Average Bench: 21.2% (120th of 584)

more Based on 4,787 user benchmarks.  Devices: 1002 699F, 1002 67FF Models: Radeon RX 550, Radeon(TM) RX 550, AMD Radeon(TM) RX550, Radeon (TM) RX 550, ASUS 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 78.8% 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) 57.6fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 550 is just 5.66%. 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) 75.2fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 67.1fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,787 samples)
Min Avg Max
42 Lighting 52 59
54.7 Reflection 75.2 82.1
51.6 Parallax 67.1 76.8
17.8% 64.8 fps
Min Avg Max
36.5 MRender 57.6 62.3
40.7 Gravity 45.1 50.9
50.6 Splatting 73.4 80.2
23.7% 58.7 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 0513) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 52.3
Reflection 77.6
Parallax 67.8
18% 65.9 fps
MRender 60.1
Gravity 44.3
Splatting 76.8
24% 60.4 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,293,727 GPUs tested.

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Based on statistics from 4,787 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $79 @ launch in Apr '17)
Device(1DA2 E367) 28% 22% ± 3%
MSI(1462 8A90) 13% 21% ± 2%
XFX(1682 9550) 9% 21% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 22F3) 9% 22% ± 2%
HP(103C 8424) 9% 22% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0513) 7% 21% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22FE) 6% 20% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 5% 23% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0511) 4% 22% ± 1%
Legend(17AA 5069) 2% 13% ± 3%
PowerColor(148C 2380) 2% 21% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0551) 1% 22% ± 1%
HP(103C 841E) 1% 18% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2390) 1% 23% ± 0%
Acer(1025 1211) 1% 17% ± 11%
Device(1642 1693) 1% 22% ± 0%
HP(103C 8391) 0% 23% ± 2%
HP(103C 1854) 0% 21% ± 0%
HP(103C 836C) 0% 23% ± 3%
Sony(104D 90B7) 0% 22% ± 0%
Device(1DA2 E371) 0% 20% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

System: HP Pavilion Power Desktop 580-1xx

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 Comments

Added 12 months ago.

Excellent

1 month 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.


Good

1 month ago.

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Excellent

1 month ago.


Terrible

3 days ago.

One of the best low power consumption GPU beasts.


Terrible

15 days ago.

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Excellent

14 days ago.

beacause yes


Excellent

4 months ago.

it works really good and it is pretty dang fast


Excellent

6 months ago.

Cheaper, less heat, and still a budget gaming option


Excellent

14 days ago.

best budget gpu


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.


Average

8 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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opinion?
Reaching its prime
Age: 12 months

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