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AMD Radeon RX 5500M

AMD Radeon RX 5500M

The AMD Radeon RX 5500M (or RX 5500 Mobile Graphics) is a mobile mid-range graphics card based on the Navi 14 chip (RDNA architecture) manufactured in the modern 7nm process. It features 1,408 cores clocked at 1,645 MHz (max. Boost, 1448 MHz max game clock) and fast GDDR6 graphics memory (14 Gbps).

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 RX5500M should be between the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q and the normal GeForce GTX 1660 Ti according to AMD. That means it should be best suited for Full HD (1920x1080) with high or maximum settings in demanding games. AMD states that the 5500M should be able to hit a performance of up to 4,6 TFLOPS (theoretical) versus 5,2 (+12%) of the desktop Radeon 5500. In our gaming benchmarks with the MSI Alpha 15, the RX 5500M however was slightly slower on average than the older GTX 1060 (mobile) and therefore between GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q.

The 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). In the MSI Alpha 15 the power consumption was clearly higher than the GTX 1060 and GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q and only slightly below a normal GTX 1660 Ti (measured in The Witcher 3 with an external monitor).

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon RX 5000M Series
Radeon RX 5700M compare 2304 @ 1720 MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
Radeon RX 5600M compare 2304 @ 1265 MHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
Radeon RX 5500M 1408 @ 1327 - 1645 MHz128 Bit @ 14000 MHz
Radeon RX 5300M compare 1408 @ 1036 - 1445 MHz96 Bit @ 14000 MHz
CodenameNavi 14 / R19M-E85
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA
Pipelines1408 - unified
Core Speed1327 - 1645 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed14000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory4096 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 Announcement29.09.2019
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
23.7 pt (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 4024     avg: 4395     median: 4408.5 (25%)     max: 4738 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 4167     avg: 4293     median: 4314.5 (23%)     max: 4376 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 10080     avg: 10834     median: 10890 (36%)     max: 11476 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 12449     avg: 13977     median: 13081.5 (34%)     max: 16271 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 16302     avg: 16749     median: 16613 (28%)     max: 17668 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
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.

FIFA 21

FIFA 21

2020
low 1280x720
176 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
169 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
168 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
164 fps  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
163 fps  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
106 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Star Wars Squadrons

Star Wars Squadrons

2020
low 1280x720
196 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
172 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
163 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
147 fps  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
93.8 fps  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
31.5 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mafia Definitive Edition

Mafia Definitive Edition

2020
low 1280x720
64.3 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
55 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
50 fps  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
35.8 fps  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
18.5 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Serious Sam 4

Serious Sam 4

2020
low 1280x720
75.5 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
51 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
48.4 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
24.6 fps  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
16 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Flight Simulator 2020

Flight Simulator 2020

2020
low 1280x720
41.9 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
39.9 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
27.8 fps