Another HD 5550 utilizing GDDR5 memory has arrived and we'll be honest when we say it'll probably be one of the last unless someone does something that stands out with the model. We tend to only have a look at one or two of these low end models because we tend to find companies don't mix it up too much. Sapphire today have not only slapped a half decent cooler on the card, but also taken the time to overclock it.
I didn't actually look at the specifications before checking out GPU-Z and I wondered if the OC was going to be the 20MHz or so we saw from GIGABYTE on the HD 5670 recently, or if it was going to be more. And if it was more, what would it actually do for performance? So often we find these low end cards with an overclock to be quite pointless. Let's find out what Sapphire has done, though, and what it means for you.
Within the package there's very little going on. We've got no cables with the only stand out point of the bundle being a discount voucher for some software from ArcSoft which you probably won't use.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and The Package]
- Page 2 [The Card]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage]
- Page 4 [Unigine Heaven Benchmark]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - CINEBENCH]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Resident Evil 5]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - BattleForge]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Darkest of Days]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Batman Arkham Asylum]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Dark Void]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor]
- Page 14 [Temperature Test]
- Page 15 [Sound Test]
- Page 16 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 17 [Total Performance Rating (TPR)]
- Page 18 [Total Value Rating (TVR) & Final Thoughts]
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