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PowerColor ATI Radeon X1550 Review



From what we all witnessed, we can clearly see that the PowerColor X1550 can play some of the games with playable framerates. On the other hand, most of them were unplayable; one second you are walking, the next you are dead. If a player were to lower the graphics this card could handle it but what fun would that be? These benchmarks are in place to stress test the card and they did their job but the card did not. Although, I would say the PowerColor X1550 is way ahead of the good ol’ Voodoo 1 series, though I wouldn’t suggest it for any serious gamer.

If you are the type of gamer that likes to hop on the computer to play Solitaire, watch a DVD or just surf the net, this card will perform without a hiccup. With its dual monitor support, it is great for someone that multitasks. The fact that it still supports VGA has a low price, it is a good card for budget PC builders. It will still play some games, but resolutions and eye candy will need to be set below what any true gamer would like to see. Playing the latest games is definitely a no-go, but for a child's first computer, this card would not be a bad start.



  • Price
  • VGA Support (For Some)
  • Low Power Consumption



  • Doesn't Support Dual DVI
  • Framerates on Newer Games Unplayable at High Resolutions
  • Extremely Underpowered for Gaming




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation & Configuration
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing ( Setup,Benchmark FarCry)
  5. Benchmark: F.E.A.R.
  6. Benchmark:BioShock
  7. Benchmark: Call of Duty 2
  8. Benchmark: Quake 4
  9. Benchmark: NFS: Most Wanted
  10. Benchmark: 3D Mark 06
  11. Benchmark: RyderMark
  12. Conclusion
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