AMD Radeon RX 5500M: specs and benchmarks



AMD started Radeon RX 5500M sales 29 September 2019. This is a laptop graphics card based on a Navi / RDNA architecture and made with 7 nm manufacturing process. It is 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 card attached via PCIe 4.0 x8 interface. Power consumption is at 85 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 13.79% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

Some basic facts about Radeon RX 5500M: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking316
Value for money9.08
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA (2019−2020)
GPU code nameNavi 14 / R19M-E85
Market segmentLaptop
Release date29 September 2019 (3 years old)
Current price$998 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Radeon RX 5500M's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 5500M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1408of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1327 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1645 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors6,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)85 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate144.8of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

Information on Radeon RX 5500M'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 sizemedium sized
InterfacePCIe 4.0 x8
Supplementary power connectorsNone


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 5500M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth224.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 5500M. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

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

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.5

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX 5500M. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 5500M 13.79


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.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RX 5500M 5372

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

RX 5500M 16476

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 5500M 10485

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 5500M 12111

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX 5500M 50946

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.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

RX 5500M 38398

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RX 5500M 210925

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.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

RX 5500M 33336

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 5500M 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.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD62

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 55

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 43
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 56
Battlefield 5 45−50
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 94
Cyberpunk 2077 43
Far Cry 5 35−40
Far Cry New Dawn 35−40
Forza Horizon 4 45−50
Hitman 3 84
Horizon Zero Dawn 67
Red Dead Redemption 2 63
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
Watch Dogs: Legion 58

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 26
Battlefield 5 93
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 73
Cyberpunk 2077 33
Far Cry 5 62
Far Cry New Dawn 35−40
Forza Horizon 4 45−50
Hitman 3 55
Horizon Zero Dawn 54
Metro Exodus 39
Red Dead Redemption 2 32
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 58
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 72
Watch Dogs: Legion 51

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 31
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14
Battlefield 5 75
Cyberpunk 2077 30
Far Cry 5 59
Far Cry New Dawn 51
Forza Horizon 4 45−50
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 45
Watch Dogs: Legion 22

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35
Hitman 3 46
Horizon Zero Dawn 34
Metro Exodus 25
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 32

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10
Battlefield 5 44
Cyberpunk 2077 8−9
Far Cry 5 48
Far Cry New Dawn 47
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 0−1
Watch Dogs: Legion 16

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 20
Hitman 3 23
Horizon Zero Dawn 18
Metro Exodus 6−7
Red Dead Redemption 2 8−9
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 15
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 12−14

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 8−9
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Battlefield 5 16
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 10−12
Far Cry New Dawn 25
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

Relative perfomance

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

NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon RX 5500M is GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our ranking.

GTX 1050 Ti Max-QGeForce GTX1050 Ti Max-Q

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 5500M:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

GTX 1050 Ti Max-QGeForce GTX1050 Ti Max-Q
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Nvidia GTX 1050 3GB MobileGeForce GTX1050 3GB Mobile

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with Radeon RX 5500M according to our statistics.

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