RX 5500M vs RX 5300M

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.56
 
0.92
Architecture
Navi / RDNA
 
Navi / RDNA
GPU code name
Navi 14 / R19M-E85
 
Navi 14 / E19M-E65
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Launch date
29 September 2019 (1 year ago)
 
13 November 2019 (1 year ago)
Price now
$998
 
$525

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
1408
 
1408
Core clock speed
1327 MHz
 
1036 MHz
Boost clock speed
1645 MHz
 
1445 MHz
Number of transistors
6,400 million
 
6,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
85 Watt
 
85 Watt
Texture fill rate
144.8
 
127.2

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 5500M and Radeon RX 5300M 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 size
medium sized
 
medium sized
Interface
PCIe 4.0 x8
 
PCIe 4.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory

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

Memory type
GDDR6
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
3 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
96 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
224.0 GB/s
 
168.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 14.58 +15.3%
RX 5300M 12.65

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.

RX 5500M 49056
RX 5300M 55837 +13.8%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX 5500M 10890 +19.8%
RX 5300M 9093

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.

RX 5500M 12276 +19.1%
RX 5300M 10306

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.

RX 5500M 16613 +15.8%
RX 5300M 14351

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 5500M 3870 +15.3%
RX 5300M 3357

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

RX 5500M satisfies 87% minimum and 74% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
87%
Recommended
74%
Minimum
87%
Recommended
74%

RX 5300M satisfies 86% minimum and 73% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
86%
Recommended
73%
Minimum
86%
Recommended
73%

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

 
RX 5500M
RX 5300M
1080p
 
67 +8.1%
62 −8.1%
1440p
 
48
no data
4K
 
30
no data

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
43 −37.2%
 
59 +37.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
56
 
no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
94 +30.6%
 
72 −30.6%
Cyberpunk 2077
 
36
 
no data
Hitman 3
 
84
 
no data
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
67
 
no data
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
63 +53.7%
 
41 −53.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
58
 
no data

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
40 −5%
 
42 +5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
26
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
93 +17.7%
 
79 −17.7%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
73 +40.4%
 
52 −40.4%
Cyberpunk 2077
 
29
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
62
 
no data
Hitman 3
 
55
 
no data
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
54
 
no data
Metro Exodus
 
39 +0%
 
39 +0%
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
32 +0%
 
32 +0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
58 +38.1%
 
42 −38.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
51
 
no data

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
31 +24%
 
25 −24%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
14
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
75 +5.6%
 
71 −5.6%
Cyberpunk 2077
 
25
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
59
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
51 −13.7%
 
58 +13.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
22
 
no data

2560x1440
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
35
 
no data
Hitman 3
 
46
 
no data
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
34
 
no data
Metro Exodus
 
25
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
32
 
no data

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
10
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
44
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
15
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
48
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
47
 
no data
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
16
 
no data

3840x2160
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
20
 
no data
Hitman 3
 
23
 
no data
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
18
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
15
 
no data

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Battlefield 5
 
16
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
6
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
25
 
no data

Competitors of Radeon RX 5500M from NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX 5500M's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 675M SLI, which is faster by 2% and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

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

Competitors of Radeon RX 5300M from NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX 5300M's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 870M, which is faster by 2% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 5300M:

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 5500M

15.3% better performance in benchmarks

Wider memory bus (128 vs 96 bit)

Higher memory bandwidth (224 vs 168 GB/s)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 5300M

Cheaper ($525 vs $998)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX 5500M, since it shows better performance.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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