AMD Radeon RX 550X vs Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4

Price now 259$
Games supported 65%
AMD Radeon RX 550X
Radeon RX 550X
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1100 MHz
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x1
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory System Shared
  • Memory type System Shared
  • Memory clock speed System Shared
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 39%

General info

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

Place in performance rating474not rated
Value for money3.13no data
ArchitectureGCN 4.0 (2016−2020)Generation 11.0 (2019−2020)
GPU code nameLexaIce Lake GT2
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date16 December 2018 (3 years ago)29 May 2019 (3 years ago)
Current price$259 no data
Value for money

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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 cores512384
Core clock speed1100 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1183 MHz1050 MHz
Number of transistors2,200 millionno data
Manufacturing process technology14 nm10 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)50 Watt15 Watt
Texture fill rate37.8625.20
Floating-point performance1,211 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x1
Length145 mmno data
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno data


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 typeGDDR5System Shared
Maximum RAM amount4 GBSystem Shared
Memory bus width128 BitSystem Shared
Memory clock speed6000 MHzSystem Shared
Memory bandwidth96 GB/sno data

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 Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPortNo outputs
HDMI+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_0)12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.46.4

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 16 December 2018 29 May 2019
Pipelines / CUDA cores 512 384
Chip lithography 14 nm 10 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 50 Watt 15 Watt

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AMD Radeon RX 550X
AMD Radeon RX 550X


Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4

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Competitors of Radeon RX 550X by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX 550X's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 960A, which is faster by 2% and higher by 4 positions in our performance rating.

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