Date: July 7th, 2010
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Sapphire
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SAPPHIRE HD 5550 ULTIMATE EDITION VIDEOCARD INTRODUCTION
Whenever the world Ultimate is mentioned when referencing hardware, of course people will notice and usually get a little curious. In the case of this videocard being reviewed today from Sapphire, once the curiosity starts some investigating, some people will get why this reference is being used in conjunction with a mainstream Radeon HD 5550 videocard. They will get that the "ultimate" reference is targeted towards the rather impressive passive heatpipe cooler strapped onto this rather interesting videocard and see why that kind of terminology is used. For others, once they dig a little deeper and see that this Radeon HD 5550 based videocard is complimented with 1Gb of DDR2, that is where some enthusiasts will snap back, scrunch up their face in dismay and mutter to themselves..."This is Sapphire's Ultimate Edition card?"......with DDR2?
Now I get both sides of the coin here, and will try to cater to both users in this review and point out some key features and why a person should or should not consider this card for their next computer build and/or upgrade. Read on to find out.
SAPPHIRE CORPORATE PROFILE
Pioneers in a new era of how data is displayed and games are played, Sapphire shepherds the performance oriented with ground-breaking solutions to an environment that remains in a constant state of flux and ultimate evolution. For over ten years Sapphire has held true to its unwavering commitment, the commitment to deliver the most feature rich and soundly engineered products. Because of Sapphire's firm position on achieving excellence with each product that leaves our ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified factories, you can rest assured that your customers will recognize YOUR commitment to selling only the highest of quality components.
"Sapphire is ATI's largest and best performing partner World Wide" Dave Orton, CEO ATI
Since ATI announced its manufacturing & distribution relationships with ODMs and AiBs in June of 2001, SAPPHIRE has been THE key ATI Graphics Boards Supplier worldwide and now stands poised and ready to capture the mainboard audience of those who seek a stable platform for their mission critical operations.