AMD Radeon RX 550 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 550 Mobile

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 550 Mobile sales 21 March 2017 at a recommended price of $79.99. This is Polaris architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 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 17.89 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of Radeon RX 550 Mobile's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
70.13
 
Architecture
Polaris
 
Code name
Polaris 12
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
21 March 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$79.99
 
of 999 (Radeon HD 7990)
Price now
$85
 
of 10560 (Quadro GV100)

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
512
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
1287 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1476 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,200 million
 
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 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
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
DirectX 12
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

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

17.89

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.

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 675M SLI, which is faster by 5% and higher by 9 positions in our rating.

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