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AMD Radeon Pro 5500M

AMD Radeon Pro 5500M

The AMD Radeon Pro 5500M is a mobile mid-range graphics card based on the Navi 14 chip (RDNA architecture) manufactured in the modern 7nm process. It features all 24 CUs of the chip (=1,536 shaders) and therefore 2 more CUs than the similar named mobile Radeon RX 5500M and desktop RX 5500. However, the clock speed of the GPU and memory is reduced by quite a bit in the Pro models. It was announced in the high end models of the 2019 Apple MacBook Pro 16 with 4 or 8 GB of GDDR6 graphics memory.

The Navi 14 chip uses the new RDNA (Radeon DNA) microarchitecture which is a successor the the GCN instruction set. It features a new processor design, a multi-level cache hierarchy and an improved rendering pipeline with support for GDDR6 memory.

The performance of the Pro 5500M is said to be up to 2.1x compared to the old Radeon RX 560X (predecessor). Although the GPU has two more CUs than the Radeon RX 5500M, the slower core clock speed leads to a 13% slower peak performance according to AMD (4 versus 4.6 TFLOPS). Therefore, the gaming performance should be slightly below the Radeon RX 5500M which was about 1.9x faster than the Pro 560X (Alpha 15 vs MBP15 2019) in games under Windows. Compared to Nvidia GPUs, the performance should be between the GeForce GTX 1650 and GeForce GTX 1060.

The similar RX 5500M chip is specified with a TDP of 85 Watt and therefore 20 Watt more than the slower clocked Radeon RX5300M. In games the power consumption of the chip ranges between 64 and 105 Watt (Ghost Recon gameplay recorded with HWInfo64). However, according to AMD the Pro 5500M is rated at a TGP of 50 Watt and may therefore use selected chips.

Radeon Pro 5000M Series

Radeon Pro 5500M 1536 @ 1.3 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
Radeon Pro 5300M compare 1280 @ 1.25 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
CodenameNavi 14
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA
Pipelines1536 - unified
Core Speed1300 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed12000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory8 GB
Shared Memoryno
APIDirectX 12, Shader 6.4, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption50 Watt
Transistor Count6.4 Billion
technology7 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.4 w/DFSC, HDMI 2.0b, Radeon Media Engine (H.264 4K150 decode, 4K90 encode / H.265 4K90 decode, 4K60 encode / VP9 4K90 decode)
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement13.11.2019


3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
specvp12 3dsmax-05 +
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 +
specvp13 snx-03 +
specvp13 showcase-02 +
specvp13 medical-02 +
specvp13 maya-05 +
specvp13 energy-02 +
specvp13 creo-02 +
specvp13 catia-05 +
specvp13 3dsmax-06 +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
Power Consumption - GFXBench Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen Power Consumption 150cd *
92.1 Watt (36%)
Emissions Witcher 3 Fan Noise +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
85  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
31  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
43.1  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
med. 1920x1080
21.7  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.