Average Bench: 12.8% (219th of 667)

more Based on 16,008 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 87.2% 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) 15.3fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 15.7fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 550 is just 2.48%. 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) 24.2fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 21fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,008 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.5 Lighting 15.3 16.6
19 Reflection 24.2 28.2
18.7 Parallax 21 23.2
12.4% 20.2 fps
Min Avg Max
13.9 MRender 20.5 26.6
14.8 Gravity 15.7 16.2
16.7 Splatting 20.1 25.3
13.3% 18.8 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: 20.50.02.10
Lighting 16
Reflection 27.5
Parallax 21.3
13% 21.6 fps
MRender 26
Gravity 15.8
Splatting 21.6
14% 21.1 fps
HP(103C 841E) 2GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 21.11.1
Lighting 15.1
Reflection 21.1
Parallax 20.7
12% 19 fps
MRender 15.7
Gravity 15.7
Splatting 18
13% 16.5 fps
HP(103C 841E) 2GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.50.02.10
Lighting 15
Reflection 19.7
Parallax 19.8
12% 18.2 fps
MRender 15.5
Gravity 15.6
Splatting 17.8
13% 16.3 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,267,871 GPUs tested.

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $79 @ launch in Apr '17)
HP(103C 841E) 47% 13% ± 1%
HP(103C 8424) 32% 13% ± 1%
Sapphire(1DA2 E367) 6% 14% ± 0%
Device(1642 1693) 4% 13% ± 2%
Legend(17AA 5069) 3% 11% ± 1%
HP(103C 90FA) 1% 13% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0511) 1% 13% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0513) 1% 13% ± 1%
XFX(1682 9550) 1% 12% ± 3%
AMD(1002 0B04) 1% 13% ± 1%
MSI(1462 8A90) 1% 11% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0553) 0% 11% ± 5%
Acer(1025 1211) 0% 12% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 0% 14% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22F3) 0% 14% ± 0%
ASRock(1849 5001) 0% 15% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22FE) 0% 13% ± 0%
HP(103C 836C) 0% 9% ± 0%
Legend(17AA 36F4) 0% 11% ± 0%
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Typical RX 550 Builds (Compare 5,348 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690-00xx

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

6 days ago.

low price, but not really good performances


Excellent

5 months ago.

Just get a second hand gtx 960/970


Excellent

2 months ago.

can provide up to 8k viewing and supports enough games within fps limits


Excellent

27 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

uking gpu so expensive yet so slow


Poor

1 month ago.

Bugs with the new drivers in 2021.


Good

1 month ago.

Very cheap and can run a lot of games acceptably.


Average

10 months ago.

Cheaper, less heat, and still a budget gaming option


Good

9 months ago.

good graphics card for a budget


Good

4 years ago.


Terrible

10 months ago.

Such a bad gpu and works terrible.


Terrible

3 months ago.

this is good for game only non hard cord games


Good

21 days ago.

Best buy GTA VI 600 FPS, CYBERPUNK 1000 FPS


Good

13 days ago.

it can run COD Cold War on Minimum


Average

2 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).


Good

11 months 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


Average

8 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.


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

12 months 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


Good

8 months ago.

Replaced my GT630 with the 2g version of this and it completely changed my gaming experience. If you have a potato like me this might be what you need.


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