Sapphire HD5550 Ultimate Edition review

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KitGuru has already reviewed many products in ATI’s impressive 5xxx series over the last month and today we are finally going to get a chance to play with a HD5550 model.

The HD5550 is a low profile graphics card which is perfect for small form factor chassis and home theater PC’s while offering enough power to cope with light gaming requirements. It is fully Direct X 11 compliant and also supports EyeFinity Technology while only demanding a total of 40w under load.

The Sapphire HD5550 Ultimate Edition we are looking at today is a passively cooled solution and is modestly priced at around £70 inc vat in the UK. Could this be the perfect, cool running, low power HTPC card with DX11 support?

The Sapphire cards we have looked at so far have all walked away with awards so we are interested to find out if this lower end model can also dominate its respective sector.

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  • Death Dealer
    June 12, 2010
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    This just shows how far ahead ATI are right now in all ranges. nvidia need to step up. that 220 was never a good card.

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  • Eric K
    June 12, 2010
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    That is a great card, very impressed for the money

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  • htpc lubber
    June 12, 2010
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    Where’s the CrossFire numbers? Come on Zardon: No Slacking!

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  • Zardon
    June 12, 2010
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    Its unfortunately not a self replicating card, but when I have two ill make sure and post the results :)

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  • Daz
    June 12, 2010
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    thats a really wicked little card for the price. surprisingly good

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  • Steve
    June 12, 2010
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    Yeah the temps are good for the passive cooler. seems a good solution for media

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  • Trev
    June 12, 2010
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    My buddy has one of these, he plays WOW on it, and Source games. handles 1920 resolution !

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  • Stefan
    June 12, 2010
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    Sapphire are great, one of my fav companies

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  • Dax
    June 12, 2010
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    Great review thank you.

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  • Tom
    June 12, 2010
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    I had seen this card reviewed a while ago elsewhere and went to buy it, then forgot about it and realised I couldnt remember who made it, or the model.Just ordered one from OCUK

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  • Terry
    June 12, 2010
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    DX11, cool, decent game performance without AA, hardly any power draw and no noise.

    Seems to be a winner :)

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  • AMD4EVER
    June 12, 2010
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    AMD really do rock. Awesome little board. Any bad cards in the 5 series? nope.

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  • Tech Head
    June 12, 2010
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    Very nice solution for the money, was impressed with temps

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  • Francois LeBon
    June 12, 2010
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    Very nice indeed. like the design too. quite attractive

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  • 6/14/2010 Daily Hardware Reviews « Hardware « Tech news combined!
    June 14, 2010
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    [...] CardsZotac GeForce GTX 470 @ Legit ReviewsSapphire Radeon HD 5550 @ KitGuruASUS Radeon HD 5870 @ Benchmark [...]

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    June 18, 2010
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