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 16.10 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of Radeon RX 550's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
68.11
 
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Code name
Lexa
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
20 April 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$79
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$75.99
 
of 4385 (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
 
Core clock speed
1100 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1183 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
2,200 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
37.86 GTexel / s
 
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

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
 
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 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

16.10

Passmark

3440

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.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

RX 550
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

RX 550
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

RX 550
minimum Radeon HD 4850
recommended Radeon HD 7950

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

RX 550
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

RX 550
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

RX 550
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

RX 550
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

RX 550
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

RX 550
minimum GeForce 6150 LE
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

RX 550
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5870

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 560 Ti, which is faster by 3% and higher by 7 positions in our rating.

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