Average Bench: 21.4% (105th of 555)

Based on 3,582 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 699F Model: Radeon RX 550

Hot on the heels of the release of the Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 launched earlier this week, AMD have released a new Polaris 12 GPU, the Radeon RX 550. It is a sub-$100 entry level GPU, targeted at those who want an inexpensive, low profile, low power and low performance component for mini desktop PCs or a minor upgrade on integrated GPUs. It has just 8 compute units, a boost clock of 1183 MHz and comes with either 2 or 4 Gb of GDDR5 memory capable of delivering up to 112 GB/s bandwidth. As expected from a discrete GPU, the RX 550 wipes the floor with Intel’s current best desktop iGPU (HD 630 (Kaby Lake). The RX 550 is expected to be around 70% as fast as the only $20 dearer RX 560 (the successor to the RX 460 to be released next month), however this should be sufficient for an okay gaming experience for many games on non-demanding settings. It is anticipated, that AMD will tailor the form of the 550 more towards the laptop market as the year progresses. [Apr '17 GPUPro]

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Very poor average bench

The AMD RX 550 averaged 78.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 52fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 59.5fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 550 is just 3.23%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the AMD RX 550 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 78fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 67.3fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,582 samples)
Min Avg Max
44 Lighting 52 56.4
65.6 Reflection 78 82.1
57.2 Parallax 67.3 76.9
17.8% 65.8 fps
Min Avg Max
56.6 MRender 59.5 62.3
40.9 Gravity 44.7 46.7
70.1 Splatting 75.7 80.4
24.1% 60 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MSI(1462 8A90) 2GB
CLim: 1203 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Lighting 52.4
Reflection 80.6
Parallax 69
18% 67.3 fps
MRender 61.9
Gravity 46.3
Splatting 78.5
25% 62.2 fps
XFX(1682 9550) 2GB
CLim: 1203 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.2.2
Lighting 53.9
Reflection 81.9
Parallax 71
19% 68.9 fps
MRender 61.9
Gravity 46.4
Splatting 73.1
24% 60.5 fps
Device(1DA2 E367) ≥ 4GB; radeon rx550
CLim: 1206 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Lighting 55.5
Reflection 79.9
Parallax 68.5
19% 68 fps
MRender 58.4
Gravity 45.6
Splatting 71.9
24% 58.6 fps
MSI(1462 8A90) 2GB
CLim: 1203 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Lighting 41.8
Reflection 56.6
Parallax 56.4
15% 51.6 fps
MRender 12.8
Gravity 45
Splatting 22.5
12% 26.8 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,343,381 GPUs tested.

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $79 @ launch in Apr '17)
Device(1DA2 E367) 29% 22% ± 2%
MSI(1462 8A90) 17% 20% ± 2%
XFX(1682 9550) 14% 21% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0513) 13% 21% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22F3) 8% 22% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 6% 22% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0511) 6% 21% ± 1%
PowerColor(148C 2380) 2% 22% ± 1%
HP(103C 8424) 2% 21% ± 0%
Device(1DA2 E371) 1% 22% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22FE) 1% 21% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 A550) 0% 21% ± 1%
HP(103C 841E) 0% 18% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0B04) 0% 22% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3-CF - $98

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $619

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 Comments

Added 10 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

Easily Overclockable and Consumes 35w of power. Amazing


Good

24 days ago.

nice


Excellent

2 months ago.

My Gigabyte version cost me £64 about 2 months ago. A 2GB 560 would cost me £96 now, 50% more, although the price for my 550 has now risen to £81 making a 550 not such a good deal today.


Average

10 days ago.

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Excellent

18 days ago.

Great for a low budget build


Excellent

5 days ago.


Excellent

26 days ago.

One of the best low power consumption GPU beasts.


Excellent

20 days ago.

123


Excellent

2 months ago.

it works really good and it is pretty dang fast


Excellent

16 days ago.

good and cheap


Excellent

4 months ago.

Cheaper, less heat, and still a budget gaming option


Excellent

23 days ago.

It's much more cheap want much more from from it use multi rx 550


Good

15 days ago.

fint


Good

10 months ago.


Excellent

7 months ago.

price-power


Excellent

7 months ago.

me le pee peeeeeeeeeeeeee jet


Average

6 months ago.

OC editions can clock up to 1400Mhz and higher with no side effects making this a far better budget contender than the specs suggest.


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