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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 - 1560 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
Radeon RX 5500M 1408 @ 1327 - 1645 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 14000 MHz
Radeon RX 5300M (compare) 1408 @ 1036 - 1445 (Boost) 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

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.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

2019
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.
ultra 1920x1080
58.6  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
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
ultra 1920x1080
122  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
122  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
96  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
76  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
66  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
47.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
35.6  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
23.9  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
6.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
119  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
47.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
34.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
79  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
74  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
64  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
64  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
49.1  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
33.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
134  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
69.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
48.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
35.8  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
19.4  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
6.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.