Friday, April 21st 2017

XFX Launches its RX 550 Full and Low-Profile Graphics Cards

XFX has launched three variants of the RX 550 graphics cards, the tiny GPU that could, which AMD launched so as to bridge the enormous gap between IGP and its previous entry-line RX 460 (now RX 560) series of graphics cards. There are two low-profile versions of the RX 550, packing either 2GB or 4 GB of memory (whose amounts can be justified or not,) both with boost clocks set at 1203 MHz and 7000 MHz GDDR5 memory over a 128-bit bus. There is also a full-profile, dual slot RX 550, dubbed the Core Edition, and another Core Edition, though this one is a full-profile, single-slot solution.

All of these pack the same 1203 MHz boost clocks, so XFX is basically telling you to pick and choose the size of the graphics cards that best fits your use case, with improvements on cooling and sound profile that come with the larger, beefier cooling solutions. Display outputs stand the same among all the different cards, with 1x DVI-I Dual-Link, 1x DisplayPort, and 1x HDMI 2.0.
Source: Videocardz
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7 Comments on XFX Launches its RX 550 Full and Low-Profile Graphics Cards

#2
crow1001
550 pricing is screwed up, sort it AMD. You want $80+for the potato 550 yet the 560 is $99.
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#3
silentbogo
It gets even funnier in Eastern Europe. Right now a 2GB RX550 is priced exactly like a 4GB RX460 ... :kookoo:
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#4
Caring1
Cute, remove the IGP, then sell basic cards to fill that gap.
Bring on the improved APU's.
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#5
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Kind of excited that the card has a DVI-I. I was afraid they would remove VGA support on the low end cards.

Edit: You sure they're DVI-I? The ones I see on Newegg now are all DVI-D. The pictures aren't high enough resolution to verify they are DVI-I.
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#6
silentbogo
FordGT90Concept said:
Kind of excited that the card has a DVI-I. I was afraid they would remove VGA support on the low end cards.

Edit: You sure they're DVI-I? The ones I see on Newegg now are all DVI-D. The pictures aren't high enough resolution to verify they are DVI-I.
DVI-D.
Analog output is not possible on any newer card without an additional IC (GTX900/1000, RX 400/500).
Most motherboards since 2015 rely on eDP to DVI/VGA interface chips to provide VGA output (even some hi-end haswell/Ivy/Sandy generation boards, even though it is supported natively by iGPU).
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#7
FYFI13
I always welcome low profile cards but here performance is too close to iGPU. Back in a day cards like this one were about 30 euro. And that was Nvidia.
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