Average Bench: 21.5% (104th of 549)

Based on 2,070 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 78.4% 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) 52.4fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 59.6fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 550 is just 2.78%. 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) 78.3fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 67.5fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,070 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.9 Lighting 52.4 56.7
68.8 Reflection 78.3 82.4
60.3 Parallax 67.5 74.9
17.9% 66.1 fps
Min Avg Max
56.3 MRender 59.6 62.5
41.7 Gravity 44.9 46.9
71.3 Splatting 75.9 80.5
24.2% 60.1 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Device(1DA2 E367) 2GB
CLim: 1206 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.11.4
Lighting 55.1
Reflection 81
Parallax 69.4
19% 68.5 fps
MRender 61.9
Gravity 46.1
Splatting 79.5
25% 62.5 fps
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 2GB
CLim: 1206 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.10.1
Lighting 55.6
Reflection 78.7
Parallax 68.6
19% 67.6 fps
MRender 57.5
Gravity 45
Splatting 74.5
24% 59 fps
Asus(1043 0511) 2GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.11.4
Lighting 51.2
Reflection 68.6
Parallax 64.6
17% 61.5 fps
MRender 58.1
Gravity 44.1
Splatting 76.4
24% 59.5 fps
MSI(1462 8A90) 2GB
CLim: 1203 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.11.4
Lighting 46
Reflection 76.1
Parallax 63.4
16% 61.8 fps
MRender 60.4
Gravity 42.9
Splatting 74.6
24% 59.3 fps
MSI(1462 8A90) 2GB
CLim: 1203 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.11.4
Lighting 45.7
Reflection 76.1
Parallax 63.2
16% 61.7 fps
MRender 59
Gravity 42.1
Splatting 75.1
24% 58.7 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Device(1DA2 E367) 33% 22% ± 3%
XFX(1682 9550) 15% 22% ± 1%
MSI(1462 8A90) 13% 20% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22F3) 12% 22% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0513) 9% 21% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 8% 22% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0511) 5% 22% ± 1%
PowerColor(148C 2380) 3% 22% ± 1%
HP(103C 8424) 1% 22% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0B04) 1% 21% ± 0%
HP(103C 841E) 0% 19% ± 0%
HP(103C 1854) 0% 21% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 A550) 0% 22% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $98

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $671

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Added 7 months ago.

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8 days ago.

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


Poor

1 day ago.

nice 1 m8 xdd


Poor

2 month ago.

Great for a low budget build


Excellent

2 days ago.


Poor

14 days ago.

123


Excellent

2 days ago.

it works really good and it is pretty dang fast


Excellent

2 months ago.

Cheaper, less heat, and still a budget gaming option


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.


Excellent

4 months ago.

price-power


Excellent

5 months ago.

me le pee peeeeeeeeeeeeee jet


Average

3 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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