XFX - AMD Radeon R5 220 Core Edition 2GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.1 Graphics Card - Silver

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Only at Best BuyEquip your gaming computer with this AMD Radeon GPU. Its PowerTune technology dynamically adjusts the clock speed to provide the optimal performance. With its dual display feature, it enhances your productivity and gaming experience. By utilizing HD 3-D technology, this AMD Radeon GPU with 2GB memory lets you enjoy seamless stereoscopic 3-D gaming.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Drivers & Utilities
  • XFX AMD Radeon R5 220 Core Edition 2GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.1 Graphics Card

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (204 out of 219)

Features


Powered by the AMD Radeon R5 220 graphics processing unit (GPU)

With a 625MHz clock speed to help meet the needs of demanding games.

2GB DDR3 (64-bit) on-board memory

Provides the memory needed to recreate game visuals with striking realism.

PCI Express 2.1 interface

Offers compatibility with a range of systems. Also includes DVI, HDMI and VGA outputs for expanded connectivity.

AMD HD3D Technology

Supports viewing a variety of compatible movies, videos, PC games and photos in stunning, stereoscopic 3D.

DVI, HDMI and VGA outputs

Enable flexible connectivity.

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Overall customer rating

4.5
94%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Graphics Card

    Posted
    Caveman

    My computer had integrated 256 megabyte nVidia graphics built in. It was nice - 8 years ago, but modern video technology has long left it behind. The newer videos and games that run on Windows 7 sp1, 8.1, and 10 don't run on such a low video capability. So, I went to the local Best Buy and saw this 2 gigabyte AMD Radeon R5 200 series graphics card available for only 50 bucks, so I did a "shot in the dark" routine and bought it. To my surprise. this graphics card worked the minute I plugged it in, set the BIOS to run it, and started the computer (eMachines ET 1331g-03w). No problems. Windows immediately automatically installed the AMD controls and control panels. I never HAD to use the Installation DVD at all. The difference in video and picture quality from before was, the best I way can say, astounding. It plays faultlessly any game I like (fishing, mostly), TV, movies, YouTube, it matters not. This AMD Radeon R5 200 series graphics card handles them with amazing clarity, clearness, and crispness. And the biggest reward of all for putting in this graphics card was, it runs as if it specifically made for Windows 10. I had never seen such smoothness in a graphics card or system until I got Windows 10 successfully installed on my computer. This graphics card acts as if it helped getting Windows 10 installed. Whatever online, cell phone, or other game I have tried out, this graphics card plays them. No crashes, no hangs, no blue screen, no problems. And, last of all, because this graphics card is an AMD, it clearly has merged in some way with my computer's CPU, which is also an AMD. I am no computer programmer or professional, or anything like that, but I know that in some way, these AMD products have a way of working well together. In simple words, so far this graphics card has to be one of the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not for gaming!

    Posted
    Knomie

    I decided to try this video card for the price, going from a 1gb to 2gb what could go wrong. Simple enough to swap the card and load the software, even running extra software updates. Well that is where the positives end, price and install. The negatives the site says it has a fan but it does not. I looked the box over and knew it didn't before the purchase and figured my pc had enough fans and it was not a big deal. The older AMD Radeon 1gb card I had to begin with had a better user interface with more selections to control the cards performance. When using my dual 32" monitors you would get slight green flickering down the middle of the screens. Using the interface to increase the GPU and Memory clocks actual caused the system to into uncontrollable screen garbage such as flickering of colors, shapes and scrolling lines. This was just on desktop screen with nothing but the AMD Catalyst Control Center up. After a few restarts, I was able to lower the settings and select a game. The lag even on the lowest selection made the game unplayable. Finally gave up and decided this card was not worth the price or the headache and plan to return.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Saved me!

    Posted
    SilenceIsGolden
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    I've been having problems with my 8-year-old beloved PC that I built - black screen from boot! It seemed like it was a RAM problem (based on BIOS beeps), and Corsair was incredibly generous to replace my RAM sticks. (Though the warranty had expired 3 years ago!) I don't know if they tested the sticks to confirm they were dead, but the new ones didn't solve the problem of the black screen. I was ready to consult a local PC shop, but my wife suggested to first try this inexpensive solution, since a faulty graphics chip (I have an AMD Radeon graphics GPU on my ASUS motherboard) was the next likely culprit. And, YES! I put the card in, started my PC, and it was like "Hey, where have you been? I've been looking for you." :) I don't notice any other changes. The driver was easy to update (even for my Win-7, 64-bit). My PC was custom-built to be energy efficient and very quiet, and I'm glad this card is rated to need ultra-low power (it doesn't need a separate power connection inside the PC, just plugs into my PCIe 2.0 x16 slot), I assume partially because it has a heat-sink instead of a fan. A fan also would have added a tiny bit of noise again. I'm sad this card is already a legacy product. I'm not a gamer, I just needed a decent, affordable card to get my PC going again. I realize graphics card makers live off gamers, but I wish they wouldn't forget regular users. This was by far the least expensive known-brand graphics card. And even its features are already overkill for my purposes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded 4 machines with this card

    Posted
    cemploy93
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    I bought 4 of these cards. 2 went into home built computers with AMD Phenom II processors and on board ATI 3300 graphics. The cards were dropped into the PCI-e 2.0 slots and were recognized without any surprises. The included drivers worked, but I downloaded the newest versions from ATI. These machines dual boot either into Vista Ultimate 64 bit or Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. Big improvement in web surfing and video playback. The other 2 cards went into a Dell i3 and an HP i3. These both had Intel on board graphics, Windows Home 64 bit, and ZERO available power connections. That made it necessary to use cards that do not need a 6 or 8 pin power lead. The box the cards come in says they are PCI-e 3.0, as are the 2 i3 machines. Again, they worked fine after installation. Also, I now can run my 32" monitor on the HDMI connection while using my 27" monitor on the DVI.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Will do for video playback.

    Posted
    Katsu
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    I have the 1gb ddr3 R5 220 and kept the 2gb ddr3 R5 220 for short term. Reason being it actually under performed compared to the 1gb version. Note that the 2gb version is 25mhz under clocked.For watching videos, playback or streaming this should be good. But, to run the games i ran with the 1gb which i OC not so much. Even when i Overclocked this 2gb version, it didn't meet my expectations(Comparing to the 1gb edition). I recommend you get the 1gb if you game with some minor online games or older games. Otherwise the 2gb version is actually a better product, as it did score higher Frames per second on the PSO2 benchmark compared to the 1gb version. But, crashed on my GW2 and Overwatch(Surprisingly the 1gb edition can play at lowest settings)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality Video Card

    Posted
    Willfly
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    I had a motherboard with on board graphics die so I replaced it with a spare that had only VGA graphics. I needed to pare it with a 1920 X 1080 monitor. I bought this card for under $50.00 and my motherboard recognized it immediately. I'm not a gamer so I don't need a high end graphics card but this one is fine for everyday use. It handles HD video without a problem using Windows 10's build in viewer. This is a legacy card so the drivers are not updated but the ones on Windows updates or from the manufacturer are fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent replacement Video Card

    Posted
    MediaKing
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    Purchased to replace a dead video card on an older Dell desktop (Inspiron 530). This card works well even on desktops with weaker power supplies. Was using an Nvidia card but it wouldn't boot up after a couple years use. Plugged this one in, installed the drivers, and it solved my boot problems. It won't be great for intense gaming, but if you use your computer for web-browser gaming, emails, etc., this works fantastic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good replacement for unsupported ATI Video card

    Posted
    wdgeek
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    Had a Dell PC with an ATI Radeon HD3450. A Windows 10 upgrade disabled the ATI driver and replaced it with a generic Microsoft Video Driver that does NOT support dual monitor support. ATI no longer has drivers for the ATI video card for Windows 10. Replaced the ATI card because I needed dual monitor support. This card installed without problem. Drivers were available for Windows 10 with dual monitor support. Since the pc is only used for office applications, this low cost video card was exactly what I needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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