Is MAXSUN AMD Radeon RX 550 good for gaming or home theatre? During intense motion, Radeon Chill will run your FPS up to a defined FPS cap, while in instances where there’s no motion on the screen, the FPS will lower automatically to save power consumption. Discover more in MAXSUN AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB GDDR5 ITX computer PC gaming video graphics card review.Find more
Pros & Cons
- Cool and quiet
- Well-designed software.
- Huge e-sports performance leap over integrated graphics
- No power-supply connector required.
- Easy to fit in even cramped PC cases
- Offers modern ecosystem and media features
- No small form factor versions at launch
- GeForce GTX 1050 cards perform much better, for not much more money
- Priced too high
Specs – MAXSUN AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB GDDR5 ITX computer PC gaming video graphics card
- Graphics Processor AMD Radeon RX 550
- Graphics Memory Type GDDR5
- Graphics Memory Amount 4 GB
- GPU Base Clock 1100 MHz
- GPU Boost Clock 1183 MHz
- VirtualLink Outputs No
- Number of Fans 1
- DVI Outputs 1
- HDMI Outputs 1
- DisplayPort Outputs 1
- Card Length 7.2 inches
- Board Power or TDP 50 watts
- Card Width double
- Power Connector(s) None
In general, cards based on AMD’s Radeon RX 550 chip, with 4GB of memory, were priced at or around $110 at this writing. In this market, the main competition is made up of cards based on AMD’s slightly older Radeon RX 460 ($155.43 at Amazon Canada) or on the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 ($155.43 at Amazon Canada) . We have had the chance to test several GTX 1050-based cards, as well as a Radeon RX 460 one for the sake of comparison.
MAXSUN AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB GDDR5 ITX computer PC gaming video graphics card comparison
|MAXSUN AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB GDDR5 ITX Computer PC||ASUS GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Phoenix Fan Edition|
|Graphics Card Interface||PCI-Express x16, PCI-Express x8||PCI-E|
|Graphics Coprocessor||AMD Radeon RX 550||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050|
|Graphics Ram Size||4.00 GB||4 GB|
|Item Dimensions||7.28 x 4.44 x 1.37 inches||7.6 x 1.5 x 4.4 inches|
|Memory Bus Width||128.00 bits||128 bits|
|Memory Clock Speed||6000.0 MHz||1392 MHz|
MAXSUN AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB GDDR5 ITX computer PC gaming video graphics card review
At 7.2 inches long by 4.4 inches wide by 1.7 inches deep, this RX 550 should fit in all but the smallest PC cases. The single-fan design helps keep this card small.
Besides e-sports gaming capabilities, which are bolstered by compatibility with affordable FreeSync variable refresh rate displays, the Radeon RX 550 offers support for modern media technologies. The HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.4 connections can handle 4K resolution and high-dynamic-range video, while the GPU’s capable of HEVC encoding and decoding. That makes this tiny graphics card an intriguing option for a home theater PC.
The AMD Radeon RX 550 comes in two memory flavors: 4GB and 2GB versions. Our Asus Radeon RX 550 is of the 4GB variety, with memory clocked at an effective 7,000MHz. As mentioned previously, right now the price difference between 4GB and 2GB Radeon RX 550s is about $20. Doubling the amount of memory should lead to noticeable performance gains, particularly at higher resolutions.
The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon RX 550 4GB shows us that Dying Light 2 is getting a weak result of 0 FPS, and then we are seeing Star Citizen predicted to return a weak 24 FPS while another game on our list is the Resident Evil 8 which is getting 0 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.
In Gaming mode, the card runs at a base clock speed of 1,183MHz. Putting the card in Silent mode drops the clock by 20MHz, while OC Mode raises it by 20MHz. We were able to confirm this in the Info tab, which displays the current GPU clock speed, the default clock speed, and other details about the card.
Alternate of MAXSUN AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB GDDR5 ITX computer PC gaming video graphics card
Asus TUF Gaming RTX 3070
CUDA Cores/Stream Processors 5,888 | Base Clock: 1,500MHz | Boost Clock: 1,730MHz | Video Memory: 8GB GDDR6 | Memory Speed: 14Gbps | Memory Bus: 256-bit | Power Connectors: 2 x 8-pin | Outputs: 2 x HDMI 2.1, 3 x DisplayPort 1.4 | Size: 11.81″ x 5″ x 2.7-slot
One of the best ways to enjoy Nvidia’s excellent new RTX 3070 is through the options available from Nvidia’s board partners. Asus’s TUF Gaming RTX 3070 is an excellent option. You’ll still get the same 5.888 CUDA cores and boost clock, but you’ll be getting a different design that comes a few perks of its own.
There are a couple of chief differences between this card and Nvidia’s reference model. For one, you’ll get multiple HDMI 2.1 ports, letting you take advantage of the supported 4K/120Hz signal on multiple displays that lack DisplayPort. You’ll also find two 8-pin power connectors instead of the new 12-pin connector that Nvidia has implemented. And then there’s the triple-fan design, which should have no trouble keeping this card cool and quiet.
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition
CUDA Cores/Stream Processors 4,864 | Base Clock: 1,410MHz | Boost Clock: 1,670MHz | Video Memory: 8GB GDDR6 | Memory Speed: 14Gbps Memory Bus: 256-bit | Power Connectors: 1 x 8-pin (12-pin adapter) | Outputs: 1 x HDMI 2.1, 3 x DisplayPort 1.4 | Size: 9.5″ x 4.4″ x 2-slot
4K and 1440p may be exciting, but they can also be an entry into the stressful world of constantly trying to optimize your gaming rig to run at either high quality or high frame rates. Playing at 1080p still provides clear visuals and makes it so much easier to just crank everything to the max without worrying too much about low frame rates.
This graphics card comes with the slick styling of its RTX 30-Series siblings, but tones down the performance for a corresponding reduction in price. We’re talking just $400. That’ll land you a card that’s got more than enough VRAM to handle high-quality game assets and enough muscle to spit out high frame rates a 1080p. And, unlike the GTX 1660 Ti, the RTX 3060 Ti is built with dedicated hardware for ray tracing and Deep Learning Super Sampling.
In many cases, the RTX 3060 Ti can even outperform the RTX 2080 Super. If your want to be gaming in 4k save up and look elsewhere, but if you want solid 1080p performance and an unbelievable price, look no further than this graphics card.
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