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 $ 99.0 $ 99.0 0 (0%)
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 22.4 FPS 31.4 FPS 9 (40%)
Average 1440p Performance 16.0 FPS 22.2 FPS 6.2 (39%)
Average 4K Performance 9.3 FPS 13.9 FPS 4.6 (49%)
Memory 2 GB 2 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5 $ 5.1 1.6 (46%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.9 $ 7.2 2.3 (47%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.5 $ 11.4 2.9 (34%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 64/100 2 (3%)
Our Verdict: The GTX 950 is faster by 39% for 1440p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 950 .

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AMD Radeon RX 550
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
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
37.2
2019 Metro Exodus
11.2
16.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
17.0
28.4
2018 Fallout 76
25.0
32.4
2018 Hitman 2
20.0
25.1
2018 Just Cause 4
16.1
23.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
17.4
25.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
16.1
34.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21.8
28.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
22.3
33.1
2017 For Honor
29.8
44.2
2017 Project CARS 2
21.1
31.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
25.5
37.9
2016 Overwatch
25.9
44.2
2016 Dishonored 2
15.4
22.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
19.1
24.9
2015 Rocket League
86.8
128.8
2015 Need For Speed
24.1
35.7
2015 Project CARS
23.1
34.2
2013 Crysis 3
21.9
39.0
2013 Battlefield 4
25.8
35.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
59.5
88.3
2009 League of Legends
111.6
165.6

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AMD Radeon RX 550
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
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
25.0
2019 Metro Exodus
8.7
12.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
14.0
24.3
2018 Hitman 2
13.0
16.2
2018 Just Cause 4
11.9
17.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12.2
18.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
12.2
25.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
11.2
18.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
16.1
23.9
2017 For Honor
17.4
25.8
2017 Project CARS 2
14.9
22.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
23.1
34.2
2016 Overwatch
18.2
30.6
2016 Dishonored 2
13.1
19.5
2015 Rocket League
37.2
55.2
2015 Need For Speed
18.6
27.6
2015 Project CARS
17.6
26.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
49.6
73.6
2009 League of Legends
62.0
92.0

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AMD Radeon RX 550
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
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
12.3
2019 Metro Exodus
5.5
8.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
9.0
16.2
2018 Hitman 2
8.0
9.7
2018 Just Cause 4
6.2
9.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
5.8
8.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
7.0
14.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
5.6
10.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
11.2
16.6
2017 For Honor
8.7
12.9
2017 Project CARS 2
12.4
18.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
19.3
28.7
2016 Overwatch
9.1
15.8
2016 Dishonored 2
10.4
15.5
2015 Rocket League
17.4
25.8
2015 Need For Speed
12.4
18.4
2015 Project CARS
12.4
18.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
44.6
66.2
2009 League of Legends
24.8
36.8

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 / Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz

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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