AMD Radeon RX 550
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950

AMD Radeon RX 550
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
RX 550 GTX 950 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 550 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Price $ 74.0 $ 89.0 15 (20%)
Year 2017 2015 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 57C 73C 16 (28%)
Max Fan Noise 36.2dB 39.7dB 3.5 (10%)
Recommended Power Supply 400W 440W 40 (10%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
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 32.4 FPS 9.6 (42%)
Average 1440p Performance 16.3 FPS 23.1 FPS 6.8 (42%)
Average 4K Performance 9.4 FPS 14.1 FPS 4.7 (50%)
Memory 2 GB 2 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5 $ 4.9 1.4 (40%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.9 $ 6.9 2 (41%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.4 $ 11.3 2.9 (35%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 64/100 2 (3%)
Our Verdict: The GTX 950 is faster by 42% for 1440p gaming.

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AMD Radeon RX 550
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
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
33
37.2
2019 Metro Exodus
10
11.2
14
16.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
15
17.0
25
28.4
2018 Fallout 76
22
25.0
29
32.4
2018 Hitman 2
18
20.0
22
25.1
2018 Just Cause 4
14
16.1
21
23.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
15
17.4
23
25.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
14
16.1
30
34.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
19
21.8
25
28.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
20
22.3
29
33.1
2017 For Honor
26
29.8
39
44.2
2017 Project CARS 2
18
21.1
28
31.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
22
25.5
34
37.9
2016 Overwatch
23
25.9
39
44.2
2016 Dishonored 2
13
15.4
20
22.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
17
19.1
22
24.9
2015 Rocket League
78
86.8
115
128.8
2015 Need For Speed
21
24.1
32
35.7
2015 Project CARS
20
23.1
30
34.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
37
42.2
56
62.6
2013 Crysis 3
19
21.9
35
39.0
2013 Battlefield 4
23
25.8
31
35.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
53
59.5
79
88.3
2009 League of Legends
100
111.6
149
165.6

2560x1440

AMD Radeon RX 550
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
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
20
25.0
2019 Metro Exodus
6
8.7
10
12.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
11
14.0
19
24.3
2018 Hitman 2
10
13.0
12
16.2
2018 Just Cause 4
9
11.9
14
17.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
9
12.2
14
18.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
9
12.2
20
25.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
8
11.2
14
18.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
12
16.1
19
23.9
2017 For Honor
13
17.4
20
25.8
2017 Project CARS 2
11
14.9
17
22.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
18
23.1
27
34.2
2016 Overwatch
14
18.2
24
30.6
2016 Dishonored 2
10
13.1
15
19.5
2015 Rocket League
29
37.2
44
55.2
2015 Need For Speed
14
18.6
22
27.6
2015 Project CARS
14
17.6
20
26.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
21
27.3
32
40.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
39
49.6
58
73.6
2009 League of Legends
49
62.0
73
92.0

3840x2160

AMD Radeon RX 550
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
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
8
12.3
2019 Metro Exodus
3
5.5
5
8.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
6
9.0
11
16.2
2018 Hitman 2
5
8.0
6
9.7
2018 Just Cause 4
4
6.2
6
9.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
4
5.8
6
8.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
4
7.0
10
14.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
3
5.6
7
10.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
7
11.2
11
16.6
2017 For Honor
6
8.7
9
12.9
2017 Project CARS 2
8
12.4
12
18.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
13
19.3
20
28.7
2016 Overwatch
6
9.1
11
15.8
2016 Dishonored 2
7
10.4
10
15.5
2015 Rocket League
12
17.4
18
25.8
2015 Need For Speed
8
12.4
12
18.4
2015 Project CARS
8
12.4
12
18.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
8
12.6
13
18.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
31
44.6
46
66.2
2009 League of Legends
17
24.8
25
36.8
RX 550 vs GTX 950 with i7-7700K vs i7-4790K at 1920x1080 and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 550 vs GTX 950 with i7-7700K vs i7-4790K at 2560x1440 and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 550 vs GTX 950 with i7-7700K vs i7-4790K 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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 / i7-4790K

With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 950 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. The GTX 950 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 950 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX 550 vs GTX 950 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 550 GTX 950
Length5.7 inches 145 mm7.94 inches 202 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNone1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP50 W90 W

Clock Speeds

RX 550 GTX 950
Boost Clock1183 MHz1188 MHz
GPU Clock1100 MHz1024 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective1653 MHz 6612 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 550 GTX 950
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)GeForce 900
Launch Price79 USD159 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 20th, 2017Aug 20th, 2015

Graphics Features

RX 550 GTX 950
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model66.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 550 GTX 950
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Maxwell 2.0
Die Size103 mm²228 mm²
GPU NameLexaGM206
GPU VariantLexa PRO (215-0904018)GM206-250-A1
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors2,200 million2,940 million

Memory

RX 550 GTX 950
Bandwidth112.0 GB/s105.8 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit128 bit
Memory Size2048 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 550 GTX 950
ROPs1632
Shading Units512768
TMUs3248

Theoretical Performance

RX 550 GTX 950
FP32 (float) performance1,211 GFLOPS1,825 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance75.71 GFLOPS (1:16)57.02 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate18.93 GPixel/s38.02 GPixel/s
Texture Rate37.86 GTexel/s57.02 GTexel/s

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