Average Bench: 14.1% (253rd of 715)

more Based on 79,894 user benchmarks.  Devices: 1002 699F, 1002 67FF Models: Radeon RX 550, Radeon(TM) RX 550, AMD Radeon(TM) RX550, Radeon (TM) RX 550, Radeon RX550/550, 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]

Terrible average bench

The AMD RX 550 averaged 85.8% 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) 15.5fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 22.3fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 550 is just 3.42%. 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) 25.7fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 21.4fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 79,894 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.3 Lighting 15.5 17.7
20 Reflection 25.7 28.2
18.8 Parallax 21.4 24.2
12.7% 20.9 fps
Min Avg Max
13.9 MRender 23.2 26.5
14.7 Gravity 16.5 18.8
17.8 Splatting 22.3 25.7
17.1% 20.7 fps
User Benchmarks Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Sapphire(1DA2 E367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1206 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 24.3.1
Lighting 16.7
Reflection 28.1
Parallax 21.1
14% 22 fps
MRender 26.6
Gravity 17
Splatting 25.9
19% 23.2 fps
Sapphire(1DA2 E367) 2GB
CLim: 1307 MHz, MLim: 1850 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 24.3.1
Lighting 15.8
Reflection 27.8
Parallax 22.5
13% 22 fps
MRender 26.9
Gravity 17.5
Splatting 27
20% 23.8 fps
Asus(1043 0513) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 24.1.1
Lighting 15.5
Reflection 27.7
Parallax 21.2
13% 21.5 fps
MRender 26.2
Gravity 16.6
Splatting 24.8
19% 22.5 fps
AMD(1002 0B04) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1243 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 24.3.1
Lighting 15.4
Reflection 26
Parallax 20.9
13% 20.8 fps
MRender 24
Gravity 16.1
Splatting 23.4
18% 21.2 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $79 @ launch in Apr '17)
AMD(1002 0B04) 36% 14% ± 1%
Sapphire(1DA2 E367) 20% 15% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0513) 6% 14% ± 1%
MSI(1462 8A90) 6% 13% ± 1%
XFX(1682 9550) 5% 15% ± 1%
HP(103C 841E) 4% 13% ± 1%
ASRock(1849 5001) 3% 15% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0000) 3% 14% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0511) 2% 14% ± 1%
ASRock(1849 5037) 2% 15% ± 1%
HP(103C 8424) 2% 14% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0551) 1% 15% ± 1%
PowerColor(148C 2390) 1% 15% ± 1%
Dell(1028 1712) 1% 14% ± 0%
AMD(1002 BD20) 1% 15% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22FE) 1% 15% ± 0%
Device(1816 BD14) 1% 13% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0553) 1% 14% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22F3) 1% 14% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 1% 16% ± 1%
PowerColor(148C 2380) 1% 14% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 230B) 0% 16% ± 1%
HP(103C 90FA) 0% 15% ± 0%
Device(1642 1693) 0% 14% ± 0%
Device(1816 BD20) 0% 14% ± 0%
Device(1B0A 90FC) 0% 15% ± 0%
Sapphire(1DA2 E371) 0% 15% ± 0%
Device(1545 0550) 0% 13% ± 0%
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Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 13%
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Motherboard: Intel H61

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 Comments

Added 7 years ago.

Terrible

3 months ago.

It is very slow and it can only do some things, but if you like to play games or edit videos etc. then you had better buy a better one.


Good

20 months ago.

4Gb GDDR5 VRAM is much better than no dedicated vram .


Excellent

4 months ago.

It is cheap, can play lots of game on 4k on lowest setiing


Excellent

3 months ago.

Very bad performance, not even close to enough for a gamer in 2022


Good

1 month ago.

uking gpu so expensive yet so slow


Terrible

19 months ago.

Cheaper, less heat, and still a budget gaming option


Good

3 years ago.

good graphics card for a budget


Terrible

2 years ago.

this is good for game only non hard cord games


Good

4 months ago.

Such a bad gpu and works terrible.


Good

7 years ago.


Poor

11 months ago.

it can run COD Cold War on Minimum


Excellent

6 years ago.

Great card for an Optiplex 990 SFF. It´s 50W so it doesn´t affect your stock PSU of 240W. Plus after digging on the web 50W is the limit the PCI Express Port can deliver on these machines. Other high end options consume 75W which can kill your psu.


Average

4 years 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

23 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. If you want a cheap GPU to play Minecraft or other modest games on this will do the job just fine. Ended up giving it to one of my children who has been using it for digital art and animation and also streaming, the card hasn't skipped a beat.


Average

2 years ago.

A good low-tier card for work and for multimedia. Also, is very cheap.


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

An affordable option for itx cases. Good graphics up to 1080p. It runs quite good all games (need to reduce resolution on several games9


Excellent

9 months ago.

Great for price/performance


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