ATI Radeon 9550: specs and benchmarks

ATI Radeon 9550


ATI started Radeon 9550 sales 1 October 2003. This is Rage 8 architecture desktop card based on 130 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 64 MB of DDR memory clocked at 0.4 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 6.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Single-slot card attached via AGP 8x interface.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.16 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon 9550's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Rage 8
Code name
Release date
1 October 2003

Technical specs

Radeon 9550's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon 9550's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
250 MHz
Transistor count
60 million
Manufacturing process technology
130 nm
Texture fill rate

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon 9550'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).
AGP 8x
Supplementary power connectors


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon 9550: 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
Maximum RAM amount
64 MB
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
400 MHz
Memory bandwidth
6.4 GB/s
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon 9550. 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 VGA, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by Radeon 9550, sometimes including their particular versions.
9.0 (9_0)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon 9550. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance




Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon 9550 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.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon 9550 performance compared to its nearest competitors.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon 9550 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTS 450 Rev. 2, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 10 positions in our rating.

User rating

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