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Old April 30, 2010, 10:16 AM
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Default Sapphire Launches HD5550 Passive Video Card

Although high powered graphics are usually on the forefront of technology, the mainstream market and HTPC segment is always one to watch. Latest from Sapphire is their HD5550 series. Being a passively cooled solution silent running is first and foremost in this cards feature set. Which should be ideal for the HTPC users or those who must have silen... [ Read full article ]
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Old May 2, 2010, 11:18 AM
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Hmmm...320 stream processors, eh?

The specs seem to suggest Sapphire's 5550 card is merely a re-badged, under-clocked Radeon 4650.

The 320 stream processors means this thing uses the older RV730 GPU (55nm) underclocked to 550MHz. They said memory is 1GB of DDR2 clocked at 800MHz.

The Radeon 4650 had the same RV730 GPU clocked at 600MHz and while it also used DDR2 RAM, it was clocked at 1000MHz.

Nothing new to see here folks, move it along...
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Not quite. The evergreen has 1600 Stream processors, so all they did was reduce that by a factor of 5, giving 320 stream processors. Not a rebadge.
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Hmmm...320 stream processors, eh?

The specs seem to suggest Sapphire's 5550 card is merely a re-badged, under-clocked Radeon 4650.

The 320 stream processors means this thing uses the older RV730 GPU (55nm) underclocked to 550MHz.
All 5000 series cards use RV8xx series 40nm GPUs. None are rebadges.
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Old May 3, 2010, 06:26 PM
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I don't see a rebadge any where either.

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