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    Default Diamond R7 250 Boost Review

    In this ever-blossoming technology industry there are smaller companies that are often overshadowed by their behemoth competitors. There are many reasons why this occurs but one of the most common assumptions is that the smaller company is lower quality. The thinking has been that the smaller guy can’t make a product as well as the bigger guy. Diamond has been striving to prove that assumption to be false. They believe they can be a smaller company yet still offer quality and value. Diamond sent us an AMD based GPU: their R7 250 with Boost. Let's see how well their promise holds up.

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    Default Re: Diamond R7 250 Boost Review

    Great review Joe thanks for posting

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    Default Re: Diamond R7 250 Boost Review

    I like it, nice review. Surprisingly enough I really want to throw that thing into my HTPC rig and keep the damn blue RAM I have in it now, I think it would actually look really good. Then all it needs is one of Swiftech's new rad kits with the 120mm rad and a waterblock for the GPU and we're about as quiet as it gets.

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    Nice review Joe! Little gpu would be nice in an HTPC for 4k playback and entry level gaming.
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    Default Re: Diamond R7 250 Boost Review

    Nice littel card. Good job on the review Joe.

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    Default Re: Diamond R7 250 Boost Review

    Quote Originally Posted by killjoyjim View Post
    Nice littel card. Good job on the review Joe.
    Agreed,.....good little card, and a good read too.

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    Default Re: Diamond R7 250 Boost Review

    Good review
    Yep nice little card and as Sandy pointed out great for a small HTPC build

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