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AMD HD 5000 Series

Radeon HD 5550 512MB

The Radeon HD 5550 512MB is clocked at 550 MHz.

It has an SPU performance of 114.

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AMD Radeon HD 5550 512MB

help iconCore Speed550 MHzhelp iconTransistor Size40nm
help iconArchitectureEvergreen Redwood LEhelp iconTexture Mapping Units16
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportyeshelp iconTexture Rate8.8 GTexel/s
help iconIntegratednohelp iconRender Output Units8
help iconRelease Date09 Feb 2010help iconPixel Rate4.4 GPixel/s
help iconRequired Power39Whelp iconDirectX11
help iconMemory512MBhelp iconShader Model5.0
help iconMemory Speed1000MHzhelp iconOpen GL Version3.2
help iconMemory Bus128 Bithelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory TypeGDDR5help iconHDMI Connections1
help iconSPUs320help iconDVI Connections1
help iconSPU Performance114help iconVGA Connections1

Radeon HD 5550 512MB compatibility review

Overall, the AMD Radeon HD 5550 512MB has poor performance. This should be expected only from older dedicated graphics cards, so this graphics card should definitely be avoided if building a system to power modern applications and games. This graphics card is now over 7 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This graphics card will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little driver support from AMD.

At this performance level you would be better off getting a CPU with an integrated GPU, because a dedicated graphics card like the AMD Radeon HD 5550 512MB would not be worth the extra investment, and an integrated solution would be much cheaper, produce less heat, and require less power. We would recommend an Intel Iris GPU on one of the latest Intel Haswell processors, such as the Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop, or one of AMD's latest APU Family graphics solutions such as the Radeon HD 8670D.

With an effective SPU count of 114, the AMD Radeon HD 5550 512MB processes shading and special graphical effects fairly poorly. The GPU is not too power-hungry at 39 Watts, however.

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Radeon HD 5550 512MB Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Grand Theft Auto V 29
Battlefield 3 33
Sleeping Dogs 40
Medium FPS

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