HIS Radeon HD 5550 1GB GDDR3 Review
DiRT2 is a very recent race driving game, known for it's Direct X 11 support. Let's crank up the settings and give it a whirl...
For most of the part DiRT2 was playable on the HD 5550; even at a resolution of 1920x1200. The performance is adequate but it's hard to ignore that the HD 5670 beats it by huge margins.
Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2
Modern Warfare 2 is among the most popular games available at present. With plenty of explosions and densely (polygon) populated maps, it should prove to be an interesting test for our setup.
The beatings continue in Modern Warfare 2, however once again the gaming experience was playable. With the exception of the drop to 9fps during a hefty explosion, the framerates remain in the 30's offering reasonably fluid game play.
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead is a very popular hit and should be an interesting choice to take our testbed for a spin. Let's see how well it performs.
L4D is an older hit than DiRT2 and MW2 but still, the HD 5550 continues to struggle.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
Flight Simulator X remains to be a terribly demanding game for it's age. Known for being very demanding on the CPU but also requiring a level of GPU power in the process, we thought it'd be interesting to see how it faired.
The two graphics cards remain very much on par with each other here, most likely due to a CPU bottleneck. Let's wrap this one up.