Yesterday I told you about Advanced Micro Devices’ Radeon HD 4350 graphics card, and today the firm went official with it. AMD today announced the ATI Radeon HD 4550 and ATI Radeon HD 4350 graphics cards “delivering exceptional gaming and HD multimedia performance at value prices.” The best thing about these cards is that they don’t cost a bomb. The Radeon HD 4550 graphics card with 512MB memory costs only $59, while the Radeon HD 4350 card is priced for less than $39 for a 256MB memory.
The ATI Radeon HD 4550 graphics card features 80 stream processing cores, and provides 96 GFLOPS of compute power (eight times the raw compute power of the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue). With incredible power efficiency, operating at less than 20 watts under full load, the ATI Radeon HD 4550 is available as a passively cooled solution so users can access incredible gaming capabilities with a minimum of noise, heat and power consumption. The video card is expected to be available in October.
With certain card configurations offering more than seven times the gaming performance compared to competing integrated motherboard graphics offerings1, the ATI Radeon HD 4350 graphics card marks an incredible, low-cost introduction to the ATI Radeon HD 4000 series family. Consuming just 20 watts under full load and featuring a frame buffer of 256MB memory and 7.1 channel audio via HDMI, the ATI Radeon HD 4350 is also expected to be available in October.