AMD Radeon RX 550: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 550

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 550 sales 20 April 2017 at a recommended price of $79. This is GCN 4.0 architecture desktop card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 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 11.21 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon RX 550's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
36.12
 
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Code name
Lexa
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
20 April 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$79
 
Price now
$85
 
of 10182 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

Radeon RX 550's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 550's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
512
 
Core clock speed
1100 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1183 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,200 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
37.86
 
Floating-point performance
1,211 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 550'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 RX 550: 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
4 GB
 
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
7000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
112.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 550. 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
 

API support

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

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

11.21

Passmark

2434

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 550 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 RX 550 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 960A, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

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