HIS quietly releases single-slot RX 550 GPU
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Building a PC in a compact chassis can present quite a challenge. This is especially true for users that want to include a dedicated GPU for an improved gaming and media experience. Finding the right combination of graphical horsepower in a small enough footprint can be difficult. HIS may make that task a bit easier with their latest iteration of AMD's RX 550.
The GREEN Slim-iCooler OC was released without announcement today. The main draw of this version of team Red’s newest entry-level card is its single-slot design. This fits the power of the RX 550, a capable card for 1080p gaming, into a card half the size of more common GPU solutions. Buyers can choose between a 2 GB or 4 GB variant, both sporting GDDR5 VRAM. The “OC” in the card’s name alludes to its increased boost clock of 1,203 MHz. Even with the slight bump in the boost clock speed, the GREEN Slim-iCooler still runs on power drawn from the PCIe slot only; there is no additional power requirement. All of this is wrapped in a slim aluminum shroud and cooled by a small 70 mm fan that doesn’t begin spinning until the GPU hits 60° C. Display connections include a DisplayPort, HDMI, and Dual-Link DVI out.
The HIS GREEN Slim-iCooler OC is currently listed on the HIS site, although pricing and shipping information was not available at the time of this publication.