Average Bench: 13.2% (205th of 652)

more Based on 14,994 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]

Terrible average bench

The AMD RX 550 averaged 86.7% 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) 16.1fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 15.6fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 550 is just 3.13%. 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) 26.6fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 21fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,994 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.2 Lighting 16.1 18.5
20 Reflection 26.6 30.7
18.9 Parallax 21 23.8
13% 21.2 fps
Min Avg Max
15 MRender 22.2 28.9
14.2 Gravity 15.6 16.9
17.7 Splatting 24.2 33.8
13.5% 20.7 fps
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The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 0511) 2GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.12
Lighting 15.4
Reflection 27
Parallax 21.4
12% 21.3 fps
MRender 24.4
Gravity 15
Splatting 23.5
13% 21 fps
HP(103C 841E) 2GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.40.38.02
Lighting 14.6
Reflection 20.3
Parallax 20.1
12% 18.3 fps
MRender 15
Gravity 15.2
Splatting 17.4
12% 15.9 fps
HP(103C 841E) 2GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver:
Lighting 0.8
Reflection 21.9
Parallax 4.1
1% 8.93 fps
MRender 6.7
Gravity 0.8
Splatting 3.6
1% 3.7 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $79 @ launch in Apr '17)
HP(103C 841E) 41% 13% ± 1%
HP(103C 8424) 34% 13% ± 1%
Device(1642 1693) 5% 14% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0513) 4% 14% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0511) 2% 13% ± 1%
Sapphire(1DA2 E367) 2% 14% ± 2%
Legend(17AA 5069) 2% 11% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B04) 1% 14% ± 1%
HP(103C 90FA) 1% 14% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0553) 1% 15% ± 1%
MSI(1462 8A90) 1% 13% ± 1%
ASRock(1849 5037) 1% 15% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22F3) 1% 14% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2380) 0% 14% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 0% 14% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22FE) 0% 14% ± 1%
Legend(17AA 3802) 0% 16% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 230B) 0% 15% ± 1%
XFX(1682 9550) 0% 13% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0551) 0% 14% ± 0%
HP(103C 836C) 0% 10% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 A550) 0% 14% ± 0%
Legend(17AA 36F4) 0% 17% ± 0%
HP(103C 8391) 0% 16% ± 0%
Acer(1025 1211) 0% 16% ± 0%
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Typical RX 550 Builds (Compare 3,518 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690-00xx

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6 days ago.

It works on generally everything. It just really lacks VR and the Ability to use 3 screens. But it is a very cheap. So it's good if you just want to get into the basics of PC Gaming.


Excellent

19 hrs ago.

I'm playing at 60 fps and gta 5 at high settings


Excellent

1 day ago.

very decent GPU i have, runs every game, not on maximum settings, but im 100% sure it can run every game in low settings


Good

1 month ago.

Power consumption of less than 50 watts in the game and 5 watts during desktop activity or video playback. There are semi-passive versions like Sapphire to the full advantage of zero noise and heat. It makes most of the 1080p e-sports games playable with few sacrifices even in small-form pc. Performance similar to the Ryzen 2400g Vega 11 but definitely with less frame drops.


Good

15 hrs ago.

Just get a second hand gtx 960/970


Good

8 months ago.

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


Good

2 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.


Average

1 month ago.

Very cheap and can run a lot of games acceptably.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Cheaper, less heat, and still a budget gaming option


Excellent

3 months ago.

good graphics card for a budget


Good

3 years ago.


Terrible

6 days ago.

Such a bad gpu and works terrible.


Excellent

12 months ago.

this is good for game only non hard cord games


Excellent

2 months ago.

it can run COD Cold War on Minimum


Average

15 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).


Good

28 days ago.

handles games from 2012 down very well. Over kill if you are looking to play nostalgic games. like command and conquer 3, half life 2 and those around that time realm


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Average

3 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

1 month 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


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