AMD Radeon RX 5500

AMD Radeon RX 5500 Benchmark

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?

GPU Benchmark Score

47 %
Very Good score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 81st out of 526 in the GPU Database. Tests performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Benchmark Average 10% Low 1% Low
Flux Core
Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes
53 FPS 39 FPS 38 FPS
Randomly generated noise sphere test
41 FPS 41 FPS 42 FPS
Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering
45 FPS 40 FPS 41 FPS
Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test
23 FPS 22 FPS 23 FPS

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Geekbench (OpenCL)
Geekbench (OpenCL)
Geekbench (Vulkan)
Geekbench (Vulkan)
3DMark Graphics
3DMark Graphics
40,204 34,601 4,717

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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
79 %
58 %
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
56 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
53 %
AMD Radeon RX 5500
47 %
AMD Radeon RX 580
37 %
AMD Radeon R9 390
31 %


Core Clock 1670 MHz
Boost Clock 1845 MHz
Memory Type GDDR6
Memory Size 4 GiB
Bus Width 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth 224 GB/s
TDP 150 W
Floating Point Performance 5.2 TFLOPS
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 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 1408
Texture Mapping Units 88
Render Output Processors 32

AMD Radeon RX 5500

The Radeon RX 5500 is a GPU from AMD released in 2019. This chip has a very good gaming score at 47% in our GPU benchmark.

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. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.

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. The core clock is directly related to the performance of a GPU, the higher the clock, the more processing can be done per second. A higher clock does not guarantee better performance by itself, this also depends on the number of shading units and other elements of the pipeline.

The performance specs of the Radeon RX 5500 are a raw floating-point performance of 5.2 TFLOPS : this represents the number of floating point (decimal) operations completed per second. In addition, this AMD GPU has a pixel rate of 59 Gigapixels/s, the number of pixels the GPU is capable of outputting every second. Furthermore, it has a texture fill rate of 162 Gigatexels/s, the number of pixels the GPU can renderer per second.

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. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.

The raw technical specs of the Radeon RX 5500 are: 1408 total shading units (general purpose parallel cores capable of processing different aspects of the graphics pipeline), 88 texture mapping units (specialised processors for texture operations, this determines the texture rate) and 32 render output processors or units (the final step in the rendering pipeline, responsible for rasterising the image)

Power and thermals for the AMD Radeon RX 5500 are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 150 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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