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Sapphire R7 240 Dual HDMI Graphics Card

A Closer Look at the Sapphire Radeon R7-240 Dual HDMI

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The packaging is small as the card is a low profile design so the box does not need to be huge. The front has the Sapphire mech character along with some key feature icons.

The rear of the package shows many key specs along with a couple paragraphs explaining Sapphire and the 240 heritage.

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Here we see the accessory pack which includes a HDMI to DVI adapter, a full profile bracket (low profile bracket comes installed by default) a driver cd and some quick start materials.

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The card is actually quite simple as it is low profile with a small but adequate cooler fitted to the front.

The display connectivity is what makes this card special.

  • 2x HDMI

The dual HDMI arrangement is both cool and strange at the same time as I can see where it will meet some digital signage market but overall a single HDMI with another standard port just feels more normal.

 

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Removing the cooler you see the very tiny GPU die and suddenly realize that the small PCB is matched by the equally minuscule GPU itself. the card has 2GB total memory with ICs on front and read of the PCB.

Do note that the small contact patch of TIM is on the one piece cooler heatsink design and thats simply all that is necessary to keep this card under control in terms of temps. 

Sapphire Radeon R7-240 Dual HDMI Sapphire being the premier partner for AMD its only natural that they offer every one of AMDs offerings and maybe even some special tweaks to the lower end or more mainstream models available. The card we are reviewing today happens to be one of those cards which is the R7-240 which is destined to be something like a stock replacement for an off the shelf PC. Sapphire did something pretty interesting here by equipping the card with dual HDMI connectors vs the standard connection array. Key Features…

Review Overview

Performance - 8
Value - 8.5
Quality - 9
Features - 8
Innovation - 9

8.5

Summary : The Sapphire R7-240 Dual HDMI is one potent mini card with a ton of overclocking potential, perfect for off the shelf system upgrades

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  • Casecutter

    Kind of pretentious to consider today a lowly card hobbled on DDR3 to have a place in Ultra 1080p gaming. This is just a quick dual monitor upgrade card for a SFF. There are GDDR5 R7 240 units like the one Diamond has that would be more the “entry gaming” while in a half-height package. It has some oomph to permit 1080p when more judicious medium/no-AA settings are placed on it. Sure it not going to “wow” you but to even achieve 1080p in a SFF enclosure and only a 30W TDP is astounding.

    “I have to wonder why Sapphire did not crank this up to begin with.” Because they’re constrained to stay within the 30W TDP.

    I really see next time you do this type of card, forget all the other graphic cards you’ve notched on your grip. Cut it down a to say 4 cards all in this half-height package, price, and card in the past and perhaps currently fall into something approaching this TDP. Would be nice to see this against a 6570 DDR5 (60W), a GT 630 (65W) (hard if impossible to get as DDR5 half-height), and something stronger that can chronicle into a bunch of previous data like a 6670 GDDR5 (65W). Using that group gives a clear picture as to where we’ve been, and expectations today. All the synthetic test don’t indicate much of anything other than it’s way lower performance than, newer, more powerful and expensive gaming cards. Kind of figured that…

    • Paul Janney

      I agree with Ultra 1080p gaming, however I dont have a 1080p monitor just a 20 inch 720p monitor and I can play all games on high or ultra with at least 30fps at 1600×900. So for 50 bucks it was awesome for me.

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