AMD Radeon RX 460 vs AMD Radeon RX 550

Compare AMD Radeon RX 460 4 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 550 4 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

14 %
15 %
7% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

18 FPS
23 FPS
5 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

12 FPS
21 FPS
9 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

16 FPS
24 FPS
8 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

6 FPS
17 FPS
11 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

17,920
18,838
5% slightly higher Geekbench (Metal) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

21,824
55% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
14,002

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

20,340
27% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
15,900

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

1,768
48% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
1,190

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,090 MHz
1,100 MHz
0% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,200 MHz
1% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,183 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

4 GiB
Identical
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

128 Bit
Identical
128 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

112 GB/s
Identical
112 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

75 W
50 W
49% significantly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

19 Gigapixels/s
1% slightly higher pixel rate
19 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

67 Gigatexels/s
77% significantly higher texture rate
38 Gigatexels/s

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

896
75% significantly more shading units
512

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

56
75% significantly more texture mapping units
32

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

16
Identical
16

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

200th of 526
192nd of 526

Family

The product line

Radeon 400 Series
Radeon 500 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2016
April 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5
GDDR5

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.5
4.5

Radeon RX 460 vs Radeon RX 550 comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the Radeon RX 550 GPU is faster than the Radeon RX 460 in gaming.

In our comparison, the Radeon RX 550 has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. Despite this, the Radeon RX 460 has a slightly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

As stated by the manufacturer, they both have the same amount of memory at 4 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the Radeon RX 550 has a significantly lower TDP at 50 W when compared to the Radeon RX 460 at 75 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the Radeon RX 550 is better than the Radeon RX 460.

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