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Sapphire Radeon HD 5550 Ultimate review

Can this passive cooled GPU take the fight to the budget gaming graphics cards?

By  from PCFormat Issue 242
Product Type
Graphic Card
Chipset Manufacturer
ATI
Chipset Model
5550
HDMI
Yes
Chipset Line
Radeon
Chipset Series
HD 5000
Maximum Resolution
2560 x 1600
Brand Name
Sapphire
Standard Memory
1 GB
Host Interface
PCI Express 2.1
Bus Width
128 bit
RAMDAC Speed
400 MHz
Analog Signal
Yes
Digital Signal
Yes
Dual Link DVI Supported
Yes
DVI
Yes
VGA
Yes
Number of VGA Outputs
1
Number of DVI Outputs
1
Number of HDMI Outputs
1
Memory Technology
DDR2 SDRAM
Manufacturer
Sapphire, Inc
Memory Speed
400 MHz
Product Model
11170-14-20R
Product Name
11170-14-20R Radeon HD 5550 Graphics Card
Processor Speed
550 MHz
Manufacturer Part Number
11170-14-20R
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.sapphiretech.com/en/
Marketing Information

The Sapphire HD 5500 series is based on the architecture of ATI graphics division of AMD, the second generation GPU to be manufactured with 40 nm manufacturing process. Supports advanced graphics features Microsoft DirectX 11 and video ensures clarity and spectacular visual effects, with power consumption levels actually limited. Sapphire HD5550 has 320 stream processors and supports Microsoft DirectX 11 and features acceleration compatible with ATI Stream. Since this is a low-power technology, the graphics card does not requires external connection and thus becomes the ideal solution for mainstream PC upgrade systems lacking auxiliary power. Sapphire HD 5550 has 1GB of DDR2 memory with clock speeds of 550 MHz (Core) and 400MHz (800MHz effective) memory.

API Supported
DirectX 11.0

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