Average Bench: 13.8% (187th of 643)

more Based on 14,229 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 86.1% 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) 46.7fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 550 is just 2.55%. 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) 75.2fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 66.7fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,229 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.6 Lighting 49 56.5
67.9 Reflection 75.2 80.5
60.7 Parallax 66.7 75.9
12.9% 63.6 fps
Min Avg Max
35 MRender 49.6 61
43.5 Gravity 46.7 50.7
50 Splatting 65.1 78.4
14% 53.8 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Device(1642 1693) 2GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.50.32.03
Lighting 52
Reflection 80.5
Parallax 67.3
14% 66.6 fps
MRender 60.2
Gravity 47.5
Splatting 77.3
15% 61.7 fps
HP(103C 8424) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.40.38.02
Lighting 50.9
Reflection 74.2
Parallax 65.4
13% 63.5 fps
MRender 59.2
Gravity 46.8
Splatting 75.1
15% 60.4 fps
HP(103C 841E) 2GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver:
Lighting 48.7
Reflection 72.7
Parallax 64.2
13% 61.9 fps
MRender 36.6
Gravity 46.8
Splatting 51.8
13% 45.1 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,092,747 GPUs tested.

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Based on statistics from 14,229 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $79 @ launch in Apr '17)
HP(103C 841E) 41% 13% ± 0%
HP(103C 8424) 33% 14% ± 0%
Device(1642 1693) 4% 14% ± 0%
Sapphire(1DA2 E367) 4% 15% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0513) 3% 14% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22F3) 2% 14% ± 0%
MSI(1462 8A90) 2% 14% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0B04) 2% 13% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0553) 1% 16% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0511) 1% 14% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22FE) 1% 14% ± 0%
HP(103C 90FA) 1% 14% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0551) 1% 15% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2390) 1% 16% ± 1%
Acer(1025 1211) 1% 16% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 1% 15% ± 0%
XFX(1682 9550) 1% 15% ± 1%
ASRock(1849 5037) 0% 16% ± 0%
HP(103C 8391) 0% 16% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 230B) 0% 15% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0000) 0% 14% ± 0%
Sapphire(1DA2 E371) 0% 14% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 A550) 0% 15% ± 0%
HP(103C 836C) 0% 16% ± 0%
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Typical RX 550 Builds (Compare 2,322 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690-00xx

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 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

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4 days ago.

literally cant run rainbow 6 on a 2017 graphics card, good if you just use computer for emails n stuff


Excellent

16 hrs ago.

I am very satisfied with my video card, it removes all games without any problems, I think your site is doing unfairly, It is a very good video card


Good

1 day ago.

nice, so diferent than the r9 270


Excellent

1 day ago.

I just love it xD


Excellent

4 days ago.

whatever resolution you put, it goes very bad


Good

2 months 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.


Poor

4 months ago.

Just get a second hand gtx 960/970


Good

4 months ago.

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


Good

5 days ago.

I love this graphic card


Good

5 days ago.

dsad


Good

19 days 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

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

21 months ago.

Cheaper, less heat, and still a budget gaming option


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

8 months ago.

this is good for game only non hard cord games


Terrible

22 months ago.

Such a bad gpu and works terrible.


Average

11 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).


Excellent

22 months 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.


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