AMD Radeon RX 5500M vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M SLI

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M SLI
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  • Core clock speed 1029
  • Max video memory 2x 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5000
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
Radeon RX 5500M
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1327
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 998$
Games supported 75%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating293292
Value for money3.577.09
ArchitectureMaxwell (2014−2018)Navi / RDNA (2019−2020)
GPU code nameno dataNavi 14 / R19M-E85
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date12 March 2014
(8 years old)
29 September 2019
(3 years old)
Current price$489 $998
Value for money

To calculate the index we compare the characteristics of graphics cards against their prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores12801408
Core clock speed1029 MHz1327 MHz
Boost clock speedno data1645 MHz
Number of transistors2x 1870 Million6,400 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)120 Watt85 Watt
Texture fill rateno data144.8

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 860M SLI and Radeon RX 5500M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelargemedium sized
Interfaceno dataPCIe 4.0 x8
Supplementary power connectorsno dataNone
SLI options+no data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount2x 4 GB4 GB
Memory bus width2x 128 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed5000 MHz14000 MHz
Memory bandwidthno data224.0 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectorsno dataNo outputs

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimus+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (FL 11_0)12 (12_1)
Shader Modelno data6.5
OpenGLno data4.6
OpenCLno data2.0
Vulkanno data1.2.131
CUDA+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 860M SLI 12.57
RX 5500M 12.60
+0.2%
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GTX 860M SLI 9840
RX 5500M 16476
+67.4%

Radeon RX 5500M outperforms GeForce GTX 860M SLI by 67% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 860M SLI 41434
RX 5500M 50946
+23%

Radeon RX 5500M outperforms GeForce GTX 860M SLI by 23% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 860M SLI 4717
RX 5500M 10485
+122%

Radeon RX 5500M outperforms GeForce GTX 860M SLI by 122% in 3DMark Fire Strike Score.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 860M SLI 5941
RX 5500M 12111
+104%

Radeon RX 5500M outperforms GeForce GTX 860M SLI by 104% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD49
−26.5%
62
+26.5%
1440pno data47
4Kno data30

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 20−22
−175%
55
+175%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
−65.4%
43
+65.4%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18−20
−195%
56
+195%
Battlefield 5 40−45
+0%
40−45
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
−185%
94
+185%
Cyberpunk 2077 20−22
−115%
43
+115%
Far Cry 5 30−35
+0%
30−35
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
+0%
30−35
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
+0%
40−45
+0%
Hitman 3 30−35
−163%
84
+163%
Horizon Zero Dawn 24−27
−158%
67
+158%
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
−200%
63
+200%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24
−164%
58
+164%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
−53.8%
40
+53.8%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18−20
−36.8%
26
+36.8%
Battlefield 5 40−45
−121%
93
+121%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
−121%
73
+121%
Cyberpunk 2077 20−22
−65%
33
+65%
Far Cry 5 30−35
−93.8%
62
+93.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
+0%
30−35
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
+0%
40−45
+0%
Hitman 3 30−35
−71.9%
55
+71.9%
Horizon Zero Dawn 24−27
−108%
54
+108%
Metro Exodus 18−20
−117%
39
+117%
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
−52.4%
32
+52.4%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24−27
−123%
58
+123%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 24−27
−177%
72
+177%
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24
−132%
51
+132%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
−19.2%
31
+19.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18−20
+35.7%
14
−35.7%
Battlefield 5 40−45
−78.6%
75
+78.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 20−22
−50%
30
+50%
Far Cry 5 30−35
−84.4%
59
+84.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
−54.5%
51
+54.5%
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
+0%
40−45
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 24−27
−73.1%
45
+73.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24
+0%
22
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18−20
−84.2%
35
+84.2%
Hitman 3 18−20
−142%
46
+142%
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
−100%
34
+100%
Metro Exodus 12−14
−108%
25
+108%
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 16−18
−100%
32
+100%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8−9
−25%
10
+25%
Battlefield 5 24−27
−76%
44
+76%
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Far Cry 5 18−20
−153%
48
+153%
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
−104%
47
+104%
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 8−9
−100%
16
+100%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9−10
−122%
20
+122%
Hitman 3 12−14
−91.7%
23
+91.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 9−10
−100%
18
+100%
Metro Exodus 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
−14.3%
8−9
+14.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
−114%
15
+114%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Battlefield 5 12−14
−23.1%
16
+23.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Far Cry 5 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 12−14
−92.3%
25
+92.3%
Forza Horizon 4 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 12.57 12.60
Recency 12 March 2014 29 September 2019
Pipelines / CUDA cores 1280 1408
Chip lithography 28 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 120 Watt 85 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M SLI
GeForce GTX 860M SLI

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AMD Radeon RX 5500M
Radeon RX 5500M

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 860M SLI by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 860M SLI from AMD is Radeon RX 5500M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of Radeon RX 5500M by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 5500M from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 860M SLI, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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