AMD is launching its counter measures against nVIDIA’s mainstream torpedo, the GTX 550 Ti. The new card is based on Barts LE, sporting 32ROPs, 40TMUs, 800SPs and 1GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit interface. The card operates at quite decent clockspeeds of 840MHz for the GPU and 4200MHz effective for the memory.
Judging from the specs, this card can turn out to be a great gap filler between the Juniper based HD 5770 and the HD 6850 if the price is right… meaning a price tag of 129USD in this case. Only possible downside of this card can be the power consumption as the spec sheet lists the card with a 150W TDP requiring two 6-pin PCIe power connectors.