Radeon RX 550X Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Radeon RX 550X Mobile provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 6.10% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 550X Mobile sales 10 January 2019. This is a laptop graphics card based on a Polaris architecture and made with 14 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 96 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Power consumption is at 50 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about Radeon RX 550X Mobile: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking552
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation8.52
ArchitecturePolaris (2016−2019)
GPU code namePolaris 12
Market segmentLaptop
Release date10 January 2019 (5 years ago)
Current price$299 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

Radeon RX 550X Mobile's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 550X Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores640of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1176 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1287 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors2,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)50 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate51.48of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

Information on Radeon RX 550X Mobile'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 sizelarge
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 550X Mobile: 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed7000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth96 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 550X Mobile. 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

Supported technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 550X Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

FreeSync+

API compatibility

APIs supported by Radeon RX 550X Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_0)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX 550X Mobile. 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 550X Mobile 6.10

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: 17%

RX 550X Mobile 5345

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX 550X Mobile 14520

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 made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 550X Mobile 3688

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: 14%

RX 550X Mobile 20039

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 550X Mobile 184578

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

RX 550X Mobile 35

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 550X Mobile 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 HD29

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 no data

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla no data
Battlefield 5 no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare no data
Cyberpunk 2077 no data
Far Cry 5 no data
Far Cry New Dawn no data
Forza Horizon 4 no data
Hitman 3 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn no data
Metro Exodus no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider no data
Watch Dogs: Legion no data

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla no data
Battlefield 5 no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare no data
Cyberpunk 2077 no data
Far Cry 5 no data
Far Cry New Dawn no data
Forza Horizon 4 no data
Hitman 3 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn no data
Metro Exodus no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt no data
Watch Dogs: Legion no data

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare no data
Cyberpunk 2077 no data
Far Cry 5 no data
Forza Horizon 4 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt no data
Watch Dogs: Legion no data

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 no data

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 no data
Far Cry New Dawn no data

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare no data
Cyberpunk 2077 no data
Far Cry 5 no data
Forza Horizon 4 no data
Hitman 3 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn no data
Metro Exodus no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt no data
Watch Dogs: Legion no data

1440p
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 no data

4K
High Preset

Battlefield 5 no data
Far Cry New Dawn no data
Hitman 3 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt no data

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare no data
Cyberpunk 2077 no data
Far Cry 5 no data
Forza Horizon 4 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn no data
Metro Exodus no data
Watch Dogs: Legion no data

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 no data

Closest competitors

Radeon RX 550X Mobile's performance relative to its closest rivals among notebook graphics cards.


GeForce MX250 102.79
Radeon RX 550X Mobile 100

NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon RX 550X Mobile is GeForce GTX 485M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 550X Mobile:

GeForce MX330 103.77
GeForce MX250 102.79
Radeon RX 550X Mobile 100
GeForce 945M 89.51

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Recommended processors

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Community ratings

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