AMD Radeon RX 5500: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 5500

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 5500 sales 7 October 2019. This is RDNA 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 7 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 224.0 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 180 mm. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 110 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 29.30 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon RX 5500's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
RDNA 1.0
 
Code name
Navi 14
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
7 October 2019
 

Technical specs

Radeon RX 5500'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 5500's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1408
 
Boost Clock
1845 MHz
 
Transistor count
6,400 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
110 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
162.4 GTexel / s
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 5500's 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).
Interface
PCIe 4.0 x16
 
Length
180 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 5500: 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
GDDR6
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
of 6084 (Quadro P3200)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
224.0 GB / s
 
of 960 (ATI Rage Fury)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 5500.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 5500, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 5500. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

29.30

Passmark

6202

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 5500 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.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 5500 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB, which is faster by 3% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

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