XFX Releases Single-Slot and Low-Profile RX 550 Video Cards
Ron Perillo / 5 years ago
The AMD Radeon RX 550 is a low power, budget GPU that runs off the PCIe power and has a very low TDP of only 65W. This means it does not generate much heat and it does not take much to keep cool. This allows AMD’s partners such as XFX to release custom Radeon RX 550 video cards that are smaller. Moreover, they are made to fit in compact systems such as pre-built desktops as an upgrade option. XFX has released three variants for the RX 550, one is a single-slot full-profile design, another is a dual-slot low-profile design, and one is a dual-slot, full-profile Core Edition model. Each will be available in either 4GB or 2GB memory configuration.
XFX RX 550 Core Edition
The XFX Radeon RX 550 Core Edition OC 2GB and 4GB Graphics Card measures 121 x 40 x 170 mm and comes with a 1203MHz core clock and 7000MHz effective memory clock. It has a single 80mm fan in the middle and has a single DVI-D port, single DisplayPort and single HDMI 2.0 port in the rear. It is currently available for pre-order on Scan.co.uk for £96.49 for the 4GB version (code: RX-550P4SFG5) while the 2GB (code: RX-550P2SFG5) version is priced £79.99.
The XFX AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB and 4GB single-slot single-fan graphics card on the other hand measures 121 x 20 x 170 mm and comes with a core clock of 1203MHz with an effective memory clock of 7000MHz. It also has a single DVI-D, single DisplayPort and single HDMI 2.0 port in the rear. Scan.co.uk lists the 4GB model (code: RX-550P4TFG5) for £96.49 while the 2GB model (code: RX-550P2TFG5) is on the list for £84.49.
XFX RX 550 Low Profile
The XFX Radeon RX 550 4GB Low Profile OC and XFX Radeon RX 550 2GB Low Profile OC are not on the list yet at Scan so the price is unknown. Although it will also have a 1203MHz core clock with a 7000MHz effective memory clock. Both have a single DVI-D, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort in the rear IO as well. It is 178 mm long and has a single 40mm PWM fan cooling the aluminum heatsink on top of the GPU core.