AMD Radeon 550X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon 550X

Summary

AMD started Radeon 550X sales 27 March 2019. This is GCN 4.0 architecture desktop card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 112.0 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 145 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 50 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 2.06 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon 550X's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Code name
Lexa
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
27 March 2019
 

Technical specs

Radeon 550X's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon 550X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
512
 
Core clock speed
1082 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1218 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,200 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
38.98 GTexel / s
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon 550X's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
Length
145 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon 550X: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 6084 (Quadro P3200)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
7000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
112.0 GB / s
 
of 960 (ATI Rage Fury)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon 550X.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon 550X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon 550X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

2.06

Passmark

1613

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon 550X is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon 550X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 260, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 10 positions in our rating.

User rating

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