AMD Radeon RX 5500

AMD Radeon RX 5500 Benchmark and Specs

AMD Radeon RX 5500 GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GB AMD Radeon 5500 Series Graphics card rating. How good is the Radeon RX 5500 for gaming?

Benchmark Score

27 %
Average score from 1 sample
High uncertainty
90th of 550
110th of 550
1 benchmarks

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GPU Comparison

The AMD Radeon RX 5500 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
51 %
35 %
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
32 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
31 %
AMD Radeon RX 5500
27 %
AMD Radeon RX 580
22 %
AMD Radeon R9 390
20 %

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. All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Flux Core

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

109 FPS average
80 FPS 10% low
78 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

85 FPS average
84 FPS 10% low
87 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

93 FPS average
82 FPS 10% low
84 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

47 FPS average
45 FPS 10% low
47 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark


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Core Clock 1670 MHz
Boost Clock 1845 MHz
Memory Type GDDR6
Memory Size 4 GiB
Bus Width 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth 218.75 GB/s
TDP 150 W
Floating Point Performance 5.2 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2019-07-10
Family Radeon 5500 Series
PCIe Revision 4.0
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.6
Pixel Rate 59 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 162.36 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 1408
Texture Mapping Units 88
Render Output Processors 32

AMD Radeon RX 5500

Released in 2019, the Radeon RX 5500 is a GPU from AMD. According to our GPU Benchmark, this GPU is an average card for gaming with a score of 27%.

The Radeon RX 5500 has 4 GiB of GDDR6 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 218 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 5500 GPU core runs at a frequency of 1670 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1845 MHz. A clock speed is the frequency at which the GPU updates. A higher speed means more processing can happen per cycle. This is useful only when comparing cards of the same generation, as other architectures may process more or less per clock.

As for rendering API support, the Radeon RX 5500 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.6 features are supported. If your GPU is too old and doesn't support a newer API certain titles may not be playable.

The AMD Radeon RX 5500 has a TDP of 150W, this is the amount of heat energy produced by the chip as a byproduct. The higher the TDP, the more heat is produced.

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