AMD Radeon RX 550
vs
AMD Radeon R7 265

AMD Radeon RX 550
AMD Radeon R7 265
RX 550 R7 265 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 550 AMD Radeon R7 265
Price $ 74.0 $ 149.0 75 (101%)
Year 2017 2014 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 57C 61C 4 (7%)
Max Fan Noise 36.2dB 43.6dB 7.4 (20%)
Recommended Power Supply 400W 500W 100 (25%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 22.8 FPS 32.6 FPS 9.8 (43%)
Average 1440p Performance 16.3 FPS 21.3 FPS 5 (31%)
Average 4K Performance 9.4 FPS 13.2 FPS 3.8 (40%)
Memory 2 GB 2 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5 $ 4.6 1.1 (31%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.9 $ 7.0 2.1 (43%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.4 $ 11.3 2.9 (35%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 60/100 6 (9%)
Our Verdict: The R7 265 is faster by 31% for 1440p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 550 .

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AMD Radeon RX 550
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
16
18.0
24
27.0
2019 Anthem
10
11.6
15
17.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
15
17.0
22
25.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
22
25.0
30
33.6
2019 Metro Exodus
10
11.2
13
15.0
2018 Just Cause 4
14
16.1
19
21.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
15
17.4
20
23.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
20
22.3
27
30.0
2017 For Honor
26
29.8
36
40.0
2017 Project CARS 2
18
21.1
25
28.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
22
25.5
30
34.3
2016 Dishonored 2
13
15.4
18
20.6
2015 Rocket League
78
86.8
104
116.5
2015 Need For Speed
21
24.1
29
32.3
2015 Project CARS
20
23.1
27
31.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
37
42.2
50
56.6
2013 Crysis 3
19
21.9
36
40.7
2013 Battlefield 4
23
25.8
31
35.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
53
59.5
71
79.9
2009 League of Legends
100
111.6
134
149.9

2560x1440

AMD Radeon RX 550
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
10
13.4
16
20.1
2019 Anthem
7
9.2
11
13.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
10
13.2
15
19.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
13
16.9
18
22.6
2019 Metro Exodus
6
8.7
9
11.7
2018 Just Cause 4
9
11.9
12
16.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
9
12.2
13
16.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
12
16.1
17
21.6
2017 For Honor
13
17.4
18
23.3
2017 Project CARS 2
11
14.9
16
20.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
18
23.1
24
31.0
2016 Dishonored 2
10
13.1
14
17.6
2015 Rocket League
29
37.2
40
50.0
2015 Need For Speed
14
18.6
20
25.0
2015 Project CARS
14
17.6
18
23.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
21
27.3
29
36.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
39
49.6
53
66.6
2009 League of Legends
49
62.0
66
83.3

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AMD Radeon RX 550
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
5
8.0
8
12.0
2019 Anthem
3
5.0
5
7.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
4
7.0
7
10.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
5
8.3
7
11.2
2019 Metro Exodus
3
5.5
5
7.3
2018 Just Cause 4
4
6.2
5
8.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
4
5.8
5
7.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
7
11.2
10
15.0
2017 For Honor
6
8.7
8
11.7
2017 Project CARS 2
8
12.4
11
16.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
13
19.3
18
26.0
2016 Dishonored 2
7
10.4
9
14.0
2015 Rocket League
12
17.4
16
23.3
2015 Need For Speed
8
12.4
11
16.6
2015 Project CARS
8
12.4
11
16.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
8
12.6
11
17.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
31
44.6
41
59.9
2009 League of Legends
17
24.8
23
33.3
RX 550 vs R7 265 with i7-7700K vs i7-4770K at 1920x1080 and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 550 vs R7 265 with i7-7700K vs i7-4770K at 2560x1440 and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 550 vs R7 265 with i7-7700K vs i7-4770K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 550 / i7-7700K

The RX 550 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. With current 2048 MB RAM, the RX 550 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. The RX 550 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With regards to max load temperature, the RX 550 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 2048 MB RAM, the RX 550 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

AMD Radeon R7 265 / i7-4770K

The R7 265 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. The price/performance ratio is excellent for R7 265 against the competition in budget graphics cards. With current 2048 MB RAM, the R7 265 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. With regards to max load temperature, the R7 265 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. This combination between R7 265 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between R7 265 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 2048 MB RAM, the R7 265 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX 550 vs R7 265 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 550 R7 265
Board NumberD090-01C630
Length5.7 inches 145 mm8.28 inches 210 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNone1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP50 W150 W

Clock Speeds

RX 550 R7 265
Boost Clock1183 MHz925 MHz
GPU Clock1100 MHz900 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective1400 MHz 5600 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 550 R7 265
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)Volcanic Islands (R7 200)
Launch Price79 USD149 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateApr 20th, 2017Feb 13th, 2014

Graphics Features

RX 550 R7 265
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (11_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.5
Shader Model65.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.77

Graphics Processor

RX 550 R7 265
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 1.0
Die Size103 mm²212 mm²
GPU NameLexaPitcairn
GPU VariantLexa PRO (215-0904018)Pitcairn PRO (215-0828062)
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors2,200 million2,800 million

Memory

RX 550 R7 265
Bandwidth112.0 GB/s179.2 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit256 bit
Memory Size2048 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 550 R7 265
Compute Units816
ROPs1632
Shading Units5121024
TMUs3264

Theoretical Performance

RX 550 R7 265
FP32 (float) performance1,211 GFLOPS1,894 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance75.71 GFLOPS (1:16)118.4 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate18.93 GPixel/s29.60 GPixel/s
Texture Rate37.86 GTexel/s59.20 GTexel/s

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