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AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)

AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)

The AMD Radeon RX 550X is mobile mid-range graphics card for laptops based on the Polaris architecture. It features 640 shaders (10 CUs) or 512 shaders (8 CUs) with different clock speeds. The clock rate in the Lenovo Thinkpad E590 is 1176 MHz although AMD states up to 1287 MHz in the specifications (including the desktop version).

The performance should be similar to a Nvidia Geforce MX250 and therefore suited only for entry level gaming (e.g. less demanding games like Dota 2 or World of Tanks).

According to our information, the RX 550X is currently sold with 4 GB GDDR5 memory for around 30 - 40 dollars to laptop manufacturers.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon RX 500X Series
Radeon RX 580X (Laptop) compare 2304 @ 1340 MHz
Radeon RX 570X (Laptop) compare 2048 @ 1168 MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 550X (Laptop) 640 @ 1176 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 12
ArchitecturePolaris
Pipelines640 - unified
Core Speed1176 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 Announcement10.01.2019
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
10.8 pt (11%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 1162     avg: 1165     median: 1164.5 (8%)     max: 1167 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1049     avg: 1050     median: 1050 (7%)     max: 1051 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 147087     avg: 184578     median: 184578 (35%)     max: 222068 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 10371     avg: 11530     median: 11529.5 (17%)     max: 12688 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 19931     avg: 20039     median: 20039 (10%)     max: 20147 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 3232     avg: 3245     median: 3245 (11%)     max: 3258 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 3678     avg: 3688     median: 3688 (9%)     max: 3698 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 5440     avg: 5503     median: 5502.5 (14%)     max: 5565 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 5332     avg: 5345     median: 5344.5 (10%)     max: 5357 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
51.3 fps (10%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 944     avg: 1823     median: 1822.5 (6%)     max: 2701 Points
- 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.

F1 2018

F1 2018

2018
low 1280x720
52  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
26 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
20  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
low 1280x720
47  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
21  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
18  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
11 42 ~ 27 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
9.6 32.4 ~ 21 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
9.2 28.8 ~ 19 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
46.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
20.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
13.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
75.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
26.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
25.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
69.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
52.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
23.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1024x768
65.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
39.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
20.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
74.8 fps 98 fps ~ 86 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
69.6 fps 87 fps ~ 78 fps    + Compare