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 $ 99.0 $ 149.0 50 (51%)
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 22.4 FPS 31.5 FPS 9.1 (41%)
Average 1440p Performance 16.0 FPS 20.2 FPS 4.2 (26%)
Average 4K Performance 9.3 FPS 12.9 FPS 3.6 (39%)
Memory 2 GB 2 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5 $ 4.7 1.2 (34%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.9 $ 7.4 2.5 (51%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.5 $ 11.6 3.1 (36%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 60/100 6 (9%)
Our Verdict: The R7 265 is faster by 41% for 1080p 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
18.0
27.0
2019 Anthem
11.6
17.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17.0
25.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
25.0
33.6
2019 Metro Exodus
11.2
15.0
2018 Just Cause 4
16.1
21.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
17.4
23.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
22.3
30.0
2017 For Honor
29.8
40.0
2017 Project CARS 2
21.1
28.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
25.5
34.3
2016 Dishonored 2
15.4
20.6
2015 Rocket League
86.8
116.5
2015 Need For Speed
24.1
32.3
2015 Project CARS
23.1
31.0
2013 Crysis 3
21.9
40.7
2013 Battlefield 4
25.8
35.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
59.5
79.9
2009 League of Legends
111.6
149.9

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AMD Radeon RX 550
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
13.4
20.1
2019 Anthem
9.2
13.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
13.2
19.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
16.9
22.6
2019 Metro Exodus
8.7
11.7
2018 Just Cause 4
11.9
16.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12.2
16.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
16.1
21.6
2017 For Honor
17.4
23.3
2017 Project CARS 2
14.9
20.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
23.1
31.0
2016 Dishonored 2
13.1
17.6
2015 Rocket League
37.2
50.0
2015 Need For Speed
18.6
25.0
2015 Project CARS
17.6
23.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
49.6
66.6
2009 League of Legends
62.0
83.3

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AMD Radeon RX 550
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8.0
12.0
2019 Anthem
5.0
7.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7.0
10.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
8.3
11.2
2019 Metro Exodus
5.5
7.3
2018 Just Cause 4
6.2
8.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
5.8
7.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
11.2
15.0
2017 For Honor
8.7
11.7
2017 Project CARS 2
12.4
16.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
19.3
26.0
2016 Dishonored 2
10.4
14.0
2015 Rocket League
17.4
23.3
2015 Need For Speed
12.4
16.6
2015 Project CARS
12.4
16.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
44.6
59.9
2009 League of Legends
24.8
33.3

AMD Radeon RX 550 / Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz

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 / Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz

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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