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Old 06-07-10, 09:40 AM
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OC3D Review: HIS Radeon HD 5550 1GB GDDR3

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Where is HER Radeon?

Sorry, been waiting ages to drop that one
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Old 06-07-10, 06:20 PM
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would this playback full bluray 24p flawless
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I would strongly imagine so AMD.

EDIT. Reason is most onboard tripe has a HDMI out now and that usually means BR playback is a given. A friend of mine got a card similar to this recently (4 series) for about £35. He said it was fine with BR.
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Old 06-07-10, 07:24 PM
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yer my MB has A HDMI out but a 8400 onboard and i dont think that would be uptomuch
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My Crosshair has the same GPU.... Don't even go there dude

Haha ! I ran Batman and benched it with just my 280.. Then I enabled the 8400 and set it to do Physx. I scored about 10 times lower
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Old 06-07-10, 08:59 PM
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would this playback full bluray 24p flawless
My Radeon 4350 that cost £20 will do that, though it struggles in any 3D really, as expected. I'm struggling to see really what benefits such an expensive HTPC card (at £65 in comparison) would have over my cheap-ass one for pure HTPC uses. The 5xxx series has slightly improved audio over HDMI if I remember correctly, but not a lot to add. The extra power would be wasted in my setup.
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It's a 5 series and thus supports DX11. Even though you probably couldn't even use it it's still there. And the thing is in the bargain bin dept ATI are really kicking shades out of Nvidia. There's literally no competition.
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My Radeon 4350 that cost £20 will do that, though it struggles in any 3D really, as expected. I'm struggling to see really what benefits such an expensive HTPC card (at £65 in comparison) would have over my cheap-ass one for pure HTPC uses. The 5xxx series has slightly improved audio over HDMI if I remember correctly, but not a lot to add. The extra power would be wasted in my setup.
From my understanding, even the HD 4xxx lineup offers 7.1 channel sound over HDMI.

For pure media playback purposes, no the HD 5550's extra grunt will not be noticeable over the HD 5450 or infact it's predecessors. However, this is a product that offers a level of gaming ability at the same time and let's not forget the growing number of GPU Accelerated applications for media encoding.
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Old 06-07-10, 11:34 PM
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This card is ideal for playing tomb raider 3 and watching BR without making too much noise or sucking too much power.
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