Radeon™ X550 128MB DDR2
Gigabyte Radeon™ X550 128MB DDR2 GDDR2
- Supports PCI Express and 4 pipelines
- Microsoft DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL® support
- Supporting 256MB memory and local frame buffer 128MB GDDR2 memory
- Features DVI-I / D-sub (by adapter) / TV-OUT
- GIGABYTE Turbo Force Edition guarantee
Gigabyte's RX55HM256P8 features Radeon® X550 GPU with remarkable ATI HyperMemory™ technology, which features GIGABYTE's unique Turbo Force technology and makes more efficient use of all the available memory in computers with PCI Express® technology. Graphics applications can share system memory and use fast on-board memory for real-time processing between the graphics card and the computer's memory. This ultimately increases the affordability of ATI's RADEON® graphics technology. Additionally, the GV-RX55HM256P8-RH delivers enhanced visual quality and performance for today's and tomorrow's graphics-intensive digital photo and video applications, web-surfing and gaming. The Radeon® X550 fully supports the newest PC architecture standard – PCI Express® with the ability to send and receive data simultaneously at twice the speed of current AGP 8X solutions. What's more, the Radeon® 550 offers reliability, speed and graphics computing power.
Technology provides new levels of image quality using state-of-the-art Anti-Aliasing (AA) and Anisotropic Filtering (AF) techniques. Anti-aliasing enhances image quality by smoothing jagged edges on object outlines. SmoothVision 2.1 uses an advanced multi-sampling technique that takes up to 6 samples per pixel, coupled with powerful loss-less compression technology for maximum efficiency and performance at any display resolution. Anisotropic filtering improves image quality by sharpening blurry textures to bring out finer detail. SmoothVision 2.1 employs an adaptive algorithm that takes from 1 to 16 filtered samples per pixel as required to achieve ideal quality, without wasting effort on parts of the image that would not benefit. Two modes allow this feature to be optimized for performance or image quality, as desired.
Technology that builds on the bandwidth of PCI Express, PC system memory and ATI software to deliver performance for desktop and mobile graphics using lower amounts of local graphics memory.
Allows users to experience complex, movie-quality effects in next-generation 3D games and applications:
- Programmable pixel and vertex shaders
- 16 textures per pass
- Pixel shaders up to 160 instructions with 128-bit floating point precision
- Vertex shaders up to 1024 instructions with flow control
- Multiple render target support
- Shadow volume rendering acceleration
- High precision 10-bit per channel frame buffer support
- Supports DirectX® 9.0 and the latest version of OpenGL giving developers the freedom to create more complicated effects than ever before
The latest generation of ATI's innovative HyperZ™ bandwidth saving technology, HyperZ III+ plays a pivotal role in allowing Radeon 9800 series and Radeon 9600 series products to reach unprecedented levels of rendering performance. It builds on earlier versions of the technology by adding a more flexible Z-buffer cache that is optimized for the rendering of dynamic real-time shadows. Shadows play a key role in achieving realistic and immersive virtual environments, and will be used extensively in upcoming 3D game titles.
Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0
Ensures the best performance and application compatibility for all DirectX 9.0 applications.
OpenGL® Optimizations and Support
Ensure top-notch compatibility and performance for all OpenGL 1.5 application.
Radeon™ 9700 GPU continues to provide industry-leading video playback with VideoShader™ technology: a seamless integration of pixel shaders with video. The Radeon™ 9700 GPU also offers FullStream™ video de-blocking technology that removes blocky artifacts (noise removal filtering) for captured video and provides sharper image quality.
Catalyst™ Control Center
ATI's all-new Catalyst Control Center goes far beyond traditional driver configuration software—it's a feature-rich and stable 3D acceleration control application that puts you in complete command of your ATI visual processing unit (VPU). Catalyst Control Center offers exceptional graphics performance and visual quality for the ultimate in performance, stability, and innovation. Safe GPU overclocking, custom profiles, and assignable hotkeys are just a few of the many new features. You'll also enjoy frequent updates, reliable customer service, and an interactive user feedback program, all backed by ATI’s technical confidence, industry-leading capability, and uncompromising commitment to creating your ultimate visual experience.
Designed to run perfectly with the next-generation PCI Express bus architecture. This new bus doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X delivering over 4 GB/sec. in both upstream and downstream data transfers.
As a citizen of the global village, GIGABYTE exert ourselves to be a pioneer in environment care. Give the whole of Earth a promis that our products do not contain any of the restricted substances in concentrations and applications banned by the RoHS Directive, and are capable of being worked on at the higher temperatures required for lead free solder. One Earth and GIGABYTE Cares!
Turbo Force Technology
GIGABYTE's proprietary Turbo Force technology that comprises T3 technology and V-tuner2 overclocking application. T3 technology comprises a series of performance tuning process that ensure maximum stability and enhance over 10% performance.
- Performance AssuranceTuning: By using a special verification process to make sure the card maintains excellent performance during tough environmental conditions.
- Stabilith Tuning: Unique process to measure the chip feature of the GPU and leave enough margin to assure Stability.
- Power Optimization Tuning: Set the best power balance for the selected clock to enhance product stability and avoid overheating.
To make it easier update the VGA BIOS than before and help users update the latest VGA BIOS from Internet automatically.
Real time monitoring the temperature, coolling fan speed and coltage of the graphics card, and dynamically control the working frequency and fan speed to let your graphics card always run at the best condition. GIGABYTE V-tuner2 provides a user-friendly and simple interface for overclocking, and allows users to dynamically adjust core and memory clocks.
Gigabyte Radeon™ X550 128MB DDR2. Maximum resolution: 2048 x 1536 pixels, Graphics adapter RAMDAC: 400 MHz. Graphics adapter memory type: GDDR2, Memory bus: 128 bit