RX 550 vs Graphics 512SP

Price now 125$
Games supported 67%
AMD Radeon RX 550
Radeon RX 550
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1100 MHz
  • Max video memory 4096
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 7000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon Graphics 512SP
Radeon Graphics 512SP
  • Interface IGP
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory System Shared
  • Memory type System Shared
  • Memory clock speed System Shared
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 39%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating442not rated
Place by popularity19no data
Value for money7.00no data
ArchitectureGCN 4.0 (2016−2020)GCN 5.1 (2018−2021)
GPU code nameLexaRenoir
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date20 April 2017 (5 years ago)7 March 2020 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$79 no data
Current price$125 (1.6x MSRP)no data
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores512512
Core clock speed1100 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1183 MHz1800 MHz
Number of transistors2,200 million9,800 million
Manufacturing process technology14 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)50 Watt15 Watt
Texture fill rate37.8657.60
Floating-point performance1,211 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8IGP
Length145 mmno data
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno data


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5System Shared
Maximum RAM amount4 GBSystem Shared
Memory bus width128 BitSystem Shared
Memory clock speed7000 MHzSystem Shared
Memory bandwidth112.0 GB/sno data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPortNo outputs
HDMI+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_0)12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.46.7

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 20 April 2017 7 March 2020
Chip lithography 14 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 50 Watt 15 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon RX 550
AMD Radeon RX 550


AMD Radeon Graphics 512SP
AMD Radeon Graphics 512SP

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Competitors of Radeon RX 550 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 550 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 560.

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Competitors of Radeon Graphics 512SP by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon Graphics 512SP from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1630.

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