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XFX Radeon R5 230 AMD Low Profile Graphics Card 2GB

2GB XFX Radeon R5 230 Passive CORE Edition, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 1066MHz DDR3, GPU 625MHz, Cores 80, HDMI/DVI-D DL/D-Sub

Scan code: LN72996 Manufacturer code: R5-230A-CLH2 Request call
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Product Overview The AMD Radeon R5 230 GPU is the perfect solution for everyday computer users who are looking for discrete GPU performance. Multimedia performance improvements, extended desktops and accelerated apps are all part of the package, along with ultra-low power consumption.

2 GB GDDR Video Memory: Enhance your gaming experience and drastically improve your gaming graphics.
Video Memory improves you gaming experience by storing more 3D vector data, textures, overlays, GPU programs which allows for faster load times, sharper graphics and higher resolutions.

4K Ready Ultra Resolution Gaming: Experience resolutions up to four times higher than HD and see everything your opponent throws at you — without sacrificing a single detail.
With Ultra Resolution Gaming you can leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. Whether using a 4k monitor or combining multiple HD monitors, you’ll get an expansive experience that’s truly out of sight.

AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture & Ultrawide Bandwidth PCI-E Gen3: Primed to enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, making it a top choice for gamers who expect the best.
Designed to push not only the boundaries of DirectX® 11 gaming, the GCN Architecture is also AMD's first design specifically engineered for general computing. Representing the cutting edge of AMD’s graphics expertise, GCN GPUs are more than capable of handling workloads-and programming languages-traditionally exclusive to the main processor. Coupled with the dramatic rise of GPU-aware programming languages like C++ AMP and OpenCL™, the GCN Architecture is the right architecture at the right time.

AMD Power Tune Smart Performance Tuning: Fixed clocks speeds are a thing of the past, Power Tune dynamic performance scaling determines the best clock speed in real time.
AMD PowerTune technology is a significant leap forward to better ensure that performance is optimized for TDP-constrained GPUs. AMD PowerTune technology helps deliver higher performance that is optimized to the thermal limits of the GPU by dynamically adjusting the clock during runtime based on an internally calculated GPU power assessment.

True Visual Stereoscopic HD3D Ready: The 3rd dimension is here thanks to AMD
AMD HD3D Technology is supported by an advanced and open ecosystem that, in conjunction with specific AMD hardware and software technologies, enables 3D display capabilities for many PC applications and experiences.

Maximized Your Productivity With Dual Display Technology: Multidisplay technology for gaming, productivity and entertainment.
We are taking you beyond the boundaries of traditional PC displays. XFX Dual Display technology expands the traditional limits of desktop computing by multiplying your screen area. With multiple monitors, games become more immersive, workstations become more useful and you become more productive (an average of 42% more productive according to one study).

XFX Duratec Professional Grade Components: XFX graphics cards are made from the highest quality components to maximize your performance.
When it comes to keeping your graphics card cool, we don't miss any details. Our high quality components which may include the capacitors, ferrite cores, mosfet, fans, brackets and PCB material are built to last in addition to providing you with better performance and increased lifespan for your product.

AMD Dual Graphics Ready: AMD discrete graphics cards when paired with AMD APU based motherboards give you an extra boost in graphics performance.
Get the power of two when you purchase an AMD A-Series Accelerated Processor (APU) based PC with an AMD Radeon™ DirectX® 11.2-capable discrete graphics card. Only AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics combines two powerful Radeon™ DirectX 11.2-enabled graphics processors to provide the ultimate gaming performance boost when you need it.

AMD App Acceleration Technology: Check out DirectX® 11 games, plus Windows and Android™ apps for your AMD-based PC in AMD's app showcase.
AMD App Acceleration is your application's new best friend. And soon to be yours. Enjoy beautifully rich and clear video playback when streaming from the web. Take in your favorite movies in stunning, stutter-free HD quality. Run multiple applications smoothly at maximum speed and enjoy lightning fast game play and realistic physics effects.

6X Tesselation Technology: The details of tesselations can make the difference between a flat dull surface and a realistic bumpy surface.
XFX graphics cards offer the highest tesselation capabilities while still maintaining the higest performance. We don't sacrifice one for the other so you can expect to get the riches detail in your games without slowing down your gaming experience. See bumpy roads, textured fabrics and realistic rippling waters with high tesselated graphics from XFX.

Improved Multi Sample Anti-Aliasing MSAA Technology: Smooth lines is the difference between bitty low quality graphics to a smooth realistic graphics.
MSAA smoothes out the jagged edges of a curved object. A black curved line on a white background displayed on a computer screen will have some jaggedness along its edges due to the inherent limitations of using discrete pixels to display the image. Anti-aliasing smoothes out this jaggedness by filling in the white spaces between the jagged edges with varying shades of grey which gives you the smooth soft shadows, crisp sharp lines of buildings, and crisp tiny details in clothing that make your experience truely realistic.

Bullet Physics Engine Technology: Get the most out of your gaming experience with real 3D Physics.
Take advantage of the 3D Physics capabilities of some of today's newest titles which include completely destructable objects, walls and buildings collapsing from gun fire, real particle effects such as fire that react to the environment and realistic details such as moving hair, water and much more.

Compatible with the newest Direct X Technology: Meets the standards of the newest games with the latest Direct X driver compatibility.
With every new generation of Direct X, major improvements are made which greatly advance the graphics capabilities of games. That's why it is essential to ensure that you are using a graphics card with the newest Direct X driver compatibility so that you'll get the most out of your gaming experience. See the difference for yourself.

Partially Resident Textures PRT Technology: Radically change the detail of your games from flat to realistic.
Even in the latest titles, gamers may have noticed that games often reuse or repeat textures, particularly on the ground or in background scenery such as mountains or trees. This is because increasing the physical size or number of textures in a game can have a negative impact on the performance of a GPU. PRT is a radical technology that hopes to break this cycle. Features • 625 MHz GPU Core Clock.
• 2 GB DDR3 High Speed Memory.
• AMD HD3D Technology.
• PCI-E 3.0 Bus Support.
• Microsoft DirectX 11.2 Support.
• 3rd Generation TeraScale Engine.
• Accelerated Video Transcoding, Encoding, and Upscaling.
• AMD PowerPlay Technology.
• Enhanced Unified Video Decoder (UVD 3).
• Enhanced Internet Browser Application Support.
• Enhanced Microsoft Office 2010 Support.
• HDMI 1.4a with support for stereoscopic 3D, Deep Color and xvyCC extended gamut.

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2GB XFX Radeon R5 230 Passive CORE Edition, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 1066MHz DDR3, GPU 625MHz, Cores 80, HDMI/DVI-D DL/D-Sub is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value Good value video card with 2 GB of DDR 3 RAM. Covers all bases with respect to monitor cables. Gets hot, but this doesn't seem to affect its performance. Having no fan it is completely silent. Comes with drivers, including drivers for Windows XP. Very quick delivery from Scan as usual, despite a distance of 60 miles. Impressed.
Date published: 2017-12-05
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Questions & Answers

inconsistant spec on if it can do 4k

The overview says '4k ready ultra resolution gaming' but the spec says 'maximum digital resolution 2560x1600' - which is smaller than 4k which is 3840x2160; which of the specs is right?
Asked by: penguin42
Hello, The maximum resolution this card can output is 2560x1600. Regards,
Answered by: JackB
Date published: 2017-12-14

2 displays - DVI and HDMI with converter

Can I run 2 displays simultaneously with this? One DVI monitor connected to the DVI and a second DVI monitor connected to the HDMI port with a DVI - HDMI adapter? Any limitations in doing so?
Asked by: mozart999uk
Hello, This graphics card should be compatible with this setup however it may depend on the DVI type and the adaptor in use. Regards,
Answered by: JackB
Date published: 2017-12-14
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XFX Radeon R5 230 AMD Low Profile Graphics Card 2GB
XFX Radeon R5 230 AMD Low Profile Graphics Card 2GB