AMD Radeon RX 5500M: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 5500M
Radeon RX 5500M
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1327
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2019
Performance 14.37

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 5500M sales 29 September 2019. This is Navi / RDNA architecture notebook 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 card attached via PCIe 4.0 x8 interface. Power consumption is at 85 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

14.37%

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

General info

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

Place in performance rating305
Value for money5.43
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA (2019−2020)
GPU code nameNavi 14 / R19M-E85
Market segmentLaptop
Release date29 September 2019 (2 years ago)
Price now$998 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores1408of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1327 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1645 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)85 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate144.8of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 5500M: 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 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth224.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

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

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX 5500M. 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 5500M 14.37
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • 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.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RX 5500M 4275

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: 13%

RX 5500M 10485

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

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 enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX 5500M 12111

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 36832

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 34067

Game benchmarks

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.

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

Full HD65
1440p47
4K30

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 55

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 43
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 56
Battlefield 5 14−16
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 94
Cyberpunk 2077 43
Far Cry 5 14−16
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
Hitman 3 84
Horizon Zero Dawn 67
Red Dead Redemption 2 63
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
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 14−16
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
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 14−16
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 45
Watch Dogs: Legion 22

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35
Hitman 3 46
Horizon Zero Dawn 34
Metro Exodus 25
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 32
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 16

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10
Battlefield 5 44
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 48
Far Cry New Dawn 47
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
Watch Dogs: Legion 16

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 20
Hitman 3 23
Horizon Zero Dawn 18
Metro Exodus 14−16
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 15
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 14−16

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 16
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 14−16
Far Cry New Dawn 25
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16

Relative perfomance

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


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 5500M from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 680MX, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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