Average Bench: 13.9% (183rd of 635)

more Based on 13,199 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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Terrible average bench

The AMD RX 550 averaged 86.0% 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) 49.4fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 46.5fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 550 is just 2.85%. 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) 76fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 67.7fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,199 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.4 Lighting 49.4 57.5
68.8 Reflection 76 81.1
62.3 Parallax 67.7 76.4
13% 64.4 fps
Min Avg Max
35.4 MRender 51.4 61.6
43 Gravity 46.5 51.3
50.5 Splatting 67.2 79.1
14% 55 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Sapphire(1DA2 E367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1206 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 55.8
Reflection 80
Parallax 68.9
15% 68.2 fps
MRender 58.7
Gravity 45.6
Splatting 72.5
14% 58.9 fps
HP(103C 8424) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1243 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.10.34.01
Lighting 47.3
Reflection 68.9
Parallax 60.7
12% 59 fps
MRender 54.8
Gravity 44.3
Splatting 72
14% 57 fps
Legend(17AA 5069) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 26.20.11026.12
Lighting 43.7
Reflection 52.2
Parallax 56.1
12% 50.7 fps
MRender 29.3
Gravity 42.6
Splatting 40
12% 37.3 fps
Legend(17AA 5069) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 26.20.11026.12
Lighting 42.5
Reflection 52.2
Parallax 56.6
11% 50.4 fps
MRender 29.4
Gravity 42.2
Splatting 40.1
12% 37.2 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,913,598 GPUs tested.

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $79 @ launch in Apr '17)
HP(103C 841E) 34% 13% ± 0%
HP(103C 8424) 24% 14% ± 1%
Sapphire(1DA2 E367) 9% 14% ± 0%
Device(1642 1693) 5% 15% ± 0%
MSI(1462 8A90) 4% 14% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0513) 3% 14% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22FE) 3% 14% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22F3) 3% 14% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0553) 3% 15% ± 0%
XFX(1682 9550) 3% 15% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0511) 2% 14% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0551) 2% 15% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2390) 1% 16% ± 0%
HP(103C 90FA) 1% 14% ± 0%
Acer(1025 1211) 1% 16% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 1% 15% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0B04) 1% 14% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 230B) 0% 15% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2380) 0% 13% ± 0%
ASRock(1849 5037) 0% 15% ± 0%
Legend(17AA 5069) 0% 12% ± 0%
Sapphire(1DA2 E371) 0% 15% ± 0%
HP(103C 90F7) 0% 13% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 A550) 0% 15% ± 0%
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Typical RX 550 Builds (Compare 4,179 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

System: HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690-00xx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $228

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Added 2 years ago.

Excellent

11 days ago.


Excellent

18 hrs ago.

performing really well in games


Excellent

4 months ago.

It is currently the best budget Graphics card for lower-end eSports games such as Cs-Go and League of Legends. Despite this, it still runs quite well on heavier games like PUBG, as a user of this graphics card I have reached up to 60 fps (with the lowest settings and a really strong processor that is) in PUBG.


Poor

4 months ago.

lovely Gpu but lost fost from r9 270 and r9 207X


Excellent

13 months ago.

Cheaper, less heat, and still a budget gaming option


Excellent

17 days ago.

this is good for game only non hard cord games


Terrible

14 months ago.

Such a bad gpu and works terrible.


Good

2 years ago.


Average

3 months ago.

Performed marginally better than GT 1030 GDDR5 (not that scammy DDR4 version which is much weaker than you thought!) while consuming 20W more than GT 1030. This GPU isn't worth buying a little due to option to use AMD Ryzen APU such as Ryzen 3 2200G instead of this and slightly worse power consumption (plus slightly higher build cost).


Average

2 years 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.


Excellent

14 months ago.

I got for about $70 at Best Buy and it's fantastic for what I got.


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