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AMD Radeon 550X: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
- Core clock speed 1082 MHz
- Max video memory 2 GB
- Memory type GDDR5
- Memory clock speed 7000 MHz
- Maximum resolution
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
of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.
Of Radeon 550X's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||576|
|Value for money||3.92|
|Architecture||GCN 4.0 (2016−2020)|
|GPU code name||Lexa|
|Release date||27 March 2019 (3 years ago)|
|Price now||$259||of 49999 (A100 SXM4)|
Radeon 550X's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores||512||of 18432 (AD102)|
|Core clock speed||1082 MHz||of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)|
|Boost clock speed||1218 MHz||of 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)|
|Number of transistors||2,200 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||14 nm||of 4 (H100 PCIe)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||50 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||38.98||of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)|
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|
|Supplementary power connectors||None|
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.
|Maximum RAM amount||2 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||128 Bit||of 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)|
|Memory clock speed||7000 MHz||of 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)|
|Memory bandwidth||112.0 GB/s||of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon 550X. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
|Display Connectors||1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort|
APIs supported by Radeon 550X, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon 550X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.
Benchmark coverage: 25%
Let's see how good Radeon 550X is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.
Overall Radeon 550X performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon 550X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 275, which is slower by 2% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.
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