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Wait, so yet ANOTHER version of the RX 550?

I posted a table here, but now this version cuts it down even further?

It's a 512-shader version, with only 2 GB of RAM, but the former 128-bit memory interface is now 64-bit, AND the memory clock is now 6000 instead of 7000. I suspect this will push performance below the GT 1030.

They're going to have to sell this one REAL cheap if they don't want a bunch of GPU-shaped paperweights.
 
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I had an RX550 in my prebuilt and it honestly gamed just fine on a lot of lower end games, and even played Doom 2016 at 1080 with perfectly good performance. I ended up putting it in an HTPC.

I think folks aren't understanding that gamers account for a very small percentage of PC users. This is a fine card, better than most if not all integrated parts, for multi monitor setups and home theater applications along with business applications usage.
 
I had an RX550 in my prebuilt and it honestly gamed just fine on a lot of lower end games, and even played Doom 2016 at 1080 with perfectly good performance. I ended up putting it in an HTPC.

I think folks aren't understanding that gamers account for a very small percentage of PC users. This is a fine card, better than most if not all integrated parts, for multi monitor setups and home theater applications along with business applications usage.
But which variant of the RX550 did you have? The one with 512 shaders, or 640 shaders? Either one of those could be equipped with 2GB or 4GB of 7000MHz GDDR5, with a 128-bit interface. In the hierarchy chart, the RX550-512 4GB is what I think was used, and it's ahead of the GT 1030. This new "even-further-cut-down" one, though...
 
It's a 512-shader version, with only 2 GB of RAM, but the former 128-bit memory interface is now 64-bit, AND the memory clock is now 6000 instead of 7000. I suspect this will push performance below the GT 1030.
Remember that there are cut-down DDR4 versions of the GT 1030 as well though, which only perform about half as fast as the regular GDDR5 version, while costing just as much...

 
Remember that there are cut-down DDR4 versions of the GT 1030 as well though, which only perform about half as fast as the regular GDDR5 version, while costing just as much...

Also pretty terrible. Call it the 1030LE or something.

Though, AMD is kind of ridiculous with the now FIVE variants of the RX 550.
 

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On any given day you can find a used RX 570 with 3X the power of this 550 within $20 or $30 more - why would anyone EVER buy this at this price. Also even hinting that this is somehow a gaming capable card seems a bit of exaggeration.
 
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But which variant of the RX550 did you have? The one with 512 shaders, or 640 shaders? Either one of those could be equipped with 2GB or 4GB of 7000MHz GDDR5, with a 128-bit interface. In the hierarchy chart, the RX550-512 4GB is what I think was used, and it's ahead of the GT 1030. This new "even-further-cut-down" one, though...
Its an HP branded 2GB RX550, looks identical to the Dell branded one. Not sure how many shaders it has. They've both used this card for some time now, saw it for sale on Amazon going back a couple of years.
 

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