Sapphire has unveiled yet another new addition to its Pulse series of graphics card called the Pulse Radeon RX 550. Prior to this, the company had earlier showcased the slightly more powerful Pulse Radeon RX560 Lite graphics card. Interestingly, both the Pulse Radeon RX 550 and Pulse Radeon RX 560 are based off of the same GPU by AMD: Polaris 21.
Of course, the Polaris 21 GPU on the Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 550 comes with lower compute unit count. To be more specific, this graphics card features 10 core counts (a “full” Polaris 21 GPU has 16) which translates to a stream processor count of 640. For those who may remember, the reference Radeon RX 550 came with just 512 stream processors.
In addition, the Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 550 comes with a clock speed of 1071MHz along with a memory clock speed of 6GHz. It’s worth mentioning that this graphics card comes in two storage “flavours”: 2GB and 4GB. When it comes to design, the Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 550 features a black and red cooler shroud, which houses one open-air cooling fan.
Display outputs on this graphics card include one DVI, DisplayPort, and HDMI ports each. Unfortunately, pricing and date of release for the Pulse Radeon RX 550 was not mentioned by Sapphire at the time of writing. It’s also not known whether the company will be bringing this graphics card to Malaysia.