RX 550 with i7-7700K benchmarks at Medium 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. With current 2048 MB RAM, the RX 550 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

 RX 550 with i7-7700K benchmarks at Medium 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 Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Medium Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 79.0 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 62.4 FPS
Average 4K Performance 34.4 FPS
Memory 2 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.4
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.8
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.4
Series RX 550
Overall Combination Score 87/100 Excellent

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 . 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.

Game Performance at Medium Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
66
74.0
2019 Anthem
60
67.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
65
73.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
72
81.0
2019 Metro Exodus
60
67.2
2019 World War Z
77
86.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
72
81.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
60
67.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
71
79.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
68
76.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
65
73.0
2018 Fallout 76
72
81.0
2018 Hitman 2
68
76.0
2018 Just Cause 4
64
72.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
66
73.4
2018 Battlefield V
70
78.0
2017 Dawn of War III
78
87.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
68
76.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
65
72.4
2017 Destiny 2
78
87.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
64
72.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
70
77.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
70
78.3
2017 For Honor
77
85.8
2017 Project CARS 2
69
77.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
73
81.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
65
72.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
65
73.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
66
73.6
2016 Doom
88
98.7
2016 F1 2016
76
84.7
2016 Hitman
77
86.2
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
73
82.1
2016 The Division
70
78.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
72
80.5
2016 Battlefield 1
78
86.8
2016 Overwatch
73
81.9
2016 Dishonored 2
64
71.4
2015 DiRT Rally
81
90.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
67
75.1
2015 The Witcher 3
67
75.4
2015 Rocket League
128
142.8
2015 Need For Speed
72
80.1
2015 Project CARS
71
79.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
88
98.2
2013 Crysis 3
70
77.9
2013 Battlefield 4
73
81.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
115.5
2009 League of Legends
150
167.6

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
47
59.4
2019 Anthem
44
55.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
47
59.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
50
62.9
2019 Metro Exodus
43
54.7
2019 World War Z
54
67.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
51
64.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
40
50.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51
64.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
47
59.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
48
60.0
2018 Fallout 76
47
59.0
2018 Hitman 2
47
59.0
2018 Just Cause 4
46
57.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
46
58.2
2018 Battlefield V
48
61.0
2017 Dawn of War III
52
66.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
49
61.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
48
60.0
2017 Destiny 2
58
73.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
46
58.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
45
57.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
49
62.1
2017 For Honor
50
63.4
2017 Project CARS 2
48
60.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
55
69.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
49
61.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
46
57.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
49
62.2
2016 Doom
60
75.0
2016 F1 2016
54
68.4
2016 Hitman
54
67.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
51
63.8
2016 The Division
49
62.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
50
63.2
2016 Battlefield 1
54
68.4
2016 Overwatch
51
64.2
2016 Dishonored 2
47
59.1
2015 DiRT Rally
56
70.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
47
59.3
2015 The Witcher 3
48
60.2
2015 Rocket League
66
83.2
2015 Need For Speed
51
64.6
2015 Project CARS
50
63.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
58
73.3
2013 Crysis 3
47
59.3
2013 Battlefield 4
50
62.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
76
95.6
2009 League of Legends
86
108.0

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
23
33.0
2019 Anthem
21
30.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
22
32.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
23
33.3
2019 Metro Exodus
21
30.5
2019 World War Z
26
37.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
24
35.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
21
31.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
25
37.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
22
32.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
23
34.0
2018 Fallout 76
22
32.0
2018 Hitman 2
23
33.0
2018 Just Cause 4
21
31.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
21
30.8
2018 Battlefield V
23
34.1
2017 Dawn of War III
24
34.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
23
33.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
21
31.0
2017 Destiny 2
26
38.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22
32.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21
30.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
36.2
2017 For Honor
23
33.7
2017 Project CARS 2
26
37.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
31
44.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
21
30.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
25
36.5
2016 Doom
27
39.7
2016 F1 2016
26
38.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
23
34.1
2016 Battlefield 1
25
37.0
2016 Overwatch
23
34.1
2016 Dishonored 2
24
35.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
31.3
2015 Rocket League
29
42.4
2015 Need For Speed
26
37.4
2015 Project CARS
26
37.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
26
37.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
48
69.6
2009 League of Legends
34
49.8
RX 550 with i7-7700K at 1080p and Medium Quality settings
RX 550 with i7-7700K at 1440p and Medium Quality settings
RX 550 with i7-7700K at 4K and Medium 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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FALSEfluid 7 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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dwellerstaking 7 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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molecularvaseline 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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flyablepursuable 7 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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colagyr 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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adjectivesinver 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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barleyendowment 8 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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firefoxbarnaby 8 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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rowdyerring 8 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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halldomino 8 months ago
The RX550 is the best choice then, its a bit faster then the GT1030
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uprightlength 8 months ago
Radeon rx 550 vs rx 560
Hi!
Is it worth paying extra ~16€ for rx 560 if I don't play games? I am a graphic designer but I don't work with 3d or anything high demanding. So far I've managed to live with an old GeForce 8600 gt.
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raspdairy 8 months ago
If you use OpenCL accelleration for anything in your workflow, then yes. Otherwise, no.
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ejectionspinach 8 months ago
GPU/GTX 1050t/RX 550/RX 560
Hi there,

I'm looking for a present for my friend and I was wondering which of the following cards is better: GTX 1050ti 4GB, RX550 4GB, RX560 4GB.
1) Is there a model that gives more FPS than the others
2) Noise factor
3)Temperature
And I hope you can tell me about the compatibility: will an AMD card work with an i7 4... (4 generation) or i7 5...(5 generation) cpu ??
In my country they all cost from 150Euro to 200 Euro
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monsoonquirk 8 months ago
1050ti is better than rest of listed.
Difference between models is only cooling solution but i recommend gigabyte, Msi has superior cooling but it comes pricier.
Well my msi is quiet till 60*C and still, Unless you ramp up fans till 4krpm and then its audible like jet.
Temps? Cool, full speed 40*C under full load on aida64.
.... It doesnt matter if amd-intel nor intel-nvidia they dont have anything to do with compability, thats usually with motherboard and drivers.
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radiatorspiffy 9 months ago
OC RX550 Equal to RX560
Hello I Have RX550 OC From Sapphire and G4560 with H110M from Asrock.

I just realized that my rig is bottleneck. from http://thebottlenecker.com it's 11% from weak GPU
and above 10% consider as Bottleneck . and RX560 is the best one to pair with g4560.

I would to asking, if i overclock my gpu, +100 Mhz core clock, and +75 Mhz Memory clock.
does it will be equal to RX 560?

If it's not would you give me a suggestions, how far i can overclock Rx550 that would be equal to Rx560. so i can remove the bottleneck at least 9-10%. Thanks guys!
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swooshjackberry 9 months ago
I think you are overreacting to the term bottleneck, your GPU and CPU are a pretty good combo.

Overclocking your rx550 won't make it perform like a rx560 , that being said overclocking your rx550 is always an option to get the most performance out of the hardware you have.

go through the process and find whatever overclock settings your card can handle, here is a decent guide-
https://www.pcgamesn.com/hardware-guides/overclocking-guide-how-to-overclock/#overclock_GPU
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fridaytribune 9 months ago
RX 550 or GT 1030 For Photoshop
Hey everyone!

A friend of mine uses Photoshop , illustrator etc for work
I want to give him a gift and I can't decide between

Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030 2GB (80 EUR)
and
Gigabyte Radeon RX 550 2GB Gaming OC(100 EUR)

He doesn't know how to overclock and he wants a GPU basically for work not so much for games
(The GPU that he uses now is GeForce 9600 GT Asus Magic HDMI 512MB Edition
and he uses a CORE 2 QUAD Q6600 not overclocked CPU)

Basically I want to give him as a gift a better GPU than the 9600 GT but for Photoshop and editing not so much for games

He is a professional photographer
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