Average Bench: 21.8% (98th of 544)

Based on 514 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]


Very poor average bench

The AMD RX 550 averaged 78.1% 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.


Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 53.5fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 60.9fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 550 is just 2.58%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the AMD RX 550 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 77.6fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 68.1fps

Average Bench

(Based on 514 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.9 Lighting 53.5 57.1
67 Reflection 77.6 82.4
61.5 Parallax 68.1 77
18.2% 66.4 fps
Min Avg Max
57.5 MRender 60.9 62.4
42.2 Gravity 45 46.8
73.3 Splatting 77 80.7
24.5% 61 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
XFX(1682 9550) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 58.3
Reflection 85.2
Parallax 73.5
20% 72.3 fps
MRender 65.3
Gravity 48.6
Splatting 85.7
27% 66.5 fps
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 56.5
Reflection 82
Parallax 70.5
19% 69.7 fps
MRender 61.6
Gravity 46.6
Splatting 79.7
25% 62.6 fps
Device(1DA2 E367) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 56.1
Reflection 81.6
Parallax 70.4
19% 69.4 fps
MRender 62.1
Gravity 46.3
Splatting 80
25% 62.8 fps
XFX(1682 9550) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1203 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.8.1
Lighting 49.1
Reflection 78.3
Parallax 64.4
17% 63.9 fps
MRender 61.1
Gravity 42.2
Splatting 74.7
24% 59.3 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Device(1DA2 E367) 35% 22% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 18% 22% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22F3) 16% 22% ± 2%
MSI(1462 8A90) 10% 20% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0513) 8% 22% ± 1%
XFX(1682 9550) 5% 21% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0511) 4% 21% ± 4%
PowerColor(148C 2380) 3% 22% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B04) 1% 22% ± 0%
MSI(1462 111B) 0% 9% ± 0%
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Gaming 29%
Desktop 71%
Workstation 62%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $606

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3 days ago.

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


1 day ago.

Great for a low budget build


6 days ago.

nice 1 m8 xdd


2 days ago.

Acredito que merece mais


4 months ago.


1 month ago.

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


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5 days 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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