Sapphire R7 250 Ultimate Video Card Review

This is the section I’m sure many of you have been waiting for. How does Sapphire’s passive cooler hold up? First I do want to mention that the “Cape Verde” GPU does not really get that hot as compared to card like the 280x and 270x cards. We take idle temperature readings when the system is sitting idle on the Windows desktop.


Our first load test is a loop of Heaven Demo 4.0 for 30 minutes. This is a good representation of typical gaming conditions.


Our final test is FurMark’s 15 minute 1920 x 1080 benchmark. This puts the maximum load on the graphics card. Although most users would never put their cards under this much stress we like to include it in our tests.


As you can see the passive cooler does a great job! The R7 250 really does not need much cooling so why not use a passive cooler right?

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