SAPPHIRE Radeon™ GRAPHICS CARD

ULTIMATE R7 250 1G D5

The SAPPHIRE R7 250 ULTIMATE is the first card in this generation to use a passive heatpipe and heatsink cooler with no fan to deliver totally silent cooling, and increased reliability as it has no mechanical moving parts.  It shares all the features of the R7 series and the highly acclaimed GCN graphics processing architecture making it ideal for HTPCs and any general purpose PC where operational noise needs to be kept to a minimum.

GPU 512 Stream Processors
28 nm
Graphics Core Next (GCN)
800 MHz  Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 128 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
4500 MHz, 4.5 MHz Effective
1 GB Size
BIOS Support Legacy BIOS
Displays Maximum 2 Outputs
Output 1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
Resolution 4096x3112 HDMI Resolution
API OpenGL® 4.3
OpenCL 1.2
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0
Feature AMD CrossFire
AMD PowerTune
AMD ZeroCore Power Technology
AMD HD3D Technology
Cooling Heat sink
Form Factor 2 Part Slot Occupied
185(L)X120(W)X50(H) Dimension /mm
Power Consumption <75W
OS
System Requirement 400 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software
PCI Express® 2.0 or higher version based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard in order for the card to be compatible with.
  • Specifications provided here are for guidance only. Please check with your regional distributor or dealer for latest specifications.
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AMD Official Radeon Driver

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Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 10

AMD Radeon Software

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit​ 17.50.27.01
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONADRENALIN-18.3.1

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Final Fantasy® XV
    • Warhammer®: Vermintide II
    • DOTA®2
      • Up to 6% faster FPS using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 at 3840x2160 (1440p).RS-218

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Chill hotkey may fail to reset when Radeon Settings is restored to defaults.
    • Sea of Thieves™ may experience an intermittent application hang or crash during gameplay.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War may experience texture flickering on trees or hills when using multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • World of Tanks™ may experience color corruption when changing some game settings in multi GPU enabled system configurations.

Known Issues

    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience an application hang in the mission "Heist" on some Radeon GCN1.0 products.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience long load times when the application has been open for long periods of time.
    • Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to enable when toggled in some games.
    • FFmpeg application may experience corrupted output for H264 video streams.
    • Resizing Radeon Settings may cause the window to intermittently stutter.
    • Final Fantasy® XV may experience minor stutter during some particle effects. A workaround is to disable the "Geomapping" setting in game.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 1st, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Ultra settings on Dota 2 at 3840x2160, the Radeon RX 580 scored 95.9 FPS with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 90.8 FPS with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 6% faster performance in Dota 2. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-218

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File Size: 337MB

Windows 10 (64-bit)
Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Driver for Windows® 10 32-bit​ 17.50.27.01
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONADRENALIN-18.3.1

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Final Fantasy® XV
    • Warhammer®: Vermintide II
    • DOTA®2
      • Up to 6% faster FPS using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 at 3840x2160 (1440p).RS-218

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Chill hotkey may fail to reset when Radeon Settings is restored to defaults.
    • Sea of Thieves™ may experience an intermittent application hang or crash during gameplay.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War may experience texture flickering on trees or hills when using multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • World of Tanks™ may experience color corruption when changing some game settings in multi GPU enabled system configurations.

Known Issues

    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience an application hang in the mission "Heist" on some Radeon GCN1.0 products.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience long load times when the application has been open for long periods of time.
    • Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to enable when toggled in some games.
    • FFmpeg application may experience corrupted output for H264 video streams.
    • Resizing Radeon Settings may cause the window to intermittently stutter.
    • Final Fantasy® XV may experience minor stutter during some particle effects. A workaround is to disable the "Geomapping" setting in game.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 1st, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Ultra settings on Dota 2 at 3840x2160, the Radeon RX 580 scored 95.9 FPS with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 90.8 FPS with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 6% faster performance in Dota 2. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-218

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File Size: 251MB

Windows 10 (32-bit)
Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Driver for Windows® 7 64-bit 17.50.27.01
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONADRENALIN-18.3.1

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Final Fantasy® XV
    • Warhammer®: Vermintide II
    • DOTA®2
      • Up to 6% faster FPS using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 at 3840x2160 (1440p).RS-218

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Chill hotkey may fail to reset when Radeon Settings is restored to defaults.
    • Sea of Thieves™ may experience an intermittent application hang or crash during gameplay.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War may experience texture flickering on trees or hills when using multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • World of Tanks™ may experience color corruption when changing some game settings in multi GPU enabled system configurations.

Known Issues

    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience an application hang in the mission "Heist" on some Radeon GCN1.0 products.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience long load times when the application has been open for long periods of time.
    • Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to enable when toggled in some games.
    • FFmpeg application may experience corrupted output for H264 video streams.
    • Resizing Radeon Settings may cause the window to intermittently stutter.
    • Final Fantasy® XV may experience minor stutter during some particle effects. A workaround is to disable the "Geomapping" setting in game.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 1st, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Ultra settings on Dota 2 at 3840x2160, the Radeon RX 580 scored 95.9 FPS with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 90.8 FPS with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 6% faster performance in Dota 2. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-218

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File Size: 461MB

Windows 7 (64-bit)
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Utility

TriXX OC Utility v5.2.1

TriXX is regularly updated to provide support for new releases of graphics cards and GPU families as well as enhancements to the tool.

New features:

  • New look and interface
  • Now supports over-volting on Radeon R300 series
  • Now supports HBM memory overclock on FURY cards
  • Now supports over-volt on FURY cards
  • Minimise TriXX to task bar

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File Size: 1MB

Windows 7 (32-bit) Windows 7 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 10 (32-bit) Windows 10 (64-bit)
TriXX OC Utility V5.0.0

SAPPHIRE TriXX is the optimal overclocking utility for your AMD RADEON™ R200 , R300 and FURY series. The features include

  • Performance Tune Memory and GPU Clock Speeds
  • Over and Under Voltage adjustment
  • Save configurations
  • Graphical H/W Monitor
  • H/W log file
  • Feedback option

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File Size: 1MB

Windows 7 (32-bit) Windows 7 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
TriXX OC Utility V4.9.1

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File Size: 3MB

Windows Vista (32-bit) Windows 7 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
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Graphic Card User Guide

Graphic Card User Guide V1.0
User manual for R7 240 / R7 250 series

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File Size: 17MB

Windows Vista (32-bit) Windows 7 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) MS-DOS

Test graphics cards Sapphire Ultimate R7 250 1GB and ITX Compact R9 285 2GB OC Edition

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SAPPHIRE R7 250 Ultimate Passive 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review

If you’re in the market for an affordable passive graphics card, Sapphire’s R7 250 Ultimate is probably the best performing and best value option currently on the market. Sapphire make smart use of the faster R7 250 SKU and their Ultimate passive cooling solution. It may be a rebrand but as the old saying goes ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’.