Average Bench: 13.9% (184th of 639)

more Based on 13,047 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 86.1% 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) 49fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 46.9fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 550 is just 2.87%. 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) 75.1fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 67.9fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,047 samples)
Min Avg Max
0.3 Lighting 49 58.5
67.5 Reflection 75.1 81.2
62.4 Parallax 67.9 76.9
12.9% 64 fps
Min Avg Max
35 MRender 49.9 61.1
43.5 Gravity 46.9 51.4
49.9 Splatting 65.4 78.7
14% 54 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
HP(103C 8424) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.40.38.02
Lighting 49.7
Reflection 79
Parallax 66.1
13% 64.9 fps
MRender 60.2
Gravity 46.7
Splatting 74.7
15% 60.5 fps
HP(103C 841E) 2GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.30.02.01
Lighting 51.2
Reflection 75.6
Parallax 67.2
13% 64.7 fps
MRender 35.5
Gravity 48.1
Splatting 51.7
13% 45.1 fps
HP(103C 841E) 2GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.40.38.02
Lighting 52.3
Reflection 77
Parallax 68.7
14% 66 fps
MRender 36.2
Gravity 47.8
Splatting 51.8
13% 45.3 fps
HP(103C 841E) 2GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.40.38.02
Lighting 49.3
Reflection 73.3
Parallax 63.6
13% 62.1 fps
MRender 36.6
Gravity 46.3
Splatting 51.2
13% 44.7 fps
Legend(17AA 5069) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 26.20.12036.1
Lighting 45
Reflection 51.8
Parallax 56.2
12% 51 fps
MRender 29.6
Gravity 42
Splatting 40
12% 37.2 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,505,283 GPUs tested.

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $79 @ launch in Apr '17)
HP(103C 841E) 39% 13% ± 1%
HP(103C 8424) 27% 14% ± 0%
Sapphire(1DA2 E367) 6% 14% ± 1%
Device(1642 1693) 6% 15% ± 1%
MSI(1462 8A90) 2% 14% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22FE) 2% 14% ± 0%
XFX(1682 9550) 2% 15% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0513) 2% 14% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0511) 2% 14% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0551) 2% 15% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0553) 1% 15% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22F3) 1% 14% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B04) 1% 13% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 1% 14% ± 0%
HP(103C 836C) 1% 16% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 2380) 1% 14% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 A550) 1% 15% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2390) 1% 16% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 230B) 1% 15% ± 0%
Legend(17AA 5069) 1% 12% ± 0%
HP(103C 90FA) 1% 15% ± 0%
ASRock(1849 5037) 0% 15% ± 1%
Acer(1025 1211) 0% 16% ± 0%
Sapphire(1DA2 E371) 0% 14% ± 0%
Legend(17AA 3804) 0% 17% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

System: HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690-00xx

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 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

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5 hrs ago.

very good beneficial and cost gpu


Excellent

13 hrs ago.

cheap yet effective


Excellent

2 days ago.


Good

16 days ago.

whatever resolution you put, it goes very bad


Excellent

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

17 days ago.

me gusta por la calidad precio para los gamers mas ajustados del 2020


Poor

10 days ago.

Just get a second hand gtx 960/970


Good

28 days ago.

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


Excellent

8 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

2 days ago.

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


Excellent

17 months ago.

Cheaper, less heat, and still a budget gaming option


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

4 months ago.

this is good for game only non hard cord games


Terrible

18 months ago.

Such a bad gpu and works terrible.


Average

7 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

19 months ago.

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


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