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News Asus Drops Down to 2GB GDDR5 for Latest Radeon 550 Graphics Card

King_V

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It's not a matter of it being hard to get rid of older silicon, it's a matter of the RX550 and RX560 prices being ridiculous. In the best case scenario, they're only slightly less than the RX 570 4GB.

Why would anyone pay almost RX570 prices for an RX550 or RX560?
 
The cost has to be cheap. RX550 and RX560 really made sense in the mining craze since they were cheap, but now they cost about as much as an RX570.

If Asus makes this card around $70 new to slightly undercut with a GT1030, sure it may have a purpose as an upgrade for OEM pcs.

Regardless of price, a used RX570 will always be a better value than any other RX card. I got a 4gb Sapphire Pulse RX570 for $80 for example.
 

King_V

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The cost has to be cheap. RX550 and RX560 really made sense in the mining craze since they were cheap, but now they cost about as much as an RX570.

If Asus makes this card around $70 new to slightly undercut with a GT1030, sure it may have a purpose as an upgrade for OEM pcs.

Regardless of price, a used RX570 will always be a better value than any other RX card. I got a 4gb Sapphire Pulse RX570 for $80 for example.
I was gonna say "Well, maybe not when that one RX 570 4GB model was available for $99.99" but then again, the Sapphire Pulse has a better cooler than most.
 

King_V

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Upon further consideration, why is this news? I thought AMD had a plethora of variants for the 550 and 560. If my info is accurate:

ModelShadersVRAM
RX 5505122GB
RX 5505124GB
RX 5506402GB
RX 5506404GB
RX 5608962GB
RX 5608964GB
RX 56010242GB
RX 56010244GB
 

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