ATI Radeon HD 5550: specs and benchmarks

ATI Radeon HD 5550

Summary

ATI started Radeon HD 5550 sales 9 February 2010. This is TeraScale 2 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 512 MB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 3.2 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 51.2 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 165 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 39 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 2.84 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of Radeon HD 5550's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
TeraScale 2
 
Code name
Redwood
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
9 February 2010
 
Price now
$218
 
of 10560 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

Radeon HD 5550's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 5550's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
320
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
550 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
627 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 7
Power consumption (TDP)
39 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
8.8 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
352.0 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 5550's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
165 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 5550: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
3200 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
51.2 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 5550.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 5550, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.2 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.4
 
of 4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 5550. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

2.84

Passmark

547

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 5550 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 5550 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 5550 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 460 768MB, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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