AMD Radeon RX 550 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 550 Mobile

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 550 Mobile sales 2 July 2017 at a recommended price of $79.99. This is GCN 4.0 architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 96 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Power consumption is at 50 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 16.12 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of Radeon RX 550 Mobile's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
74.86
 
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Code name
Lexa
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
2 July 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$79.99
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$75.99
 
of 6300 (Quadro RTX 6000)

Technical specs

Radeon RX 550 Mobile'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 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
Core clock speed
1100 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1287 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
51.48 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
1,647 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 550 Mobile's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 550 Mobile: 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
6000 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
96 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 550 Mobile.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 550 Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
+
 
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
+
 
HDMI 2.0
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 550 Mobile, 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 Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

16.12

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

239256

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

23050

3DMark Fire Strike Score

3249

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

3645

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

4559

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 550 Mobile 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

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 Mobile performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

RX 550 Mobile
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

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

RX 550 Mobile
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 Mobile performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

RX 550 Mobile
minimum Radeon HD 4850
recommended Radeon HD 7950
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

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

RX 550 Mobile
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

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

RX 550 Mobile
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

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

RX 550 Mobile
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

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

RX 550 Mobile
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

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

RX 550 Mobile
recommended GeForce 6600
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

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

RX 550 Mobile
minimum GeForce 6150 LE
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 Mobile performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

RX 550 Mobile
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Civilization VI

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 Mobile performance compared to Civilization VI official system requirements.

RX 550 Mobile
minimum Radeon HD 5570
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization VI on Radeon RX 550 Mobile.

low / 768p
60
 
medium / 768p
49
 
high / 1080p
24
 

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 Mobile performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

RX 550 Mobile
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on Radeon RX 550 Mobile.

low / 720p
56
 
medium / 768p
37
 
high / 1080p
22
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 Mobile performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

RX 550 Mobile
minimum GeForce GTX 650
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Radeon RX 550 Mobile.

low / 768p
68
 
medium / 768p
45
 
high / 1080p
23
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 Mobile performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

RX 550 Mobile
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on Radeon RX 550 Mobile.

low / 768p
54
 
medium / 768p
34
 
high / 1080p
17
 
ultra / 1080p
24
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 550 Mobile performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

RX 550 Mobile
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Radeon RX 550 Mobile.

low / 768p
290
 
medium / 768p
150
 
high / 768p
115
 
ultra / 1080p
51
 

Relative perfomance

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

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 550 Mobile from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 680M, which is slower by 3% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

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