Sapphire R7 250 Graphics Card is Passively Cooled

Sapphire has announced a new graphics card, which unlike most graphics cards, is passively cooled. The new Sapphire Radeon R7 250 Ultimate comes with a rather large aluminum heatsink, which should allow the card to operate at nominal speeds without making any noise at all.

The GPU aboard the card is clocked at 800 MHz. Aboard the card users will also find 1 GB of GDDR5 memory, which runs over a 128-bit wide memory interface at an effective speed of 4.5 GHz.

Sapphire's R7 250 Ultimate has support for Eyefinity, 4K screens, as well as AMD's 3D technology. Display outputs include a single Dual-Link DVI port, an HDMI 1.4a port, and a DisplayPort 1.2 port.

The card should be arriving at retailers soon.

Niels Broekhuijsen

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

  • masmotors
    good thing it has gddr5 i might get 1 for a media pc
  • wussupi83
    I guess this card is aimed at an HTPC with a 4k display. It seems too weak for gaming, too strong for normal HD video and too silent for a normal office PC. :)
  • icraft
    Sapphire's new graphics card is passively cooled, and thus undoubtedly rather silent.
    Somewhere between DUURRR and witty.
  • Damon Palovaara
    That might be on my taxmess list
  • Cash091
    I think this is the first passively cooled card I've seen that looks decent. I know looks aren't that big of a deal considering the card will most likely end up in a windowless HTPC, but looks count for something right?
  • DarkSable
    I do believe you mean "normal speed," not "nominal speed."If it were running at nominal speed, that would mean that it had a speed only because you said it does.
  • c123456
    I do believe you mean "normal speed," not "nominal speed."
    I read it in the article as normal, then saw your comment, and thought to myself, "Since when does TomsHardware fix typos? They still don't for those curious.
  • gadgety
    Now, just get it to play synergetically with Kaveri AND Mantle...
  • WyomingKnott
    Why only 1 GB?
  • COLGeek
    Sounds like a great option for a HTPC.