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Edit: I wonder what a HD5970 would do now? i
I see one on Flea Bay with start of $24.95 and no takers.

I had a 5870 before my current R9 390. It still didn't do bad. I gave it to my brother and he games with it still on an i3 7100. Most current gen games have to be set to low or medium but it works. It can play Deus Ex Mankind divided even on low and the optimization on that game is terrible.
    
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Mine's one 8 pin, measured power consumption at load is around 163 watts. Some of the more OC friendly 1070's have two 8 pin.

If you're looking for thin as possible, this one is pretty nice.

Ye, the Galax card was the one I was thinking about. Most power stock single-slot card you can get. 8-pin, seriously? Ah well, I guess it's better than a 480-like situation where you fail PCIe specification (not like it really matters beyond a sticker on the box). Still, twice (!) as much power draw as the WX 5100.
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post #33 of 72
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Edit: I wonder what a HD5970 would do now? i
I see one on Flea Bay with start of $24.95 and no takers.

it will be nice for old games (like 2012 and bellow) well, apart from the slightly broken AF;

current (2015+) games are bad because they lack support for non GCN Radeons, so you wont get a working CF and worse some games are very glitched (others might work OK, but you also have to fight with low vram) with crashes and artifacts.

IMO don't waste your time and money with Radeons older than GCN, support is dead, better to buy a Fermi card if you want something from before 2012.
realistically is better to buy something like a RX460 or 1050, those are some very nice gaming cards for moderate settings and power usage is also nicer.


back on topic, any other reviews for the 550? most websites seem to have ignored it, I would also like to see how well it works for youtube VP9 acceleration.
Edited by HMBR - 4/27/17 at 4:22pm
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didn't expect it to be so weak, i think it should be cheaper is they want to sell them.
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even i agree its pretty bad.

need some overclock numbers
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Probably cheaper to buy an RX 460 and unlock it thumb.gif
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Mine's one 8 pin, measured power consumption at load is around 163 watts. Some of the more OC friendly 1070's have two 8 pin.

If you're looking for thin as possible, this one is pretty nice.

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If you need a sticker on the box saying that the card exceeds power draw then every single card made needs that sticker but you only complain about the 480's.

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MSI Rx 550 Aero ITX review

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-radeon-rx-550-2gb,5034.html

This GPU is a partially disabled Polaris 12 (full config - 640sp). Damn AMD can't release fully enabled GPUs at launch. First Rx 460 and now this. This card will eventually find its way to the right price point of USD 50-60 in a few months time. Nvidia GT 1030 will easily beat this card while drawing just 30w.
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MSI Rx 550 Aero ITX review

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-radeon-rx-550-2gb,5034.html

This GPU is a partially disabled Polaris 12 (full config - 640sp). Damn AMD can't release fully enabled GPUs at launch. First Rx 460 and now this. This card will eventually find its way to the right price point of USD 50-60 in a few months time. Nvidia GT 1030 will easily beat this card while drawing just 30w.

Unlike nVidia who release the high end on launch. 1080 (high) -> Titan (higher) -> Ti (highest) -> Titan xXxp Return Of The Milking (highestest). High end definitely released straight at launch.


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I will probably get one of these for my server so I can game on it if needs be.
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