Average Bench: 20.5% (154th of 621)

more Based on 12,967 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 79.5% 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) 49.2fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 45.2fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 550 is just 7.12%. 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) 75.7fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 54.3fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,967 samples)
Min Avg Max
0.3 Lighting 49.2 59.1
64.9 Reflection 75.7 81.6
59 Parallax 67.6 77.4
17.3% 64.2 fps
Min Avg Max
34.9 MRender 54.3 61.7
41.2 Gravity 45.2 51.4
49.8 Splatting 69.7 79.1
22.8% 56.4 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
HP(103C 8424) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1344 MHz, MLim: 1880 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12
Lighting 60.2
Reflection 88
Parallax 79.4
21% 75.9 fps
MRender 64.5
Gravity 51.4
Splatting 81.9
27% 65.9 fps
HP(103C 8424) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12
Lighting 51.5
Reflection 79.7
Parallax 67.5
18% 66.2 fps
MRender 60.8
Gravity 45
Splatting 77.9
25% 61.2 fps
MSI(1462 8A90) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1203 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 45.3
Reflection 75.9
Parallax 62
16% 61.1 fps
MRender 59.4
Gravity 41.4
Splatting 73.2
23% 58 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 2 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 107 fps League of Legends: 102 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,344,851 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 12,967 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $79 @ launch in Apr '17)
HP(103C 8424) 22% 21% ± 1%
HP(103C 841E) 18% 17% ± 2%
Sapphire(1DA2 E367) 14% 22% ± 1%
MSI(1462 8A90) 7% 20% ± 2%
XFX(1682 9550) 6% 21% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0513) 5% 21% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22FE) 4% 21% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22F3) 4% 21% ± 4%
Device(1642 1693) 3% 21% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0511) 3% 21% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 3% 21% ± 5%
Asus(1043 0551) 2% 22% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 2390) 2% 23% ± 1%
Legend(17AA 5069) 1% 14% ± 2%
Acer(1025 1211) 1% 21% ± 6%
PowerColor(148C 2380) 1% 22% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0553) 1% 22% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 230B) 1% 22% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0B04) 1% 21% ± 1%
HP(103C 90FA) 1% 22% ± 0%
HP(103C 836C) 0% 16% ± 10%
Legend(17AA 36F4) 0% 25% ± 1%
HP(103C 8391) 0% 21% ± 3%
ASRock(1849 5037) 0% 22% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 A550) 0% 22% ± 0%
ASRock(1849 5001) 0% 22% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

System: HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690-00xx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $199

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 Comments

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7 days ago.

i had the 2gb card for gaming i recommend it if ur on a budget i was playing dayz on medium settings 16gb ram and was getting close to 60fps and its a demanding game i recently upgraded to a 1050ti which blows the socks off this obv but if ur looking for a card to run esports titles csgo and such deff worth it..if u plan on streaming i do not recommend this card due to the heat i was getting high 80s and only was oc +1 in wattman ..and another downfall is the small number of streamproc/cudacores it dosent encode the video fast enuff to keep up with x264 nd the amd encoder is not great at all if u were to stream u would have to down scale ur display res and ur output for it to give a near decent setting ..if ur on budget and want to stream and want to upgrade without external power then i would go defff with the zotac 1050ti oc edition dual fan non mini 4gb beasttt carddd ...or if u want to stick with all amd i would go with the gigabyte rx560 4gb black with the orange which there are two versions 1.0 and 2.0 the 2.0 dosent need the 6pin it runs off the pcie slot the 1.0 does to distinguish the two im pretty sure the 1.0 has 4 lines of orange and the 2.0 has only 2 lines but a google search will tell u...so thats my take on the rx550 i used this card for a few months and it deff did its job beside being able to stream at over 30fps and over 720 and at that barley did the 720 30 source


Liked

3 days ago.


Good

9 days ago.

One of the best low power consumption GPU beasts.


Poor

4 months ago.

it works really good and it is pretty dang fast


Good

11 days ago.

ta cool


Excellent

15 days 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.


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

Cheaper, less heat, and still a budget gaming option


Terrible

8 months ago.

Such a bad gpu and works terrible.


Good

2 years ago.


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

9 months ago.

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


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