Tuesday, May 30th 2017

Sapphire Radeon RX 550 with DVI-I Connector Pictured

Sapphire showed off a Radeon RX 550 graphics card with an off-spec DVI-I connector. This is significant, as it has analog (D-Sub) wiring, and an included DVI to D-Sub dongle lets you plug in ye olde analog displays. AMD stripped analog display support off its Radeon "Polaris" family, limiting them to modern digital standards such as DVI-D, HDMI 2.0, and DisplayPort 1.4. Sapphire got around this by deploying a custom DAC chip on the card, so you can have DVI-D (D-Sub via dongle), without needing an active adapter that's half the price of the card itself.
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7 Comments on Sapphire Radeon RX 550 with DVI-I Connector Pictured

#1
IceScreamer
Oh my, that's what I'm talking about. Damn, this could have been a replacement for the 750ti I got.

BTW, why the hell does it need a PWM controlled fan that small? I thought 3pin or hell, even 2pin would be adequate on a card this sized.
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#2
jboydgolfer
that Should fit in a Dell optiplex SFF type case. the I/O side is a bit large, but it should fit.
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#3
9700 Pro
That better come with a low profile bracket, since this is a perfect SFF card.
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#4
RejZoR
Never thought I'd see cards so tiny again. This thing can run games like Doom 2016 and Prey 2017 on very high settings at 1080p perfectly playable. And it's not really any bigger than my prehistoric backup GeForce 8400GS (which barely runs Half-Life 2 ok-ish). Pretty amazing how far we've come.
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Dimi
IceScreamer said:
Oh my, that's what I'm talking about. Damn, this could have been a replacement for the 750ti I got.

BTW, why the hell does it need a PWM controlled fan that small? I thought 3pin or hell, even 2pin would be adequate on a card this sized.
You do know this card is quite a bit worse than the 750 Ti right?
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IceScreamer
Dimi said:
You do know this card is quite a bit worse than the 750 Ti right?
I know, just needed something low power, cheap with an analog connector, with some sort of performance.
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