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Although we don't have an RX 550 on hand to test yet, AMD has provided us with quite a few official specs for the mystery GPU that powers both that card and the RX 540. In some ways, the 101 mm² RX 540 chip is exactly half of a full Polaris 11. It has half the stream processors and half of the texture units of its more powerful sibling, but it keeps the 128-bit memory interface and 16 ROPs of the beefier chip. The RX 550 is officially rated for a board power of 50W in its desktop form, so we can likely expect an even lower TDP for the mobile part.

RX 540 does on paper: 861.7 GFLOPS, 27 Gtexels/s of peak texture fill rate, and about 9 Gpixels/s of peak pixel fill rate. AMD claims 1.2 TFLOPs, 39 Gtexels/s, and 19.5 Gpixels/s for the RX 540.


Looks eerily similar to the Fury based integrated GPU on the A12-9800

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I want to see 30W cards as I need one for my HTPC.

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And it'll still get smothered by the 950M unless it can somehow come out at a reasonable price AND be well-cooled. I can see this being a reasonable boost to a laptop with a ULV i7 or i5... but anything with a full quad i5 should get no less than a 960M at the lowest point. tongue.gif
     
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I want to see 30W cards as I need one for my HTPC.

 

 

There you go. 29W power draw!

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I want to see 30W cards as I need one for my HTPC.

 

 

There you go. 29W power draw!

I hope they make low profile versions of these cards.

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I hope they make low profile versions of these cards.
I'm curious for what reason?
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Quote:
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I hope they make low profile versions of these cards.
I'm curious for what reason?

For my HTPC.

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I'm curious for what reason?

 

I personally would like to see passive designs of the RX 550. It would be a good fit for HTPC use.

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I'm curious for what reason?

 

I personally would like to see passive designs of the RX 550. It would be a good fit for HTPC use.

Personally I'm far more bothered by the size of the card than the cooling.

 

Edit: I do understand you, fans can be quite loud, especially if they're cheap rubbish ones.

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