AMD Radeon RX 550

AMD Radeon RX 550 Benchmark

AMD Radeon RX 550 GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GB AMD Radeon 500 Series Graphics card rating. How good is the Radeon RX 550 for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

8 %
Bad score from 13 samples
Low uncertainty
Performance
Bad
Ranking
203rd of 531
Popularity
46th of 531
Samples
13 benchmarks

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.

hardwareDB Benchmark

All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution

Flux Core

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

45 FPS average
24 FPS 10% low
20 FPS 1% low

Electron

Randomly generated noise sphere test

42 FPS average
24 FPS 10% low
21 FPS 1% low

City

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

47 FPS average
25 FPS 10% low
22 FPS 1% low

Clouds

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

33 FPS average
17 FPS 10% low
18 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (Metal)

Geekbench (Metal)

Metal compute benchmark

18,838
Geekbench (OpenCL)

Geekbench (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

14,002
Geekbench (Vulkan)

Geekbench (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

15,900
3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark

1,188

Compare these benchmarks and specs using our GPU Comparison Tool

GPU Comparison

The AMD Radeon RX 550 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
30 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
22 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
14 %
AMD Radeon RX 550
8 %
AMD Radeon RX 460
8 %
AMD Radeon R9 370
8 %
AMD Radeon RX 640
6 %

Specifications

Core Clock 1100 MHz
Boost Clock 1183 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 4 GiB
Bus Width 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth 109.38 GB/s
TDP 50 W
Release Date 2017-04-18
Family Radeon 500 Series
PCIe Revision 3
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.5
Pixel Rate 18.93 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 37.86 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 512
Texture Mapping Units 32
Render Output Processors 16

AMD Radeon RX 550

The Radeon RX 550 is a GPU from AMD released in 2017. This chip has a bad gaming score at 8% in our GPU benchmark.

The Radeon RX 550 has 4 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 109 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 128 bits. If you plan on gaming at higher resolutions with higher quality textures, more memory is important. Without enough memory, performance will be degraded.

In terms of clock speed, the Radeon RX 550 GPU core runs at a frequency of 1100 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1183 MHz. The clock runs at a speed called the clock speed. It dictates the number of updates per second that the GPU can process. Overclocking a chip, which means increasing the clock speed will improve the performance. However, thermals and power efficiency may be diminished.

As for rendering API support, the Radeon RX 550 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.5 features are supported. If your GPU is too old and doesn't support a newer API certain titles may not be playable.

Power and thermals for the AMD Radeon RX 550 are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 50 watts. This measures the amount of heat the GPU produces when running at 100%. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's a good estimate.

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