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Scan code: LN104689 Manufacturer code: 11268-21-20G

Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 550 PULSE OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 550 PULSE OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

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Scan code: LN104689 Manufacturer code: 11268-21-20G
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  • SCANPROTECT Protect against installation damage for 28 days. More info

    ScanProtect is an enhanced warranty specifically designed and offered by Scan to reduce the risk of any mishap or damage to components during installation.

    Our aim with ScanProtect is to encourage our customers to upgrade or build their own PC confidently. For a small additional fee our customers are provided with complete peace of mind.

Product Overview

Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 550 PULSE OC 2GB

The SAPPHIRE Pulse Radeon RX550 is a low-tier model perfect for online games like League of Legneds, Voerwatch, Rocket League or Counter Strike:Global Offensive. Based on a modern Polaris architecture and sporting 512 GCN stream processors boost-clocked at 1206 MHz, the RX550 is up to 5X faster than an Intel integrated Graphics and up to 2X faster than the previous generation Radeon R7 250 card. The modern GPU also means better support for the latest display and video technologies, such as DriectX 12, FreeSync or H.265 4K encoding.

Fuse Protection

In order to protect your card, the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ series cards have fuse protection built into the circuit of the external PCI-E power connector to keep the components safe.

Long Life Black Polymer Cap

High quality aluminum-made long life capacitor is not only to extend the component life time, the product reliability and overclocking ability are also improved. When operational temperatures dropped by 20°C, the product life span is going to be extended up to a factor of ten. In addition, when the operational temperature increased by 20°C, the product life span only decreased by 10%.

Frame Rate Target Control

Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC) enables users to set a target maximum frame rate when playing an application in full screen mode; the benefit being that FRTC can reduce GPU power consumption (great for games running at frame rates much higher than the display refresh rate) and therefore reduce heat generation and fan speeds/noise on the graphics card.

Frame Rate Target Control caps performance not only in 3D rendered in-game scenes, but also in splash screens, loading screens and menus, where frame rates can often run needlessly into the hundreds of FPS. Users might wish to set a very high cap just to limit wasteful FPS like that seen in menus and such, while still taking advantage of the responsiveness given by FPS well beyond 60.

DirectX® 12

DirectX® 12 is a new, “console-like” graphics API from Microsoft® that empowers game developers with more direct and obvious control of PC hardware. This direct or “explicit” control better exposes the hardware resources of AMD Radeon™ GPUs to yield higher hardware throughput and, ultimately, more performance for users. To put it simply: much more efficient hardware through smarter software! At the discretion of a game developer, this superior efficiency can be spent on higher framerates, lower latency (VR), lower power consumption, better image quality, or some calculated balance of all four. In any scenario, gamers stand to benefit greatly from choosing AMD hardware to run their favorite DirectX® 12 game.


Cool & Quiet: Focus on the task at hand whether gaming, working or relaxing. With a high-efficiency air-foil fan and cooling design, you will never be bothered by noise.
Affordable: SAPPHIRE PULSE features a range of high performance cards to match your budget so that you can game the way that you want to without breaking the bank.
Quality Components: Rest assured that gaming on SAPPHIRE Pulse remains stable no matter how long your session lasts. We're using industry-leading components that are engineered to last, maintain great power and minimize coil whine.
Sapphire Pulse: Beautifully designed by gamers for gamers with an eye to fit any case build.
VR Friendly: Ready for VR.


Please note your statutory rights are not affected.

For further information regarding Scan's warranty procedure please see our terms and conditions

24 months
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DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
24 months
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Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 550 PULSE OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Decent Cheap GPU Bought to replace an old ATI Radeon HD 5770 (1Gb!) which I think must've been a top end one ten years ago when I bought my Dell XPS PC. This new one slotted in nicely, and runs everything I need it to easily with no temperature issues (my old one was hitting 95 degrees even when idle). Delivery was super quick, can't fault Scan at all. I've only rated quality a 4 because I know this GPU is cheap and not the most powerful thing on the market.
Date published: 2020-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3 monitors I was looking for a graphics card which have get me three monitors connected and doesn't break the pocket. I am not a gamer I needed three monitor for the nature of work I do. This card fit the bill. Important thing I don't need to change my PSU, it's all working in with my old PSU as well. For a peace of mind I also bought the extra installation insurance so incase things got pear shape I can return the card back. The thing really impressed me was their sales team they answered my requirement and assured me this card will do the job. I am happy so far, hope it continues in the same way. Keep it up Scan!
Date published: 2020-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get exactly what you pay for Bought this to stick in a work machine so I could play old games during the evenings, and it works a treat. Researched before purchase so I knew what to expect in terms of performance, and to be honest it's better than I thought it would be. For reference, this is running with an i3 9100E and 8GB RAM (single channel), and almost all my games are running off an external HDD, a WD_BLACK which gets circa 125MB/s sequential reads over USB3. Old games (where "old" means "pre-2012-ish") run great. First game I tried was L4D2 which it'll quite happily run at 3440x1440 60FPS, for example. New games run. At the very least it's always possible to get console-esque performance out of it. Selected games and notes on performance: - Elder Scrolls Online: 3440x1440 with render scaling set to "medium", everything else on a mix of low to high. 30-60FPS. - Deep Rock Galactic: Same as ESO really (render scaling is something of a trend, you'll notice). - Payday 2: 2560x1080 with everything on med / high, solid 60FPS (except in a select few maps--if you play it, you know what I mean!) - Crysis 2: 2560x1080 maxed out, 30-60FPS - DayZ: First one I had to run at 1920x1080 because it doesn't have render scaling, but otherwise runs 30+FPS with everything on med/high - Escape From Tarkov: Weirdly the only game that is just not playable at all, although it could be more of a CPU problem. Even at 900p with render scaling it runs like an absolute dog and stutters constantly to boot. - The Cycle: 3440x1440 with render scaling at 50%, gimmie dat 60FPS boi (most of the time) Should give a good idea of what you're in for if you buy this. I'm easily pleased, perhaps, since I haven't bought a GPU since 2009, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Date published: 2020-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for what it is Let's be honest, 2GB isn't going to run most modern games well except for a couple of e-sports titles. This is effectively a £50 HDMI Port. If you want to drive a TV at 1080p, it'll do it perfectly well. I got this to give a cost-effective new lease of life to the 7 year old Linux PC hooked up to my TV. I can now stream and play video and audio at 1080p without a problem.
Date published: 2020-06-12
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Pci-e 2.0 or Pci-e 3.0

Hi, the specs do not confirm this is a Pci-e 3.0 card. I need a 2.0 card and am finding it difficult to tell the difference except a few that include 2.0 in their title, are those the only 2.0s you now supply. ty, /
Asked by: OwenDack
The manufacturers site lists this as a PCI-Express 3.0 card, which is backwards compatible with PCI Express® 2.0 x16.
Answered by: DavidScan
Date published: 2020-09-08
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Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 550 PULSE OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 550 PULSE OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card