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 16.24 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of Radeon RX 550 Mobile's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
64.74
 
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
$99.99
 
of 4095.95 (Quadro P6000)

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
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
1100 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1287 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
51.48 GTexel / s
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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 specs

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
 
of 32
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
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 

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
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Video card benchmarks 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
16.29
 
 
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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon RX 550 Mobile 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
0.21
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
60
 
medium / 768p
49
 
high / 1080p
24
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
56
 
medium / 768p
37
 
high / 1080p
22
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
68
 
medium / 768p
45
 
high / 1080p
23
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
54
 
medium / 768p
34
 
high / 1080p
17
 
ultra / 1080p
24
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
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 nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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