Average Bench: 20.9% (124th of 597)

more Based on 10,155 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 79.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 49.8fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 45.3fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 550 is just 5.85%. 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) 76.4fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 68.2fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,155 samples)
Min Avg Max
0.3 Lighting 49.8 59.1
65.7 Reflection 76.4 81.6
60.9 Parallax 68.2 77.8
17.4% 64.8 fps
Min Avg Max
35.7 MRender 56.3 61.9
41.4 Gravity 45.3 51.6
50.8 Splatting 71.9 79.7
23.4% 57.8 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 0551) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1071 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 55.3
Reflection 71
Parallax 75.9
19% 67.4 fps
MRender 57.3
Gravity 51.1
Splatting 73.2
25% 60.5 fps
Asus(1043 0553) 2GB
CLim: 1071 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 58.1
Reflection 69.5
Parallax 75.6
20% 67.7 fps
MRender 55.1
Gravity 51.2
Splatting 69.1
24% 58.5 fps
MSI(1462 8A90) 2GB
CLim: 1203 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 52
Reflection 79.7
Parallax 68.4
18% 66.7 fps
MRender 61.9
Gravity 45.6
Splatting 79.6
25% 62.4 fps
Device(7333 0000) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 53.2
Reflection 76.5
Parallax 66.7
18% 65.5 fps
MRender 60.3
Gravity 44.8
Splatting 76.9
24% 60.7 fps
Asus(1043 0513) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1433 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 42.6
Reflection 84.3
Parallax 62.7
15% 63.2 fps
MRender 65.1
Gravity 42.4
Splatting 77
25% 61.5 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 105 fps League of Legends: 106 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,926,852 GPUs tested.

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Based on statistics from 10,155 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $79 @ launch in Apr '17)
Device(1DA2 E367) 22% 22% ± 1%
HP(103C 8424) 12% 21% ± 1%
MSI(1462 8A90) 11% 20% ± 2%
XFX(1682 9550) 10% 21% ± 2%
HP(103C 841E) 9% 18% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22FE) 7% 20% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0513) 7% 21% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22F3) 6% 22% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 3% 22% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2390) 2% 23% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0511) 2% 21% ± 4%
Device(1642 1693) 2% 22% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2380) 1% 20% ± 3%
Legend(17AA 5069) 1% 14% ± 2%
ASRock(1849 5001) 1% 22% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0551) 1% 22% ± 0%
Acer(1025 1211) 1% 23% ± 1%
HP(103C 836C) 0% 16% ± 0%
HP(103C 90FA) 0% 21% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0553) 0% 22% ± 0%
Device(1DA2 E371) 0% 22% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 A550) 0% 23% ± 0%
Dell(1028 068B) 0% 17% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0B04) 0% 21% ± 0%
Legend(17AA 36F4) 0% 25% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

System: HP Pavilion Power Desktop 580-1xx

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15 days ago.

Good card for very low budgets


Excellent

11 days ago.

it's cheap but for its price it performs well


Excellent

4 days ago.


Good

21 days ago.

One of the best low power consumption GPU beasts.


Good

5 months ago.

it works really good and it is pretty dang fast


Excellent

1 month ago.

a no ser que seas un obsesionado con 200000 fps que no vas a tener en tu puta vida a no ser que te gastes un buen pastizal en el monitor(pero para comprarte un monitor de la puta comprate una gtx 1080 y monitor normal)


Good

1 month 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

8 days ago.

Cheaper, less heat, and still a budget gaming option


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Terrible

22 days ago.

Such a bad gpu and works terrible.


Good

20 months ago.


Average

16 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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


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