Sapphire Radeon HD 5550 Ultimate 1GB GDDR2 PCIe

  • Sapphire Radeon HD 5550 Ultimate 1GB GDDR2 PCIe
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Based on 7 scores, 20 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Excellent Passive VPU Cooler, Build quality
  • Runs Cool, Complete silent operation, DVI, VGA, and HDMI ports, DirectX 11 support
  • Silent Passive Cooling, Performance, Versatility, Native CrossfireX Ready, DX11.

Cons:

  • Needs Faster Memory, Availability, Faster Cards are Available Cheaper
  • A bit pricy

Expert reviews and ratings

By TweakNews on -

Sapphire's Ultimate Edition HD 5550 is a videocard that has the structure and poise of a good videocard, but is lacking in a couple fundamental foundation elements to be deemed anything "Ultimate". For one, this label and excellent cooler...

By TechRadar on 70

You can tell the Sapphire 5550 Ultimate isn't a high-end graphics card from the off; the box isn't a ridiculous size. As the name suggests, it slots neatly between a 5870 and 5450 and offers a DX11 card at a budgety price. Performance is...

By Bjorn3D on 75

The AMD HD 5550 Ultimate may be hard to sell due to its pricing. It is fighting in the price range that is already filled with many competitors. AMD’s own HD 5670 sits at $10 above and has a better performance while the NVIDIA GT 240 that is...

By IT Reviews on -

A good choice for videophiles demanding a passive yet fully-featured HTPC card, but everyone else will be far better catered for by the identically priced 5670. Sapphire - Radeon HD5550 Ultimate 1GB price Buy Sapphire Radeon HD5550 Ultimate 1GB...

By Expert Reviews on 60

The most powerful passively-cooled 5000-series card to date; but it’s overkill for simple video acceleration, yet not quick enough to satisfy most gamers....

By Kitguru.net on 90

You really can’t go wrong with the Sapphire HD5550, they have improved on the already excellent reference design and have produced probably the finest media card available...

By Motherboards.org on -

The Sapphire Ultimate HD 5550 video card is an interesting card in that it doesn’t have all of the performance of its bigger brother the HD 5870, but still gives a good gaming performance with games as long as you are willing to lower the...

By LanOC Reviews on 90

After spending a little time with the HD5550 Ultimate from Sapphire I have a new appreciation for mid-range cards. I was expecting the performance to be subpar at best for gaming and was surprised to find out that this card can and will perform well...

By TechEye on -

At the factory clock speed the two 5550s were nearly indistinguishable, and although the Sapphire card over-clocked slightly better, there's not much advantage to this when you're talking about the mainstream market. The 5450 came in...

By Techgage on -

" page, but the HD 5550 is a unique product that just perplexes me. I mentioned in the introduction page that I couldn't quite figure out the purpose of this card, and that hasn't changed. As far as I'm concerned, and I'm sure I'm...

By Pureoverclock on -

The Sapphire Radeon 5550 Ultimate is a budget graphics card, and sits directly between the 5450 and 5570 in ATi's product lineup as designed. The performance is not directly in between the two cards, however, as the 5550 Ultimate is about 50% more...

By Rage3D on 80

SapphireThe make or break of the Sapphire HD 5550 Ultimate is it's price and, at an estimated $90USD MSRP, it's expensive. You have to really want the silent heatpipe cooler of the card for it to be attractive. Price aside, it's an excellent...

By Hi Tech Legion on -

I don't have much more that I can say about the Sapphire HD 5550 Ultimate. The Sapphire HD 5550 Ultimate can be a great solution in many situations.The Ultimate has a low power profile, so it can be used in rigs looking to conserve. The HD 5550...

By Overclockers Club on -

Lets go back to my original question, are you looking for a new card for your system? Well Sapphire's newest card, the HD5550 may just be the solution you are looking for if you are building a new setup. Now we all know that this card is not going...

International Review By techno-kitchen.com on -

Константин Иванов irkutsk2@mail.ruSAPPHIRE Ultimate HD5550 1GB DDR2 страничка...

International Review By Hardware-Mag on -

Leistungsmäßig waren von Sapphires Ultimate Radeon HD 5550 natürlich keine Höhensprünge zu erwarten, schon gar nicht im Vergleich zu der teilweise hochkarätigen Konkurrenz im Testfeld. Dennoch gehören die Benchmarks...

International Review By HardTecs4U on -

Sapphire bietet aktuell offenbar auf der Ultimate-Variante den besten passiven Kühler - dabei bleibt es aber. Es hat für uns den Eindruck, dass der Kühler die teuerste Umsetzung beim Produkt schlechthin ist -...

International Review By Tom's Hardware on -

Sapphire verzichtet beim Radeon HD 5550 ebenfalls auf einen Lüfter und packt einen hochwertigen Passivkühler auf die Karte, was sie lautlos macht. Direkt auf dem Chip sitzt ein massiver Aluminiumblock, der durch feine...

International Review By PC Labs on -

Giriş seviyesinde Radeon HD 5500 serisinin küçük kardeş üyesini inceleyerek devam ediyoruz.Radeon HD 5570'i daha önce Sapphire'ın düşük profil örneğiyle incelemiştik. Radeon...

International Review By Dinox PC on 80

Nel grafico seguente abbiamo registrato il consumo complessivo del sistema ottenuto in IDLE e sotto sforzo, eseguendo il test Vertex Shader Complex del 3DMark06.In ambito consumi le performances sono buone. I test in modalità Load permettono di...