RX 550 with Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

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. This combination between RX 550 and AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ has less than 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss. With current 2048 MB RAM, the RX 550 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

 RX 550 with Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
AMD Radeon RX 550
Price $ 74.0
Year 2017
Maximum Recorded Temperature 57C
Max Fan Noise 36.2dB
Recommended Power Supply 400W
Benchmark CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ ($149.95)
CPU Impact on FPS -11.5 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % -50.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 11.0 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 7.9 FPS
Average 4K Performance 4.5 FPS
Memory 2 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 7.2
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 10.0
4K Cost Per Frame $ 17.6
Series RX 550
Variant AMD Radeon RX 550
Overall Combination Score 66/100 Good

The RX 560 might be the entry-level flagship of the latest GCN 4.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most budget PC gamers. On the other hand, the RX 550 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 79. AMD ’s xx50 cards have always been defined by budget prices with performance that knocks on the door of entry-level graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 4.0 graphics card inside the RX 550, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX 560 $ 99
18.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 460 $ 140
15.0 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 $ 79
12.3 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 550 $ 79
4.3 FPS

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX 560 $ 99
29.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 460 $ 140
23.0 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 $ 79
22.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 550 $ 79
6.5 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX 560 $ 99
27.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 460 $ 140
24.0 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 $ 79
22.7 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 550 $ 79
7.9 FPS

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX 560 $ 99
23.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 460 $ 140
20.0 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 $ 79
17.7 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 550 $ 79
6.1 FPS

Battlefield V (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX 560 $ 99
43.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 460 $ 140
32.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 550 $ 79
8.4 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 $ 79
19.0 FPS

The RX 550 sits between the RX 460 and the GT 1030, falling slower than RX 460 by 45.5% and faster than GT 1030 by 15.8%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. For this benchmark, there is no hope for RX 550 against the RX 460. Against its rival - the GT 1030, the RX 550 is much slower. Compared to its higher sibling, the RX 550 was much slower than the RX 560 by more than 20%.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
2
6.9
2019 Anthem
1
4.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
2
6.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
3
9.5
2019 Metro Exodus
1
4.3
2019 World War Z
4
11.5
2019 Gears of War 5
2
6.2
2019 F1 2019
2
7.8
2019 GreedFall
2
7.0
2019 Borderlands 3
1
4.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
3
9.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
1
4.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
3
8.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
3
7.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
2
6.5
2018 Fallout 76
3
9.5
2018 Hitman 2
2
7.6
2018 Just Cause 4
2
6.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
2
6.6
2018 Strange Brigade
3
10.0
2018 Battlefield V
3
8.4
2017 Dawn of War III
4
12.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
3
7.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
2
6.3
2017 Destiny 2
4
12.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
2
6.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
3
8.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
3
8.5
2017 For Honor
4
11.4
2017 Project CARS 2
3
8.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
3
9.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
2
6.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
2
6.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
2
6.7
2016 Doom
6
16.3
2016 F1 2016
4
11.0
2016 Hitman
4
11.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
3
10.0
2016 The Division
3
8.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
3
9.3
2016 Battlefield 1
4
11.8
2016 Overwatch
3
9.9
2016 Dishonored 2
2
5.9
2015 DiRT Rally
5
13.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
2
7.3
2015 The Witcher 3
2
7.4
2015 Rocket League
12
33.1
2015 Need For Speed
3
9.2
2015 Project CARS
3
8.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
6
16.1
2013 Crysis 3
3
8.4
2013 Battlefield 4
3
9.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
8
22.7
2009 League of Legends
16
42.6

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
1
5.1
2019 Anthem
1
3.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
1
5.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
2
6.5
2019 Metro Exodus
1
3.3
2019 World War Z
3
8.4
2019 Gears of War 5
1
4.5
2019 F1 2019
2
5.5
2019 GreedFall
1
5.1
2019 Borderlands 3
1
3.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
2
7.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
0
1.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
2
6.9
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1
5.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
2
5.3
2018 Fallout 76
1
5.0
2018 Hitman 2
1
5.0
2018 Just Cause 4
1
4.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
1
4.7
2018 Strange Brigade
2
6.9
2018 Battlefield V
2
5.7
2017 Dawn of War III
2
7.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
2
5.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
2
5.3
2017 Destiny 2
3
10.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
1
4.7
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
1
4.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
2
6.1
2017 For Honor
2
6.6
2017 Project CARS 2
2
5.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
3
8.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
2
6.0
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
1
4.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
2
6.2
2016 Doom
4
11.1
2016 F1 2016
3
8.6
2016 Hitman
3
8.2
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
2
6.8
2016 The Division
2
6.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
2
6.6
2016 Battlefield 1
3
8.5
2016 Overwatch
2
6.9
2016 Dishonored 2
1
5.0
2015 DiRT Rally
3
9.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
1
5.1
2015 The Witcher 3
2
5.4
2015 Rocket League
5
14.2
2015 Need For Speed
2
7.1
2015 Project CARS
2
6.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
3
10.4
2013 Crysis 3
1
5.1
2013 Battlefield 4
2
6.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
7
18.9
2009 League of Legends
9
23.7

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
1
3.1
2019 Anthem
0
1.9
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
1
2.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
1
3.2
2019 Metro Exodus
0
2.1
2019 World War Z
1
4.8
2019 Gears of War 5
1
2.8
2019 F1 2019
1
3.5
2019 GreedFall
0
2.1
2019 Borderlands 3
0
1.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
1
3.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
0
2.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
1
4.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1
2.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
1
3.4
2018 Fallout 76
1
2.7
2018 Hitman 2
1
3.1
2018 Just Cause 4
0
2.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
0
2.2
2018 Strange Brigade
1
3.8
2018 Battlefield V
1
3.5
2017 Dawn of War III
1
3.8
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
1
3.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
0
2.3
2017 Destiny 2
1
5.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
1
2.7
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
0
2.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
1
4.3
2017 For Honor
1
3.3
2017 Project CARS 2
1
4.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
2
7.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
0
2.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
1
4.4
2016 Doom
2
5.6
2016 F1 2016
1
5.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
1
3.5
2016 Battlefield 1
1
4.6
2016 Overwatch
1
3.5
2016 Dishonored 2
1
4.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
0
2.4
2015 Rocket League
2
6.6
2015 Need For Speed
1
4.7
2015 Project CARS
1
4.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
1
4.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
6
17.0
2009 League of Legends
3
9.5
RX 550 with Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

RX 550 Specifications

RX 550 Board Design

Board NumberD090-01
Length5.7 inches 145 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNone
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP50 W

RX 550 Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1183 MHz
GPU Clock1100 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective

RX 550 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)
Launch Price79 USD
ProductionActive
Release DateApr 20th, 2017

RX 550 Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL2
OpenGL4.5
Shader Model6
Vulkan1.1.82

RX 550 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 4.0
Die Size103 mm²
GPU NameLexa
GPU VariantLexa PRO (215-0904018)
Process Size14 nm
Transistors2,200 million

RX 550 Memory

Bandwidth112.0 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit
Memory Size2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

RX 550 Render Config

Compute Units8
ROPs16
Shading Units512
TMUs32

RX 550 Theoretical Performance

FP16 (half) performance1,211 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance1,211 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance75.71 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate18.93 GPixel/s
Texture Rate37.86 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

AMD Radeon RX 550 review: A thrilling budget graphics card with a perplexing price The laser-focused Radeon RX 550 could have been the graphics card e-sports enthusiasts were waiting for.
Radeon RX 550 is AMD’s first graphics card based on new silicon since its Polaris 11-based Radeon RX 460. The company says RX 550 is 1080p-capable in a number of popular e-sports games, adding ...
AMD's total board power rating for the Radeon RX 550 is 50W, and we measured worst-case gaming power consumption at 47W. Due to aggressive throttling, MSI's RX 550 Aero ITX 2GB does even better ...
The AMD Radeon RX 550 is based on a new Polaris GPU known as Polaris 12 and internally known as Lexa Pro. This card would feature only 512 stream processors, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs.
The AMD Radeon RX 500 series will also be utilizing a refreshed reference cooling system. All cards except the Radeon RX 550 will use dual fan cooling solutions as standard which means better cooling.
The Radeon RX 550 Mobile is a graphics card by AMD, launched in July 2017. Built on the 14 nm process, and based on the Lexa graphics processor, in its Lexa PRO variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0.

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vocalistheels 8 months ago
GT1030 2GB Vs RX550 2GB?
Which should I take GT1030 2GB Vs RX550 2GB? please don't ask me to increase budget.
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barbonboxy 8 months ago
The same performance, but GT 1030 is trustful. Don't need to care about anything like BIOS, Driver, etc...
And, some lower budget than RX 550.
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mercifultuesday 8 months ago
Rx 550 4gb vs rx 560 2gb
Both have the same cost, so what is worth more 2x vram from 550 or 2x stream processors from 560+ clock speed?
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robbriefcase 8 months ago


vram is irrelevant to actual performance
the same for stream processors

the 560 is superior

the gtx 1050 ti should be around the same price and is better
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underpassaffected 8 months ago
RX 550 vs GT 1030
How do the RX 550 and the GT 1030 compare?

If the RX 550 is better, are there any low profile single slot cards out there?
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casuallythinning 8 months ago
The RX 550 is a little bit faster than the GT 1030. Low profile single slot cards also exist.

The problem here is that the RX 550 is currently more expensive than it is really worth. It is only 14% faster but is - more expensive.
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awedcuddly 9 months ago
Fanless vs fan GPUs (GT 1030/RX 550)
I noticed that some manufacturers have made fanless versions of these budget GPUs. However, are there any difference in gaming performance between fanless and fan? If not, then I'll consider buying the fanless one for my silent gaming PC build
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acutenesspace 9 months ago
Usually the fanless components are slower, due to lower clock speeds in order to keep temperatures down. You know how if you overclock something it runs hotter? The reverse is also true. You don't get something for nothing. If you want silence you usually have to give up some performance.

The real question here is even if they are slower, does it matter? Maybe they are still fast enough to suit your purposes. For instance, maybe for you 50fps silent is better than 60fps with fan noise. On the other hand, if these low budget cards barely manage 35fps in the games you want to play, giving up even a small amount of performance is out of the question.
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hinnisdalteith 9 months ago
RX 550, R7 250 or GT 1030?
Been searching for a graphics card for a friend, prefferably one that doesnt need a 6 pin PCIE power connector, since his psu doesn't have one, and i've been stuck between these ones. Please help. Also, I'm reffering to the GDDR5 version of all the cards.
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synthesisgem 9 months ago
The RX550 is the best choice then, its a bit faster then the GT1030
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