Average Bench: 21.6% (102nd of 546)

Based on 1,053 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 78.3% 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) 52.9fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 59.7fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 550 is just 2.79%. 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) 67.9fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,053 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.9 Lighting 52.9 56.9
67.9 Reflection 78 82.3
61.4 Parallax 67.9 77.4
18% 66.3 fps
Min Avg Max
56.6 MRender 59.7 62.3
41.8 Gravity 45 46.8
71.4 Splatting 76.3 80.5
24.2% 60.3 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 0511) 2GB
CLim: 1396 MHz, MLim: 1861 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.9.3
Lighting 63.7
Reflection 93
Parallax 80.4
22% 79 fps
MRender 67
Gravity 53.8
Splatting 86.5
28% 69.1 fps
XFX(1682 9550) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1203 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.10.1
Lighting 54.3
Reflection 80.3
Parallax 70.7
19% 68.4 fps
MRender 60.7
Gravity 45.9
Splatting 77.8
25% 61.5 fps
Device(1DA2 E367) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 56.2
Reflection 80
Parallax 69.3
19% 68.5 fps
MRender 59
Gravity 46.1
Splatting 72.9
24% 59.3 fps
Device(1DA2 E367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1206 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.10.1
Lighting 56.4
Reflection 81
Parallax 69.5
19% 69 fps
MRender 58.8
Gravity 45.2
Splatting 72.9
24% 59 fps
MSI(1462 8A90) 2GB
CLim: 1203 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.10.1
Lighting 42.6
Reflection 53
Parallax 39.8
13% 45.1 fps
MRender 61.6
Gravity 45.4
Splatting 79.2
25% 62.1 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Device(1DA2 E367) 37% 22% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22F3) 14% 22% ± 2%
XFX(1682 9550) 14% 21% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 12% 21% ± 4%
MSI(1462 8A90) 9% 20% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0513) 6% 21% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0511) 4% 22% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2380) 3% 20% ± 5%
AMD(1002 0B04) 1% 21% ± 1%
Intel(8086 2212) 0% 22% ± 0%
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Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 70%
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Workstation
Workstation 61%
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Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $645

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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

4 days ago.

why get this when the 560 is much better for a marginal difference in price?


Excellent

2 days ago.

nice 1 m8 xdd


Poor

8 days ago.

Great for a low budget build


Good

6 days ago.

Up!


Good

30 days ago.

Is a cheap good graphics card


Terrible

2 days ago.

CACA


Excellent

12 days ago.

Cheaper, less heat, and still a budget gaming option


Good

3 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

price-power


Excellent

3 months ago.

me le pee peeeeeeeeeeeeee jet


Average

2 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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