AMD Radeon RX 5500: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 5500
Radeon RX 5500
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2019
Performance 30.06

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

30.06%

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

General info

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

Place in performance rating166
Value for money18.71
ArchitectureRDNA 1.0 (2019−2020)
GPU code nameNavi 14
Market segmentDesktop
Release date7 October 2019 (2 years ago)
Price now$815 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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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 cores1408of 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1845 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors6,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)110 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate162.4of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

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).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length180 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 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 typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth224.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

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 Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 5500, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL4.6

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.

RX 5500 30.06
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan

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.

RX 5500 8815

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

RX 5500 26381

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

RX 5500 28910

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.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 5500 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 5500 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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