SAPPHIRE Radeon™ GRAPHICS CARD

SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon™ RX 550 4GD5 Low Profile

The SAPPHIRE Pulse Radeon RX550 is a low-tier model perfect for online games like League of LegnedsVoerwatch, Rocket League or Counter Strike:Global Offensive. Based on a modern Polaris architecture and sporting 512 GCN stream processors boost-clocked at 1206 MHz, the RX550 is up to 5X faster than an Intel integrated Graphics and up to 2X faster than the previous generation Radeon R7 250 card. The modern GPU also means better support for the latest display and video technologies, such as DriectX 12, FreeSync or H.265 4K encoding. 

DirectX® 12

DirectX® 12 is a new, “console-like” graphics API from Microsoft® that empowers game developers with more direct and obvious control of PC hardware. This direct or “explicit” control better exposes the hardware resources of AMD Radeon™ GPUs to yield higher hardware throughput and, ultimately, more performance for users. To put it simply: much more efficient hardware through smarter software! At the discretion of a game developer, this superior efficiency can be spent on higher framerates, lower latency (VR), lower power consumption, better image quality, or some calculated balance of all four. In any scenario, gamers stand to benefit greatly from choosing AMD hardware to run their favorite DirectX® 12 game.


AMD XConnect™ Technology

Plug in and game on with AMD XConnect technology.

Now it’s easier than ever to connect and use an external Radeon™ graphics card. With AMD XConnect™ technology, external GPU enclosures configured with Radeon™ Graphics can easily connect and disconnect to a compatible ultrathin notebook or 2-in 1 over Thunderbolt™ 3 at any time, just like a USB flash drive—a first for external GPUs!


AMD Eyefinity Technology

Multidisplay technology for gaming, productivity and entertainment

We are taking you beyond the boundaries of traditional PC displays. AMD Eyefinity technology expands the traditional limits of desktop computing by multiplying your screen area. With multiple monitors, games become more immersive, workstations become more useful and you become more productive (an average of 42% more productive according to one study).

Take your PC games to the next level of reality and immersion. Most modern games look great on three screens, and only AMD Radeon™ graphics offer you the ability to play across five screens for an eye-popping gaming experience. Other combinations and configurations with up to six screens work too.1 Create your dream display.


AMD Crossfire™  

Harness the power of multiple GPUs

AMD CrossFire™ technology is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Unlocking game-dominating power, AMD CrossFire™ harnesses the power of two or more discrete graphics cards working in parallel to dramatically improve gaming performance.1 AMD CrossFire™ technology ready graphics cards fit practically every budget. With the flexibility to combine two, three or four GPUs, AMD CrossFire™ technology is the perfect solution for those who demand extreme performance.


GPU 512 Stream Processors
14 nm FinFET
4th Graphics Core Next (GCN)
1206 MHz Boost Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 128 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
1500 MHz, 6000 MHz Effective
4 GB Size
BIOS Support UEFI BIOS
Displays Maximum 3 Outputs
Output 1 x DVI-I
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
Resolution 5120×2880 (60Hz) Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
2560×1600(60Hz) Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution
4096×2160 (60 Hz) HDMI Resolution
API OpenGL® 4.5
OpenCL 2.0
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0
Feature FreeSync Technology
AMD Eyefinity
Low Profile Design
AMD Xconnect ready
DirectX™ 12 Optimized
HDR Ready
Frame Rate Target Control
Radeon Chill
Radeon Relive
Cooling Heat sink
Form Factor 2 Part Slot Occupied
180(L)X 69(W)X 38 (H)mm Dimension /mm
Power Consumption <65W
OS Windows 10 Windows 7 
System Requirement 400 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software
PCI Express® 2.0 or higher version based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard in order for the card to be compatible with.
  • Specifications provided here are for guidance only. Please check with your regional distributor or dealer for latest specifications.
  • Colors of PCB or other components may differ from those illustrated.
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AMD Official Radeon Driver

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Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 10

AMD Radeon Software

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Relive Edition 17.11.1 Driver for Windows® 7 64-bit​ 17.40.1031

Bullets for the new driver:

  1. 12 GPU support
  2. Software switch for Blockchain compute vs. Gaming optimized performance.
  3. Continuous performance improvements

Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.11.1

​​​Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD’s advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Call of Duty®: WWII
      • Up to 5% faster performance on Radeon™ RX Vega64 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.3 at 2560x1440. (1)
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology
      • Now supported on Radeon RX Vega56 series graphics products for select eGPU enclosures.

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Software may intermittently cause an application crash on limited numbers of DirectX®11 or OpenGL applications on their first run.
    • Some gaming or productivity applications may experience a random hang or application crash when performing task switching.
    • Radeon WattMan reset and restore factory default options may not reset graphics or memory clocks.
    • ​Oculus™ Dash may experience a random application hang.
    • Bezel compensation in mixed mode Eyefinity cannot be applied.
    • Radeon Settings may experience overlapping text or corruption in the Multi GPU profiles page.
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®: Wildlands may experience minor corruption with Anisotropic Filtering (AF) enabled.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ may experience ghosting or distortion in gameplay on Multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology products may not be detected/enabled on reconnection if previously disconnected during system sleep
    • A limited number of system devices such as printers may be removed during Radeon Software uninstallation.

Known Issues

    • Some desktop productivity apps may experience latency when dragging or moving windows.
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege may experience an application hang when breaching walls with grenades or explosives.
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider™ may experience an intermittent application hang during gameplay.
    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU’s for compute workloads.
    • The GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is enabled. A workaround is to disable AMD CrossFire before switching the toggle to Compute workloads.
    • Resizing the Radeon Settings window may cause the user interface to stutter or exhibit corruption temporarily.
    • Unstable Radeon WattMan profiles may not be restored to default after a system hang.
    • OverWatch™ may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations. Disabling Radeon ReLive as a temporary workaround may resolve the issue.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 1st, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX Vega64, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Call of Duty®: WWII on the highest game presets. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 2560x1440, the Radeon RX Vega64 scored 120.6 FPS with Radeon Software 17.10.3 whereas the Radeon RX Vega64 scored 129.6 FPS with Radeon Software 17.11.1. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.(1)

Package Contents


The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 installation package contains the following:

    • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 Driver Version 17.40.1031 (Windows Driver Store Version 23.20.788.0​)

Download

File Size: 440MB

Windows 7 (64-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Relive Edition 17.11.1 Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit​ 17.40.1031

Bullets for the new driver:

  1. 12 GPU support
  2. Software switch for Blockchain compute vs. Gaming optimized performance.
  3. Continuous performance improvements

Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.11.1

​​​Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD’s advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Call of Duty®: WWII
      • Up to 5% faster performance on Radeon™ RX Vega64 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.3 at 2560x1440. (1)
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology
      • Now supported on Radeon RX Vega56 series graphics products for select eGPU enclosures.

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Software may intermittently cause an application crash on limited numbers of DirectX®11 or OpenGL applications on their first run.
    • Some gaming or productivity applications may experience a random hang or application crash when performing task switching.
    • Radeon WattMan reset and restore factory default options may not reset graphics or memory clocks.
    • ​Oculus™ Dash may experience a random application hang.
    • Bezel compensation in mixed mode Eyefinity cannot be applied.
    • Radeon Settings may experience overlapping text or corruption in the Multi GPU profiles page.
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®: Wildlands may experience minor corruption with Anisotropic Filtering (AF) enabled.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ may experience ghosting or distortion in gameplay on Multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology products may not be detected/enabled on reconnection if previously disconnected during system sleep
    • A limited number of system devices such as printers may be removed during Radeon Software uninstallation.

Known Issues

    • Some desktop productivity apps may experience latency when dragging or moving windows.
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege may experience an application hang when breaching walls with grenades or explosives.
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider™ may experience an intermittent application hang during gameplay.
    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU’s for compute workloads.
    • The GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is enabled. A workaround is to disable AMD CrossFire before switching the toggle to Compute workloads.
    • Resizing the Radeon Settings window may cause the user interface to stutter or exhibit corruption temporarily.
    • Unstable Radeon WattMan profiles may not be restored to default after a system hang.
    • OverWatch™ may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations. Disabling Radeon ReLive as a temporary workaround may resolve the issue.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 1st, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX Vega64, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Call of Duty®: WWII on the highest game presets. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 2560x1440, the Radeon RX Vega64 scored 120.6 FPS with Radeon Software 17.10.3 whereas the Radeon RX Vega64 scored 129.6 FPS with Radeon Software 17.11.1. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.(1)

Package Contents


The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 installation package contains the following:

    • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 Driver Version 17.40.1031 (Windows Driver Store Version 23.20.788.0​)

Download

File Size: 404MB

Windows 10 (64-bit)