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Powercolor Radeon HD 5550 Review

Geekspeak411    -   June 9, 2010
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Graphics Engine
Radeon HD5550
Video Memory
512MB DDR3
Engine Clock
Memory Clock
Memory Interface
DirectX Support
Bus Standard
PCIE 2.1
Standard Display Connectors
CrossFireX Technology
ATI Stream Technology
Eyefinity Technology
ATI Hypermemory Technology
VGA Output
DVI Output
DisplayPort Output
HDMI Output
On Board
TV Output
HDTV Output
HDCP Support
Board Dimensions
Minimum Power Requirement



  • 627 million 40nm transistors
  • TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
  • DDR2 memory interface
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
  • DirectX® 11 support
  • OpenGL 3.2 support^1
  • Image quality enhancement technology
  • ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology^2,3
  • ATI Stream acceleration technology
  • ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology^6
  • ATI Avivo™ HD Video & Display technology^7
  • ATI PowerPlay™ power management technology^7
  • Certified drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

1. OpenCL compliant driver and SDK release scheduled for later in 2010 2. ATI Eyefinity Technology can support up to 6 displays using a single enabled ATI Radeon™ graphics card – the number of displays may vary by board design and you should confirm exact specifications with the applicable manufacturer before purchase. ATI Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPort™ connectors, and/or certified DisplayPort™ adapters to convert your monitor’s native input to your cards DisplayPort™ or Mini-DisplayPort™ connector(s), are required 3. ATI Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios which is required for panning across three displays 4. Requires application support for ATI Stream technology 5. Digital rights management restrictions may apply 6. ATI CrossFireX™ technology requires an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard, an ATI CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect (for each additional graphics card) and may require a specialized power supply 7. ATI PowerPlay™, ATI Avivo™ and ATI Stream are technology platforms that include a broad set of capabilities offered by certain ATI Radeon™ HD GPUs. Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products 8. Upscaling subject to available monitor resolution 9. Adobe Flash video acceleration and post-processing is supported for H.264-encoded content. Requires Adobe Flash Player 10.1 plug-in and ATI Catalyst 9.11 or higher video driver.. 10. Blu-ray or HD DVD drive and HD monitor required 11. Requires Blu-ray movie disc supporting dual 1080p streams 12. Playing HDCP content requires additional HDCP ready components, including but not limited to an HDCP ready monitor, Blu-ray or HD DVD disc drive, multimedia application and computer operating system. 13. Some custom resolutions require user configuration


Courtesy of PowerColor @ http://powercolor.com/us/products_features.asp?id=238#Specification

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Video Card)
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  5. Testing: Far Cry 2
  6. Testing: Metro 2033
  7. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  8. Testing: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  9. Testing: Darkest of Days
  10. Testing: Bioshock 2
  11. Testing: Just Cause 2
  12. Testing: Unigine Heaven Benchmark 2.0
  13. Testing: Batman Arkham Asylum
  14. Testing: Resident Evil 5
  15. Testing: 3DMark 06
  16. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  17. Testing: Temperature
  18. Testing: Power Consumption
  19. Conclusion
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