Average Bench: 21% (120th of 592)

more Based on 5,915 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 78.9% 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) 51.9fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 57fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 550 is just 5.65%. 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) 75.5fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 67.4fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,915 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.8 Lighting 51.9 58.8
55.8 Reflection 75.5 82.1
56 Parallax 67.4 77.4
17.8% 64.9 fps
Min Avg Max
35.4 MRender 57 62.1
40 Gravity 44.7 50.6
50.9 Splatting 72.5 80.4
23.4% 58 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Device(1DA2 E367) 2GB
CLim: 1071 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.6.1
Lighting 58.1
Reflection 69.6
Parallax 75.3
20% 67.7 fps
MRender 55.7
Gravity 50.6
Splatting 69.5
24% 58.6 fps
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 2GB
CLim: 1206 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 54.9
Reflection 80.1
Parallax 69
19% 68 fps
MRender 61.3
Gravity 45.9
Splatting 79.1
25% 62.1 fps
Device(1DA2 E367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1206 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 55.1
Reflection 81.1
Parallax 69.5
19% 68.6 fps
MRender 61.5
Gravity 45.6
Splatting 78.6
25% 61.9 fps
Device(1DA2 E367) 2GB
CLim: 1206 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.6.1
Lighting 54.5
Reflection 81.5
Parallax 69.2
18% 68.4 fps
MRender 61.7
Gravity 45.4
Splatting 78.5
25% 61.9 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,206,502 GPUs tested.

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $79 @ launch in Apr '17)
Device(1DA2 E367) 28% 22% ± 1%
XFX(1682 9550) 13% 21% ± 2%
MSI(1462 8A90) 13% 21% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22FE) 7% 21% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0513) 7% 21% ± 1%
HP(103C 8424) 6% 22% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 5% 19% ± 6%
Asus(1043 0511) 5% 22% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22F3) 4% 21% ± 4%
PowerColor(148C 2390) 2% 23% ± 1%
Device(1642 1693) 2% 19% ± 7%
HP(103C 841E) 2% 18% ± 0%
Legend(17AA 5069) 2% 15% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0551) 1% 22% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2380) 1% 22% ± 0%
Acer(1025 1211) 1% 10% ± 11%
AMD(1002 0B04) 1% 22% ± 0%
Device(1DA2 E371) 0% 21% ± 1%
Sony(104D 90B7) 0% 22% ± 0%
HP(103C 1854) 0% 21% ± 0%
Legend(17AA 3804) 0% 9% ± 0%
HP(103C 836C) 0% 24% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 28%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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System: HP Pavilion Power Desktop 580-1xx

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 Comments

Added 14 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.


Excellent

6 days ago.

ne bim herkes ona vermiş bende veriyim bari yav


Disliked

21 days ago.


Good

17 days ago.

One of the best low power consumption GPU beasts.


Good

26 days ago.

it works really good and it is pretty dang fast


Excellent

10 days ago.

a no ser que seas un obsesionado con 200000 fps que no vas a tener en tu puta vida a no ser que te gastes un buen pastizal en el monitor(pero para comprarte un monitor de la puta comprate una gtx 1080 y monitor normal)


Excellent

8 months ago.

Cheaper, less heat, and still a budget gaming option


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

14 months ago.


Average

10 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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Age: 14 months

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