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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 5000 Series
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
26.2 pt (27%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 4024     avg: 4395     median: 4408.5 (30%)     max: 4738 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 4167     avg: 4293     median: 4314.5 (29%)     max: 4376 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 207184     avg: 210925     median: 210925 (39%)     max: 214666 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 21898     avg: 28006     median: 22627 (34%)     max: 39492 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 46119     avg: 52163     median: 49056 (25%)     max: 64420 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 10080     avg: 10834     median: 10890 (37%)     max: 11476 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 11754     avg: 12265     median: 12276 (30%)     max: 12753 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 12449     avg: 13977     median: 13081.5 (34%)     max: 16271 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 16302     avg: 16749     median: 16613 (32%)     max: 17668 points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 123     avg: 133     median: 128 (28%)     max: 148 Watt
- 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.

Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

2020
low 1280x720
182  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
123  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
78.5 80 ~ 79 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
55.1 58.4 ~ 57 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
38  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
19  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
152  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
108  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
0 (!) 44.9 ~ 22 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
0 (!)  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
105  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
72.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
56.5 58.1 ~ 57 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
35.4  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
15.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
109  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
103  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
81.5 90.8 ~ 86 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
64.5 67.4 ~ 66 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
44.4  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
20.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
92  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
63  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
40.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
med. 1920x1080
57.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
52.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
50.1 58.6 ~ 54 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
40.1  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
19.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
63  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
57.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
52.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
45.8  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
41  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
14.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
112  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
94  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
81  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
64  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
35.4  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
20.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
GRID 2019

GRID 2019

2019
med. 1920x1080
81  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
67  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
36.7  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
29.9  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
15.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
58  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
53  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
48  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26  fps    + Compare