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 32.08 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of Radeon RX 5500's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.65
 
Architecture
RDNA 1.0
 
GPU code name
Navi 14
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Launch date
7 October 2019 (1 year ago)
 
Price now
$734
 

Technical specs

Radeon RX 5500'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 5500's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
1408
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Boost clock speed
1845 MHz
 
Number of transistors
6,400 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
110 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
162.4
 

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
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
224.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

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

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 benchmark performance of Radeon RX 5500. 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.

32.08

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

8493

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 5500 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.

This video card matches 98% minimum and 93% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
98%
Recommended
93%
Minimum
98%
Recommended
93%

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 5500 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX TITAN, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 5500:

Similar GPUs

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