RX 550 with Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz 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 Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz benchmarks at Medium Quality settings
AMD Radeon RX 550
Price $ 99.0
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 78.4 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 62.0 FPS
Average 4K Performance 34.3 FPS
Memory 2 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.9
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.5
Series RX 550
Overall Combination Score 87/100 Excellent

Game Performance at Medium Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

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

Resolution 2560x1440

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

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
33.0 FPS
2019 Anthem
30.0 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
32.0 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
33.3 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
30.5 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35.2 FPS
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
31.3 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
37.0 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
32.3 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
34.0 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
32.0 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
33.0 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
31.2 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
30.8 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
34.1 FPS
2017 Dawn of War III
34.9 FPS
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
33.6 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
31.0 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
38.3 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
32.0 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
30.6 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36.2 FPS
2017 For Honor
33.7 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
37.4 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
44.3 FPS
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
30.9 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
36.5 FPS
2016 Doom
39.7 FPS
2016 F1 2016
38.1 FPS
2016 Total War: Warhammer
34.1 FPS
2016 Battlefield 1
37.0 FPS
2016 Overwatch
34.1 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
35.4 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
31.3 FPS
2015 Rocket League
42.4 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
37.4 FPS
2015 Project CARS
37.4 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
69.6 FPS
2009 League of Legends
49.8 FPS

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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bogeycycle 1 month 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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yoisydiesel 1 month 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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pugsleyimprudent 1 month 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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vocalistheels 1 month 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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acutenesspace 1 month 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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acutenesspace 1 month 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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swooshjackberry 2 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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compeltindows 2 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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muscleacceptor 2 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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scentedmoldwarp 2 months ago
The RX550 is the best choice then, its a bit faster then the GT1030
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ivanhoebrewery 2 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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ancestorantarctic 2 months ago
If you use OpenCL accelleration for anything in your workflow, then yes. Otherwise, no.
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creamedmax 2 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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halldomino 2 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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pugsleyimprudent 3 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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hammerlogger 2 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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aridstreak 3 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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