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ATI Radeon HD 4550


$50.00 Released October, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Ideal for HTPC use as it is low-profile, cheap and requires very little power (the box suggests a 300W supply but 250W should do). Runs quite cool, resulting in fan-less cooling solutions from the majority of manufacturers, resulting in very quiet performance. Not bad gaming performance for a non-gaming, $50 video card--runs older games (Source games, etc) well on higher settings.

The Cons:Poor driver support for Linux. Often identifies as the Radeon 4350 in Windows before updating drivers from the website.

The ATI Radeon HD 4550 is a lower-end graphics card, offering performance above that of integrated graphics, but not designed for hardcore gamers. Available in 256MB and 512MB versions, it clocks in at 600 MHz and supports DirectX 10.1.

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It also features ATI CrossFireX technology for multi-GPU scalability. The HD 4550 supports HDMI and DisplayPort outputs, enabling full HD video and gaming on 1080p displays. PowerPlay technology aims to reduce power consumption, which never rises above 25 W, using performance-on-demand technologies and central thermal management

Features

  • 256/512 MB
  • 600MHz clock speed
  • 242 million transistors (55nm process)
  • 80 stream processors
  • 600MHz clock speed
  • Advanced multi-sample anti-aliasing
  • DirectX 10.1
  • PCI Express 2.0
  • OpenGL 3.1
  • Avivo HD
  • ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU support
  • ATI PowerPlay power management
  • DisplayPlay/HDMI output support

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    Ideal for HTPC use as it is low-profile, cheap and requires very little power (the box suggests a 300W supply but 250W should do).

  • 1

    Runs quite cool, resulting in fan-less cooling solutions from the majority of manufacturers, resulting in very quiet performance.

  • 1

    Not bad gaming performance for a non-gaming, $50 video card--runs older games (Source games, etc) well on higher settings.

  • 1

    One of the (if not the) cheapest DX10 1080p capable cards on the market.

  • 1

    HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and VGA ports all on one card (and again for only $50).

Cons
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    Poor driver support for Linux.

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    Often identifies as the Radeon 4350 in Windows before updating drivers from the website.

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