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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) where 512 are activated in the RX 550.

According to the specified peak performance, the chip should be similar fast as a Radeon Pro 455 in the MacBook Pro 2016. 

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. Due to the slower specs, the Radeon RX 550 should use slightly less in laptops. In Desktops the chip is rated at a TDP of 50 Watt.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon RX 500 Series
Radeon RX 580 (compare) 2304 @ 1257 - 1340 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) (compare) 2304 @ 1077 MHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) (compare) 1024 @ 1202 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) 512 @ 1100 - 1183 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 (compare) 512 @ 1219 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 12
ArchitecturePolaris
Pipelines512 - unified
Core Speed1100 - 1183 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12
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

3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
56  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
37  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
22  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x768
41.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
25.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
22  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
91  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
54  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
27  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
82  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
71  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
39  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
ultra 1920x1080
24 fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
65.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
58.3  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
55.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
29  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.