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MSI Radeon R7 250 DirectX 12 R7 250 2GD3 OC 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 2GB 128-Bit DDR3
  • Core Clock 1050 MHz
  • Boost Clock 1100 MHz
  • 1 x DVI-D 1 x HDMI
  • 384 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16

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The MSI R7 250 2GD3 OC is powered by an AMD Radeon R7 250 GPU. It delivers evolved performance and lower power consumption at a budget-friendly price with the latest AMD graphics technology. Radeon R7 250 is based on AMD generation 28nm GCN architecture, and comes with support for DirectX 11.2 for improved graphics in the hottest games. AMD App Acceleration boosts your everyday applications. And with DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort connectors, you can build multi-monitor environments for enhanced viewing and productivity.

  • newegg Propeller Blade Technology The large 10cm fan ensures silent yet efficient cooling. MSI's exclusive Propeller Blade technology delivers 20% more airflow and 50% larger cooling area to remove heat more quickly and efficiently.
  • newegg Afterburner Co-developed by MSI and Rivatuner, MSI releases the ultimate graphics card utility, “Afterburner”. This utility enables all MSI graphics cards users to boost performance and to monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time. The latest version also supports in-game video recording for easy sharing and wireless control by Android/iOS handheld devices.
  • newegg MSI ALL-Solid Capacitor MSI graphics card products use high-quality solid capacitors, which provide an ultra-long lifespan of up to 10 years (under full load), lower temperature, higher efficiency, and extreme low ESR. For gamers and high-end users, this feature not only means that product has better quality components within, but also provides much stronger support when users want to engage in hard-core tuning.
  • newegg Mantle There’s optimization, and then there’s Mantle. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of GCN architecture to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality.
  • newegg AMD App Acceleration Improve the performance of everyday tasks such as Web browsing, office applications, and video rendering.
  • newegg AMD PowerTune technology Enables intelligent power monitoring to enable higher clock speeds and better performance in your favorite games.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Leo T.
  • 2/5/2016 1:46:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible fan noise

Pros: R7 250 gives great performance for its low power consumption.

Cons: didn't start whining before a couple of weeks. I cut the UPC for you know what, so couldn't return my bad card.

Other Thoughts: Wish they spent more on quality control. Don't waste your money.

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  • Ryan G.
  • 2/3/2016 8:59:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood so far.

Pros: Snap it in your machine and go!

I hear no noise at all from the card.

Cons: The included installation CD did not auto load. The directions for installation need to be edited so you know what files/folders to look into exactly if your CD does not auto load. I had the hardest time finding the correct setup.exe file on the CD. After clicking every setup.exe file I could find multiple times I fell into the right one and the setup finally went through with ease. I have worked with computers for over 15 years and this was the most difficult install I have had to date.

Other Thoughts: My problem was my 2nd monitor wasn't being detected. After the install the 2nd monitor was being detected right away. I do not have a new machine which is probably the problem. I used to play online shooter games but haven't in awhile so I currently don't have anything to test this new card on.

Shipping was free, the product came nicely packaged, and fairly quick.

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  • james s.
  • 1/16/2016 5:52:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsProblems

Pros: easy and cheap

Cons: causes lag when using browsers or games that displays as mouse movement lag. I have all software/drivers updated problem goes away using the built in video on MB. AMD system monitor shows GPU memory running between 300 to 900 MHZ

Other Thoughts: here are my system specs
CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W psu
GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XM-D3H FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD A10-7850K Kaveri Quad-Core 3.7 GHz Socket FM2+ 95W AD785KXBJABOX Desktop Processor AMD Radeon R7
G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C10D-16GSR
MSI Radeon R7 250 DirectX 12 R7 250 2GD3 OC 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
SanDisk SSD PLUS 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SDSSDA-240G-G25

Manufacturer Response:

Dear James,
Sorry to hear about the issue you reported. Before considering an RMA can you check following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected firmly, Ensure your motherboard have latest BIOS and drivers for best results.
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory,CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. If possible do a clean install of window and update drivers for best result.
4. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team |

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  • Neil D.
  • 1/15/2016 3:48:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRebate needs to be sent in 15 days after purchase.

Pros: Decent card

Cons: 15 days after purchase to file rebate is silly when shipping is 5-10 days.
The rebate gamesmanship is just not for me.

Other Thoughts: I understand that the 15 day requirement was understandable if I read 5 pages of forms before I ordered.
But MSI will be dinged for poor customer experience, because that is just playing games.
Hooray! They won! They got the order and kept their rebate! And lost a customer.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Neil,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with the rebate process.

Rebate must be completed through
Rebate is processed by a third party and you can contact them directly at 1-800-286-9146 and they will be more than happy to resolve this for you.

Please have your rebate information ready when you call.
If you still have any issues with the rebate center, then please let us know at and we will see what we can do for you as well.

Thank you for choosing MSI.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team |

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/31/2015 8:02:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for A10-7850 dual graphics on MSI motherboard

Pros: Small form factor; three outputs: hdmi, vga, and dvi; quiet fan; great price; great performance boost for a budget build: plays Crysis 2 on triple monitor setup, "very high" graphics settings, at 5600x900 very smoothly; 3D Mark score on par with "gaming laptops" at 1/3 the total build cost.

Cons: Output ports close together: if you're using a wide DVI-to-HDMI adapter for one monitor in a multi-monitor set-up, the adapter will block access to the adjacent DVI and VGA outputs, easily overcome with a short HDMI male-to-female adaptor cable (minor issue).

Other Thoughts: By itself, this card won't be the fastest thing you can buy, but if you already have an AMD A10-7850K APU set-up with a free PCI-E 3.0 X16 slot on your motherboard, dual graphics (formerly known as hybrid crossfire) is a good upgrade that won't break the bank or require much work to install if you already have the latest AMD Catalyst drivers running.

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  • Ariel M.
  • 12/31/2015 12:04:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCard was DOA out of the box

Pros: Unable to use it

Cons: Package not sealed only has a piece of tape on anti-static bag and it is hard to say if it has been tampered with.

Other Thoughts: Submitted the rebate prior to installing the card and now newegg said that they couldn't do anything in spite of the fact that it has not been even 30 days since I purchased it. With the manufacturer RMA I will have to wait several weeks and may just end up with a refurbished card when I paid for a brand new one.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Ariel,
There is "no" known issue with our MSI video card. If you have any question or cocern regarding our MSI video card you purchased, Please do not hesitate to contact us directly by email at or by phone at 626.271.1004 M-F, 9AM-6PM PST. We will be more than happy to assist you.

Thanks for choosing MSI

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team |

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  • Ben A.
  • 12/21/2015 2:55:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMSI Radeon R7 250-A great and affordable upgrade/addition to Intel Interagrated or AMD APU Graphics-DX12 Supported

Pros: Includes-This graphics card in an anti-static bag, instruction manual, drivers disc
Fast Installation-Only uses power from PCIe port and not from the power supply, so essentially plug-n-play
Low power consumption-Will Work with a recommended 400w PSU and consumes 48w .
Small-Will fit in almost all Micro Motherboards and Cases
Affordable-I got it for $60, but $45 after I claim the rebate
Not only graphics- This card can also improve the quality of audio through HDMI
Fast Memory at 1100Mhz maximum, but a lower bandwidth due to DDR3
Playable-This card will play almost all AAA Title video games at 720 or even 1080p low-med at 45-60fps
Not just for gaming- This card was an upgrade over my HD4600 Integrated graphics with my i7-4790k, and it improves how fast videos buffer and loads webpages much faster in addition to increasing gaming performance
Reduces Stress-Using integrated graphics from Intel CPUs can also take out of your processing power if the Integrated Graphics is not able to handle it all
Cool-Not only a cool design, but it runs at low idle temperatures of 26C and about 55C under load (my case has good airflow)
Silent-On up to 75% fan speed it can barely be heard from my case

Cons: -When I was installing the drivers (v15.12), the installation froze up at some times, but I believe everything was properly installed. I had to avoid any interaction with the computer in the installation process to finish, even though progress froze and showed a constant "2% completed"

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this card to people who want a faster daily computing experience and a better light gaming experience. This card is very difficult to beat in the performance it supplies at this cost playing games such as League of Legends, CS:GO, and even older AAA titles at 1080p with decent settings. If you want 1080p maxed with newer titles at playable frame rates, this card will not work so well unless if used with AMD APUs.

*Installation Process (How I install my components to lower initial device failure rates)(Screwdriver Recommended)
Beforehand, open the package of the graphics card, do not set the card down on the back of the card that has the circuitry, make sure to set that card down on the side that has the fan. Be careful not to touch the side with circuitry, you can hold at the edges but should not at the side.
1. Save all files and shut down computer.
2. Unplug all devices from USB and cables from the desktop, as well as the main Power cable going to the power supply
3. Press your power button for 30 seconds to discharge any extra electricity
4. Try to go to a marble or wooden floor (kitchen works the best) if you have one, and touch some piping under the sink or any metal device, if you want extra protection, you can use an anti-static wristband.
5. Bring your desktop to the floor, open the panel to your chassis using, and you should see your motherboard.
6. Find which PCIe Port you will use on your motherboard.
7. Try lining the card up with the PCIe port to see which metal strips on your case you will need to remove if any.
8. Take the red safety caps off of the graphics card, try not to hold the card from the golden pins that go into the PCIe port.
9. If your PCIe port has a lever, make sure to pull or push it to open the port, and slide the card into the PCIe port. Use screw from the metal strips to secure the card in place, it should not wobble too much or fall out.
10. Put your panel back on, plug your HDMI DVI or D-Sub cable into your graphics card's output on the end of the card that should be sticking out of your case slightly, plug cables that you pulled initially, and turn on your power supply, and turn the computer on.
11. When you boot to your OS, do not fear if your resolution changes, if you have a DVD drive, put the provided MSI Disc into the player and install the drivers. If you do not, go to the AMD website and find Drivers, that will download a program and install according to this card. Your screen may flicker, and when installing do not click or interact with your computer.
12. Congratulations, you have installed this graphics card!

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  • 12/20/2015 10:34:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat card for older systems

Pros: Quiet, nice graphics

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Ordered it on the 18th, got it today(Sunday) to replace an ailing gpu, downloaded the lasted driver for it (12-17-2015). Very quiet, takes up 2 slots but not a concern for me. Using it on an old AMD FX-6100 rig.

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  • N/A
  • 12/3/2015 10:26:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsbest vga card

Pros: i can use my old vga screen as a second srcreen,using my hdmi as primary screen,i can also run game like StarCraft 2 legacy of the void(medium setting) n Heroes Of The Storm(high setting) is also a quiet card and easily overclockable(SCII-high,HOTS-Ultra)

Cons: enough strong for 2015 game but to weak for 2016 games that r coming, only 2gb ddr3

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  • N/A
  • 11/20/2015 1:10:00 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Upgrade for the price.

Pros: 2gb card
oc potential
works nice with a msi board
cheap, great for a budget build
fit in a micro itx case

Cons: the fan is a little loud
not the best for gaming, may be able to play most aaa games at low to medium settings
came with a granola bar instead of a cupcake

Other Thoughts: Well, after i started to realize the my old hd 5670 512mb card wasn't going to cut it with some of the newer games coming out, i decided to upgrade. mainly went with this card for the 2gb of memory and for it's very cheap price. it's a little on the louder side than my old card, but it isn't to bad, just noticeable. well worth the price, hopefully it'll help my games play a little better.

Also, didn't know newegg shipped granola bars with their orders now. it was a pleasant surprise, along with the $100 off of my next wine purchase. The granola bar was tasty, by the way.

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