Average Bench: 12.9% (216th of 665)

more Based on 15,588 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 87.0% 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) 15.6fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 15.8fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 550 is just 2.15%. 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) 24.1fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 21.1fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,588 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.9 Lighting 15.6 16.9
19.7 Reflection 24.1 28.3
19.5 Parallax 21.1 23.8
12.6% 20.3 fps
Min Avg Max
14.6 MRender 20.5 26.6
14.8 Gravity 15.8 16.8
17.6 Splatting 20.3 25.4
13.4% 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: 19.40.38.02
Lighting 16.1
Reflection 27.6
Parallax 21.4
13% 21.7 fps
MRender 26.3
Gravity 15.8
Splatting 20
14% 20.7 fps
Device(1642 1693) 2GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 21.7.1
Lighting 15.8
Reflection 16.7
Parallax 21.6
13% 18 fps
MRender 26.6
Gravity 16.1
Splatting 20
14% 20.9 fps
HP(103C 841E) 2GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.50.02.10
Lighting 16.2
Reflection 24
Parallax 21.8
13% 20.7 fps
MRender 15.9
Gravity 16.2
Splatting 21.9
13% 18 fps
HP(103C 841E) 2GB
CLim: 1183 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.50.02.10
Lighting 15.4
Reflection 22.1
Parallax 20.7
12% 19.4 fps
MRender 15.1
Gravity 16
Splatting 17.6
13% 16.2 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,840,054 GPUs tested.

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Based on statistics from 15,588 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $79 @ launch in Apr '17)
HP(103C 841E) 49% 13% ± 0%
HP(103C 8424) 30% 13% ± 1%
Device(1642 1693) 4% 14% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0513) 3% 13% ± 2%
HP(103C 90FA) 2% 13% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0511) 2% 13% ± 0%
Legend(17AA 5069) 2% 12% ± 0%
Sapphire(1DA2 E367) 2% 14% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B04) 1% 13% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22FE) 1% 13% ± 1%
XFX(1682 9550) 1% 14% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0551) 1% 14% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22F3) 0% 13% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0553) 0% 14% ± 0%
MSI(1462 8A90) 0% 12% ± 1%
PowerColor(148C 2390) 0% 15% ± 0%
Legend(17AA 36F4) 0% 11% ± 1%
HP(103C 8391) 0% 16% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2380) 0% 13% ± 0%
ASRock(1849 5037) 0% 13% ± 0%
HP(103C 836C) 0% 15% ± 0%
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Typical RX 550 Builds (Compare 4,706 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.

Good

5 days ago.

Is very good and the price is accessible!


Good

3 months ago.

low price, but not really good performances


Excellent

21 days ago.

Just get a second hand gtx 960/970


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

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.


Good

7 days ago.

Bugs with the new drivers in 2021.


Good

2 month ago.

Very cheap and can run a lot of games acceptably.


Average

6 months ago.

Cheaper, less heat, and still a budget gaming option


Good

5 months ago.

good graphics card for a budget


Good

4 years ago.


Terrible

6 months ago.

Such a bad gpu and works terrible.


Good

5 months ago.

this is good for game only non hard cord games


Excellent

2 month ago.

Best buy GTA VI 600 FPS, CYBERPUNK 1000 FPS


Good

2 months ago.

it can run COD Cold War on Minimum


Average

21 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

7 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

4 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

7 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

4 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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