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 USD. 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 20.62 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon RX 550's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
48.11
 
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Code name
Lexa
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
20 April 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
79 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
129.99 USD
 
of 4576.59 (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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
1100 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1183 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
37.86
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
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
 
Width
2-slot
 
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 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
7000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
112.0 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

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

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
20.62
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
190160.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
4637.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
7828.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
21977.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
2381.13
 
 
Passmark
3520
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon RX 550 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
13.84
 
 

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 660 Ti, which is faster by 3% and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

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