AMD Radeon RX 550 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 550 Mobile
Radeon RX 550 Mobile
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1287
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2017
Performance 15.37

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

15.37%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon RX 550 Mobile's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating290
Value for money13.26
ArchitecturePolaris (2016−2019)
GPU code namePolaris 12
Market segmentLaptop
Release date21 March 2017 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$79.99
Price now$294 (3.7x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon RX 550 Mobile's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores640of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1287 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1476 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors2,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)50 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate51.48of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance1,647 gflopsof 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 sizelarge
InterfacePCIe 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed6000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth96 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 550 Mobile. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo 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+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 550 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_0)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX 550 Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RX 550 Mobile 15.37
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

RX 550 Mobile 4559

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX 550 Mobile 23050

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX 550 Mobile 3249

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX 550 Mobile 3645

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RX 550 Mobile 239256

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 550 Mobile is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD17

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 14−16

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8
Battlefield 5 14−16
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 18
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
Hitman 3 14
Horizon Zero Dawn 9
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
Watch Dogs: Legion 10

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8
Battlefield 5 14−16
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 15
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
Hitman 3 10
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
Metro Exodus 4
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 17
Watch Dogs: Legion 8

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 13
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 24
Watch Dogs: Legion 4

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Hitman 3 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
Metro Exodus 14−16
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 14−16

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 14−16
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Hitman 3 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
Metro Exodus 14−16
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 14−16

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 14−16
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 550 Mobile performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 550 Mobile from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, which is slower by 2% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

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