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AMD Radeon RX 540X vs AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)

AMD Radeon RX 540X

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The AMD Radeon RX 540X is mobile mid-range graphics card for laptops based on the Polaris 12 chip (most likely). It is manufactured in an improved 14 nm FinFET process and technically similar to the older Radeon RX 540. The only difference so far is a 4% higher theoretical peak performance (1.25 versus 1.2 TFLOPS according to AMD). Compared to Nvidia graphics cards, the gaming performance should be between the GeForce GTX 950M and GTX 960M.

The similar named Radeon 540X (without RX) offers a smaller memory bus and therefore also a slightly reduced performance.

The features of the Radeon RX 540X 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 540 use slightly less.

AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)

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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) and (at least in the Pavilion 15t) all cores are activated in the mobile version (where 512 are activated in the desktop RX 550).

According to the specified peak performance, the chip should be similar fast as a Radeon Pro 455 in the MacBook Pro 2016. In our tests it reaches the Radeon Pro 455 and bests the Nvidia GeForce MX150, but stays behind the GeForce GTX 1050.

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. In our tests with The Witcher 3, the GPU needed in the Pavilion 15t 80 Watt and positiones itself between the much more power efficient MX150 and the GTX 1050.

AMD Radeon RX 540XAMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon RX 500 Series
Radeon RX 590 compare 2304 @ 1.47 - 1.55 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 compare 2304 @ 1.26 - 1.34 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 compare 2048 @ 1.17 - 1.24 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) compare 2304 @ 1.08 GHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) compare 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) compare 1024 @ 1.17 - 1.28 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) compare 1024 @ 1.09 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) 640 @ 1.29 - 1.48 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 compare 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 590 compare 2304 @ 1.47 - 1.55 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 compare 2304 @ 1.26 - 1.34 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 compare 2048 @ 1.17 - 1.24 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) compare 2304 @ 1.08 GHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) compare 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) compare 1024 @ 1.17 - 1.28 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) compare 1024 @ 1.09 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) 640 @ 1.29 - 1.48 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 compare 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 12Polaris 12
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Polaris
Pipelines512 - unified640 - unified
Core Speed1219 (Boost) MHz1287 - 1476 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed6000 MHz6000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_0DirectX 12
Transistors2200 Million
technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSyncDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSync
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement21.03.2018 21.03.2017
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.amd.com/de/products/graphics...http://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
14.3 pt (15%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 1302     avg: 1410     median: 1410 (8%)     max: 1518 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 1170     avg: 1281     median: 1280.5 (6%)     max: 1391 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
239256 Points (37%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 89329     avg: 111552     median: 111552 (15%)     max: 133774 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 8755     avg: 13374     median: 13493 (18%)     max: 17753 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 17423     avg: 23661     median: 23049.5 (11%)     max: 31120 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 2516     avg: 3379     median: 3248.5 (8%)     max: 4502 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 2874     avg: 3806     median: 3645 (7%)     max: 5060 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 106689     avg: 133221     median: 133221 (18%)     max: 159753 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 4474     avg: 5408     median: 5226 (12%)     max: 6707 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1619     avg: 4554     median: 4559 (7%)     max: 6589 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
3DMark 06
23308 Points (43%)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
86.5 fps (37%)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 56.21     avg: 73.8     median: 67.9 (19%)     max: 97.2 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
98 % (98%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
743 Samples/s (8%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
1609 Samples/s (5%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
921 (2%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 43.8     avg: 62.1     median: 62.1 (14%)     max: 80.47 Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) → NAN% n=

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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.

low 1024x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
59.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
48.7  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
24  fps
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
56  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
37  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
22  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
21  fps
low 1280x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
41.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
25.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
22  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
44.3 91 ~ 68 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
36 54 ~ 45 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
18 27 ~ 23 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
21  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
82  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
71  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
39  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
27  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
53.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
34  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
17.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
24 fps  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
65.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
58.3  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
55.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
29  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
49  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
44.9  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
29.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
17  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
90  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
85.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
59.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
28.4  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
155.3 159.4 183 ~ 166 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
88.3 90.7 133 ~ 104 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
21.9 72.6 73.5 117 ~ 71 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
22.2 22.4 67 ~ 37 fps
low 1024x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
289.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
149.5  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
114.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
51.2  fps

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