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AMD Radeon HD 5550 1GB PCIe

The VisionTek ATI Radeon™ HD 5550 graphics card offers the most features and functionality in its class with complete DirectX 11 support and the world’s most advanced graphics, display features and technologies. Designed to deliver a feature laden gaming/computing experience, AMD Radeon™ HD 5550 enables a seamless HD gaming experience with amazing image quality.  At the “heart” of the entertainment experience on the PC, things like video playback, editing and transferring content to portable media players are now fast and easy. Supports Windows 7 and future DirectX®11 games giving users incredible system performance in an energy efficient card that is easy to install with no external power supply needed.


Microsoft DirectX® 11 Support
ATI Radeon™ HD 5550 Series GPUs fully support Microsoft DirectX® 11, enabling the following:

  • Tessellation is now available to PC developers for real-time rendering with ultra-realistic characters and an incredible level of detail with 3D images
  • HDR Texture compression delivers an intense level visual detail without increasing graphics memory
  • footprint with efficiency and incredible image quality
  • Multi-threading support for DirectX® 11 accelerates rendering by leveraging all the CPU cores to enable overall faster gaming performance
  • DirectCompute improves PC performance by taking on some or all of a DirectX 11-enabled application’s processing load, freeing up the computer’s main processor to take on additional tasks. 
Dolby® TrueHD and DTSHD Master AudioTM Support
Support of content protected, high bandwidth, 7.1 channels of surround sound over HDMI
ATI Avivo™ Technology Enhanced Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD 2) 
Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p display resolution and beyond and enjoy a more feature rich experience with enhanced Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD 2)
  • Enhanced UVD 2 now support hardware acceleration decode of dual 1080p HD video streams9
  • Brighter Whites processing increases the blue value of white colors for brighter and more vivid video playback
  • Independent Video Gamma Control allows you to set video gamma independently from Windows desktop for a better viewing experience
  • Dynamic Video Range Control enables user to control levels of black and white during playback 


Manufacturer Part Number: 900331


  • Full DirectX®11 support for rich, realistic visuals and
    HD gaming performance
  • Compliant with DirectX® 11 and earlier revisions
  • ATI Stream technology to help speed up your PC
    Multi-monitor support
  • Offers superior stability and reliability with ATI Catalyst™ software
  • Designed for DirectCompute 11 and OpenCL Accelerated
  • Video Transcoding (AVT)
  • Supports OpenGL 3.2
  • ATI Avivo™ HD video and display technology
  • ATI PowerPlay™ technology
  • PCI Express® 2.0 support
  • ATI Crossfire X



Speeds & Feeds

  • Engine clock speed: 550 MHz
  • Processing power (single precision): 352 GigaFLOPS
  • Polygon throughput: 550M polygons/sec
  • Data fetch rate (32-bit): 35.2 billion fetches/sec
  • Texel fill rate (bilinear filtered): 8.8 Gigatexels/sec
  • Pixel fill rate: 4.4 Gigapixels/sec
  • Anti-aliased pixel fill rate: 17.6 Gigasamples/sec
  • Maximum board power: 45 Watts
  • Idle board power: 10 Watts


System Requirements

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 300 Watt or greater power supply recommended
  • Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to for a list of Certified products
  • Minimum 1GB of system memory
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive




What’s in the Box:


  • AMD Radeon™ HD 5550 graphics card 900331
  • Set-up CD
  • Quick install guide
  • PDF manual on CD
Supported Configurations: 
  • HDMI video and audio (may require adapter)
  • Dual link DVI
  • Dual DVI (adapter required- sold separately)
  • VGA
  • Dual VGA (adapter required- sold separately)


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