Sapphire's New Low-Profile Radeon R7 240 is Tiny

Sapphire has announced a new graphics card. Unlike many of its very monstrous and powerful graphics cards, this one is intended to be used in small form factor PCs and HTPCs, making it very small.

The Sapphire R7 240 Low Profile is, as its name indicates, a low-profile graphics card.

The GPU aboard the graphics card features a total of 320 GCN cores, and is clocked at a base frequency of 730 MHz, though it can boost up to 780 MHz dynamically. The GPU addresses 2 GB of DDR3 memory, which is clocked at an effective speed of 1.8 GHz and runs over a 128-bit memory interface.

I/O connectivity is taken care of by two HDMI 1.4a ports, and nothing more. They are also covered by a low-profile expansion slot bracket as the default kit.

No word on pricing or availability yet.

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • brandonjclark
    Awwwww;)
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  • ferooxidan
    if it has the GTX750Ti level of performance then it will be the perfect gpu for HTPC build
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  • rolandzhang3
    Performance-wise it'd only be around a 6670, which is about a third or less than that of a 750 Ti
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  • anthony8989
    Any word on measurements?
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  • AMD Radeon
    who needs 2GB in this gpu anyway?
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  • Haravikk
    I'm always glad to see more low-profile offerings, but DDR3 is a bit disappointing. Not the end of world of course, but as others have said 1gb of GDDR5 would be a whole lot better.
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  • JD88
    Would like to see some benchmarks of this vs the integrated graphics in the A10-7850K.
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  • TheinsanegamerN
    why do they even bother making this when they already had the 7750 in the same form factor, which is twice as fast, and only is $20 more? i confuse.
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  • scannall
    why do they even bother making this when they already had the 7750 in the same form factor, which is twice as fast, and only is $20 more? i confuse.
    Heat and noise. It's mostly for an HTPC.
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  • jukkie
    A pointless card when there are already better alternatives...
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