Does AMD have any new sub 50 watt video cards?

GunsMadeAmericaFree

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I have a couple of low profile systems, and I've been using the ~45 watt RX 550 video cards in them for a while. I see that the RX 550 is approaching 3 years of age now (in a couple months), so I'm wondering if AMD has released any new cards with at least a 25% improvement on the RX 550's 1640 Gflops in the subsequent 3 years.

It would still need to be 50 watts or under for me to use in my current systems. I've read that AMD has much smaller manufacuring process these days, and can pack a lot more ability for the same wattage. I'm just not sure they have done so for the sub 50 watt market - obviously, most of their focus is on the big performance cards, but my need is on the other end of the spectrum. (I.E. - what's the best card I can get that uses under 50 watts)

Does AMD have anything new out, or coming out in a few months that would meet my needs?

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GunsMadeAmericaFree

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Nope, I don't see any Low Power GPU in the pipeline.
Dang. I'd kind of like to upgrade the video card, but I guess there is no way to until they release a newer low power card. How often do they tend to do this? Does it average every 4 or 5 years, for example?
 

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Dang. I'd kind of like to upgrade the video card, but I guess there is no way to until they release a newer low power card. How often do they tend to do this? Does it average every 4 or 5 years, for example?
Last one before RX550 was HD7750 which rebranded to R5 240. It's quite a big gap.
 

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Honestly? I WISH that somehow, AMD could take their APU chips, that have defects in most/all of their CPU cores, but have a working iGPU, that somehow, they could use the PCI-E connections on that APU, to graft the die onto a PCB (with DDR4, maybe 128-bit), and turn it into a (65W?) discrete GPU card somehow. It would be "mostly profit", if it were built from otherwise unsalable APUs (less than two good cores), and probably still profitable, if they make it with Athlon 200GE dies or something too. Something with dead/unusable CPU cores, but with full Vega iGPU CUs intact. (*Or most of them.)
 
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Arkaign

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Given that AMD probably feels like its APUs serve entry level GPU tier (an incomplete thought process IMHO), we will probably have to rely on Nvidia to perhaps make something new in that regard.

The 1030 GDDR5 wasn't too bad if prices right. Things are odd now with this split gen 1600/2000 series they have. And the 1650 has two variants which is interesting. They replaced the GDDR5 1650 with GDDR6 and it's noticably faster. It's actually a really nice little ultra cool running thing that would be stellar at like $119, but they charge a fair bit more like 150-160 for it ugh.

Hopefully with the 3000 series they re-unify the stack, and make it more complete.

3030 : 4GB, 'just a GPU', 3TF $99 (1650S range)
3050 : 6GB, 5-6TF $149 (1660S range)
3050ti : 6GB, 7TF $189 (2060S range)
3060 : 8GB, 9.5TF $279 (2070S range)
3070 : 12GB, 12.5TF, $379 (2080ti range)

Etc, I think would be pretty decent.
 
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