Sapphire Radeon HD 5550 Ultimate ReviewPosted on 2010-06-28 16:35:07 by Thomas De Maesschalck
You can tell the Sapphire 5550 Ultimate isn't a high-end graphics card from the off; the box isn't a ridiculous size. As the name suggests, it slots neatly between a 5870 and 5450 and offers a DX11 card at a budgety price. Performance is mediocre. On our beefy test rig it ran DiRT 2 at 1680 x 1050, with all the frills turned on, at 13.4fps. The same system sporting a 5870 managed 51fps. Far Cry 2 managed 16 against 77 and Just Cause 2 dropped from 50 to just 6fps.