Learn more about the GIGABYTE GV-RX550D5-2GD
GIGABYTE CUSTOM-DESIGNED COOLER
The custom-designed cooler introduced a 90mm unique-blade fan along with 3D active fan-stop functionality, delivering an effective heat dissipation capacity for higher performance at lower temperatures.
UNIQUE BLADE FAN DESIGN
The airflow is spilt by the triangle fan edge, and guided smoothly through the 3D stripe curve on the fan surface, effectively enhancing the air flow by 23% over traditional fans.
3D ACTIVE FAN
The semi-passive fans will remain off when the GPU is under a set loading or temperature for low power gaming. It allows gamers to enjoy gameplay in complete silence when the system is running light or idle.
ULTRA DURABLE COMPONENTS
Engineered with the high-quality chokes and capacitors, this graphic card delivers outstanding performance and durable system lifespan.
likes of League of Legends, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive dominate Twitch and Steam charts alike. There are a lot of reasons for their success, but the fact that they run on virtually any PC doesn’t hurt. Heck, you can even run e-sports games—including Overwatch—on an AMD APU’s integrated graphics if you’re okay with modest frame rates at lower resolutions.
AMD’s affordable new 2GB 128-Bit DDR5 GIGABYTE Radeon RX 550 DirectX 12 Graphics Card is designed for folks who want more e-sports eye candy without breaking the bank, at $80 on Newegg. Higher frame rates and resolutions mean you can see more, faster, and that extra performance can spell the difference between winning and losing in the world of competitive gaming. AMD’s latest Radeon lets you crank those graphics settings, and it includes all the helpful ecosystem conveniences found in the rest of the Radeon RX 500-series, such as native broadcasting support with Radeon Crimson ReLive, FreeSync monitor compatibility, and modern media technologies that could make the Radeon RX 550 a hit with home theater PC enthusiasts.
We haven’t seen a graphics card serve the ultra-budget market in years. But is a graphics card this cut-down worthwhile? Yes…and no.
Let’s dig in.
Meet the Radeon RX 550
You’ll find all the hardcore technical specs for the Radeon RX 550 in the chart below, but in sum they’re half that of the already modest $100 RX 560, which is launching in early May as the final release in AMD’s new Radeon RX 500 series. It’s one-quarter the GPU inside the $170 Radeon RX 570.