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. 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 2-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 19.97 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of Radeon RX 550's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
79.53
 
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Code name
Lexa
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
20 April 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$79
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$99.99
 
of 4095.95 (Quadro P6000)

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
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
1100 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1183 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
37.86 GTexel / s
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,211 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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 specs

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
2 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
7000 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
112.0 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

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

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 550, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmarks 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
20.13
 
 
Passmark
3447
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 550 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 550 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 570, which is slower by 1% and lower by 8 positions in our rating.

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