 6.1 to 7.0... Don't ask me? Must free up system RAM or something. Windows sets these things up itself in Windows 7.
Running Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit
Asus m2n32-sli Delux motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.01Ghz CPU
6Gb Ram.. I know I know but it works... lol...
Now watching full 1080 HD without the picture buffering at all.
Great card, very pleased...
This card does take up 2 slots on the MB
This graphics card has run all of my games of the highest graphics settings apart from Blizzard games such as Starcraft 2 and Heroes of the Storm, which are on high graphics settings. When these games are maxed out I could only manage to get 30 FPS, but, going from a mix of low and medium graphics settings on my previous graphics card the quality is much improved in terms of gameplay and immersive gaming enviroments.
The noise issue is very genuine - I returned mine because of it.
That aside, it's very satisfactory. Especially as I'm looking to upgrade most of my components soon (motherboard - DDR4 hopefully, RAM, processor...).
Skyrim runs on max settings as well as the Sims 4 flawlessly It ultimately makes playing games a more enjoyable experience and helps me become immersed in the game play
It wont run some new games but for lower end games or older ones this card is a great buy
Has made a noticeable difference to the HD4350 that it replaced.
Simulators can run higher detail now, although nothing above medium to be fair.
You could do a lot better, but not at this price. Recommend it at £50.
Shipped quickly and two minutes to install as well