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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.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon Pro 5000M Series
Radeon Pro 5500M 1536 @ 1300 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
Radeon Pro 5300M (compare) 1280 @ 1250 (Boost) MHz128 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 Memory8192 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12, Shader 6.4
Transistor Count6400 Million
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

Benchmarks

3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
- 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.

med. 1920x1080
75  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
61  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
54.3  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
35  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
16.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
74  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
56.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
50.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
44.7  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
28  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
12.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
GRID 2019

GRID 2019

2019
ultra 1920x1080
46.3  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
36.6  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
23.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
50  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
35  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
ultra 1920x1080
144  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
124  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
90  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
41.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
30.8  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
21.4  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
3.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
139  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
41.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
29.2  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
18.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..