Release date: Q2 2017.


Release date ≤ Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 27,630 user samples
11,483 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 23% Device(1DA2 E367) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 17% Gigabyte(1458 22F3) 2GB
Poor: 17% Great: 23%
SPEED RANK: 135th / 608
16,147 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 16% Asus(1043 03B4) 1GB
Worst Bench: 14% Asus(1043 03B4) 1GB
Poor: 14% Great: 16%
SPEED RANK: 177th / 608
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
20.8 % Much faster effective speed.
14.6 %
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
68.3 fps Much better texture detail.
47.7 fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
56.2 fps Hugely faster multi rendering.
24.5 fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
45.5 fps Faster NBody calculation.
35.1 fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
71.5 fps Much faster complex splatting.
40.3 fps
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
79.2 fps Much better peak texture detail.
51.9 fps
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
61.8 fps Hugely faster peak multi rendering.
26.5 fps
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
53.1 fps Much faster peak NBody calculation.
38 fps
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
79.6 fps Hugely faster peak complex splatting.
43.7 fps
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
107 fps Slightly Better Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fps.
102 fps
Market Share
Based on 14,668,211 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 0.09 % Slightly higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % More popular.
58 %
21 Months Much more recent.
58+ Months
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
59.4 fps +4% 57.3 fps
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
81.7 fps Hugely better peak reflection handling.
38.4 fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
49.7 fps 51.9 fps +4%
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
76.3 fps Hugely better reflection handling.
35.5 fps

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]


Worked quite a bit better than the statistics say it should I got it running 50 or so FPS on Battlefront 2017 where they say the min system requirements are 2GB graphics ram and the 6850 only has 1gb I was running the thing with an FX-4100 of all things. [Nov '18 FIrestone]


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We calculate effective 3D speed which estimates gaming performance for the top 12 games. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield value for money. Our figures are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top GPUs. [GPUPro]


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