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AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)

AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)

The AMD Radeon RX 550 is mobile mid-range graphics card for laptops based on the Polaris 12 chip . It is manufactured in an improved 14 nm FinFET process at Globalfoundries or Samsung. The Polaris 12 chip (codename Lexa) is a smaller chip than the Polaris 11 and 21 and uses the improved 14nm process that allows higher clock rates than the first generation (Radeon RX 400 series). It features 640 shaders (10 CUs) and (at least in the Pavilion 15t) all cores are activated in the mobile version (where 512 are activated in the desktop RX 550).

According to the specified peak performance, the chip should be similar fast as a Radeon Pro 455 in the MacBook Pro 2016. In our tests it reaches the Radeon Pro 455 and bests the Nvidia GeForce MX150, but stays behind the GeForce GTX 1050.

The features of the Radeon RX 550 are identical to the faster RX 460 and all other Polaris chips. See more details on the Polaris architecture here.

The power envelope of the faster Radeon Pro 460 is rated at 35 Watt according to the AMD blog post. In our tests with The Witcher 3, the GPU needed in the Pavilion 15t 80 Watt and positiones itself between the much more power efficient MX150 and the GTX 1050.

Radeon RX 500 Series
Radeon RX 590 compare 2304 @ 1.47 - 1.55 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 compare 2304 @ 1.26 - 1.34 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 compare 2048 @ 1.17 - 1.24 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) compare 2304 @ 1.08 GHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) compare 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) compare 1024 @ 1.17 - 1.28 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) compare 1024 @ 1.09 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) 640 @ 1.29 - 1.48 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X compare 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 compare 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 12
ArchitecturePolaris
Pipelines640 - unified
Core Speed1287 - 1476 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed6000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4 GB
Shared Memoryno
APIDirectX 12, OpenGL Vulkan
Power Consumption50 Watt
technology14 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSync
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement21.03.2017
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
10.9 pt (12%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
- 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.

Ghostwire Tokyo

Ghostwire Tokyo

2022
low 1920x1080
24.3 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
23.1 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
21.7 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21.6 fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Lowest Settings 1280x720
28.9 fps
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

2022
low 1920x1080
17.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
8.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
5.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Lowest Preset (DX12) 1280x720
45.4 fps
Elex 2

Elex 2

2022
low 1920x1080
12.6 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
5.5 fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Low / Off 1280x720
18.7 fps
low 1920x1080
24.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
18.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
15.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset 1280x720
31.8 fps
low 1920x1080
13.5 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
10.3 fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Quality 1280x720
22.5 fps
low 1920x1080
13.5 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
4.8 fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset 1280x720
25.2 fps
low 1280x720
35  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
13  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset 1920x1080
18 fps
low 1280x720
27  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
13  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset 1920x1080
16 fps
low 1280x720
66.1 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
19.6 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
14.2 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13.9 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset (DX12) 1920x1080
38.3 fps
Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6

2021
low 1280x720
3.4 fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Graphics Quality 1920x1080
fps
low 1280x720
8.3 fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset 1920x1080
6.5 fps
Deathloop

Deathloop

2021
low 1280x720
fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2021

F1 2021

2021
low 1280x720
57.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
18.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
14.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
53.4 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
35.3 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
31.6 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset 1920x1080
38.6 fps
Days Gone

Days Gone

2021
low 1280x720
20.7 fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset 1920x1080
19.6 fps
Outriders

Outriders

2021
low 1280x720
42.4 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
15.8 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.4 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9.5 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset 1920x1080
27.4 fps