2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 21, 2016 5:33 PM by black_zion

    Why Dual Graphics makes zero sense

    black_zion

      Twice the power for the same price, and the price difference between the 250 and 360 can be easily covered by using a Socket FM2 CPU, such as the AMD Athlon X4 860k with AMD quiet cooler, instead of an APU. AMD A10-6700 is the same speed and $40 higher.

       

       

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      In StockYes Yes Yes Yes
      Item#N82E16814125862 Multiple N82E16814131689 N82E16814202196
      Model#GV-R725OC-2GI (rev. 5.0) R7 250 2GD3 OC AXR7 360 2GBD5-DHE 100388NTOC-2L
      BrandGIGABYTE MSI PowerColor SAPPHIRE
      SeriesUltra Durable 2 Series NITRO
      InterfacePCI Express 3.0 x16 PCI Express 3.0 x16 PCI Express 3.0 PCI Express 3.0
      Chipset ManufacturerNVIDIA AMD AMD AMD
      GPU SeriesAMD Radeon R7 200 Series AMD Radeon R7 200 Series AMD Radeon R7 300 Series AMD Radeon R7 300 Series
      GPURadeon R7 250 Radeon R7 250 Radeon R7 360 Radeon R7 360
      Core Clock970 MHz (Standard: 925 MHz) 1050 MHz 1050 MHz 1060 MHz
      Effective Memory Clock1600MHz 1800 MHz 1500 MHz x 4 (6.0 Gbps) 6500 MHz
      Memory Size2GB 2GB 2GB 2GB
      Memory Interface128-Bit 128-Bit 128-Bit 128-Bit
      Memory TypeDDR3 DDR3 GDDR5 GDDR5
      DirectXDirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12 DirectX 12
      OpenGLOpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.4 OpenGL 4.5
      HDMI1 x HDMI 1 x HDMI 1 x HDMI 1 x HDMI
      Multi-Monitor Support2 2 3
      D-SUB1 x D-SUB 1 x D-SUB
      DVI1 x Dual-link DVI-D 1 x DVI-D 1 x DL DVI-I 1 x DVI
      Max ResolutionDigital: 2560 x 1600
      Analog: 2048 x 1536
      3840 x 2160 4096 x 2160 4096 x 2160 (DisplayPort)
      Eyefinity SupportYes Yes Yes
      CoolerWith Fan With Fan With Fan With Fan
      System RequirementsRecommended PSU: 400W Power consumption: 48W
      Recommended PSU: 400W
      Minimum System Power requirement: 500W 500W Power Supply (Suggestion) 1 x 6-pin AUX Power Connector 2 x 6-pin AUX Power Connector is required for CrossFireX system. CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software PCI Express based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.
      Dual-Link DVI SupportedYes Yes
      FeaturesPowered by AMD Radeon R7 250 GPU (Verde Pro2)

       

      Integrated with the first 2048MB DDR3 memory and 128-bit memory interface

       

      OC Edition - Core Clock: 970 MHz (Std 925 MHz)

       

      Dual-Link DVI-D / HDMI / D-Sub

       

      Support PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface

       

      System power supply requirement: 400W
      Propeller Blade Technology
      - MSI's exclusive Propeller Blade Technology
      - 20% more airflow
      - 50% larger cooling area
      - Large 10cm fan

       

      All Solid Capacitors
      - 10 years ultra-long lifetime (under full load)
      - Lower temperature and higher efficiency
      - Extreme low ESR

       

      MSI Afterburner Overclocking Utility
      - Monitor fan speed function
      - In-game video recording
      - iOS/Android remote control
      - Built-in DX11.2 benchmark

       

      AMD HD3D technology
      - Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses and Blu-ray 3D support
      - Stereoscopic 3D gaming support
      - 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
      GCN Architecture
      A new design for AMD's unified graphics processing and compute cores that allows them to achieve higher utilization for improved performance and efficiency.

       

      AMD App Acceleration
      AMD App Accelerator creates a "co-processing" environment in which the compute processing potential in your AMD Radeon Graphics processor works together with the system central processor, to accelerate enabled applications.

       

      AMD HD3D Technology
      Supports the latest stereoscopic 3D content and display technologies
      Play 3D games, watch Blu-ray 3D videos, and edit 3D photos on your 3D Monitors, TV, or projector.

       

      AMD PowerTune Technology
      Maximizes performance under load conditions by dynamically increasing the GPU engine clock to take advantage of unused TDP headroom. Also allows users to configure their own TDP limit, within a provided range, for even higher performance or more power efficiency.

       

      Microsoft DirextX 12
      Get intense gaming performance and unrivalled image quality with stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting and lifelike imagery.

       

      TRUE AUDIO TECHNOLOGY
      True to life echoes, convolution reverbs and fuller sounding environments with increased voices and audio objects deliver a richer and more immersive gaming soundscape.

       

      Vulkan
      Next-generation API support for high-performance real-time graphics. Taking the best and brightest parts of Mantle to serve as its foundation, Vulkan is going to be one new and uniquely powerful graphics API.

       

      Mantle API
      Properly enabled games will reach new heights of performance by speaking the language of Graphics Core Next.

       

      Frame Rate Targeting Control
      Fine-tune your graphics with real-time frame rate control by targeting a frame rate during gameplay, reducing GPU power consumption.

       

      UEFI Support
      Better security by helping protect the pre-startup—or pre-boot—process against bootkit attacks and faster startup times and resuming from hibernation.
      Form FactorATX ATX
      Card Dimensions (L x H)7.60" x 4.69" 7.28" x 4.37" 8.86" x 4.41" 8.31" x 4.38"
      Slot WidthSingle Slot Dual Slot Dual Slot Dual Slot
      Boost Clock 1100 MHz
      Stream Processors 512 Stream Processors 768 Stream Processors 768 Stream Processors
      RAMDAC 400MHz
      CrossFireX Support Yes Yes Yes
      HDCP Ready Yes Yes
      Package Contents MSI R7 250 2GD3 OC Video Card
      Driver CD
      Installation Guide
      1 x DVI to D-Sub Dongle 1 x DVI to HDMI Adapter
      DisplayPort 1 x DisplayPort 1 x DisplayPort
      Mantle Support Yes
      Power Connector 6-Pin
      Virtual Reality Ready Yes
      Operating Systems Supported Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7