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AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) vs AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)

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 560X (Laptop)

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The AMD Radeon RX 560X for laptops (RX 560X Mobile) is a mid-range Polaris 11 / 21 gaming graphics card for laptops. Compared to the slightly older Radeon RX 560 for laptops (see for benchmarks), the RX 560X features only slightly altered clock speeds but should perform quite similar. Offers 1024 shader cores and a usual clock speed of 1175 - 1275 MHz. More information on the Polaris architecture and its features can be found here.

Currently AMD sells the mobile Radeon RX 560X with 4 GB GDDR5 (128 Bit) and a TDP of 60 - 80 Watt for around 50 - 60 Dollars to laptop manufacturers.

AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
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) 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 compare 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) 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 compare 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 compare 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 12Polaris 11
ArchitecturePolarisPolaris
Pipelines640 - unified1024 - unified
Core Speed1287 - 1476 (Boost) MHz1172 - 1275 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed6000 MHz6000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4 GB4 GB
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 12, OpenGL VulkanDirectX 12, OpenGL Vulkan
Power Consumption50 Watt60-80 Watt
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 Announcement21.03.2017 05.01.2017
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/...
Transistors3 Billion

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
10.9 pt (12%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
10.9 pt (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 1302     avg: 1410     median: 1410 (7%)     max: 1518 Points
min: 1909     avg: 1921     median: 1925 (10%)     max: 1929 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 1170     avg: 1281     median: 1280.5 (6%)     max: 1391 Points
min: 1786     avg: 1788     median: 1789 (8%)     max: 1790 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
239256 Points (32%)
189597 Points (25%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 89329     avg: 111552     median: 111552 (15%)     max: 133774 Points
min: 54961     avg: 56475     median: 56475 (8%)     max: 57989 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 8755     avg: 13374     median: 13493 (16%)     max: 17753 Points
min: 10106     avg: 13969     median: 13326 (16%)     max: 18476 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 17423     avg: 23661     median: 23049.5 (9%)     max: 31120 Points
min: 34407     avg: 35697     median: 35511 (14%)     max: 37173 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 2516     avg: 3379     median: 3248.5 (8%)     max: 4502 Points
min: 5316     avg: 5480     median: 5514 (14%)     max: 5575 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 2874     avg: 3806     median: 3645 (7%)     max: 5060 Points
min: 6262     avg: 6323     median: 6329 (12%)     max: 6370 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 106689     avg: 133221     median: 133221 (18%)     max: 159753 Points
min: 58223     avg: 62796     median: 61999 (8%)     max: 68167 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 4474     avg: 5408     median: 5226 (11%)     max: 6707 Points
min: 6415     avg: 7528     median: 7697 (16%)     max: 7991 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1619     avg: 4554     median: 4559 (7%)     max: 6589 Points
min: 6491     avg: 7970     median: 8211.5 (12%)     max: 8451 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
19829 Points (16%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
19829 Points (15%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
3DMark 06
23308 Points (35%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
min: 22783     avg: 24680     median: 25527 (39%)     max: 25730 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 4566     avg: 6203     median: 6202.5 (26%)     max: 7839 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
86.4 fps (31%)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
74 fps (27%)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 56.2     avg: 71.9     median: 67.1 (18%)     max: 97.2 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
min: 84.9     avg: 86.3     median: 86.3 (23%)     max: 87.7 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
98 % (98%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
98 % (98%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
183.2 fps (5%)
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
413.7 fps (3%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
70.2 fps (19%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
96.2 fps (7%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
67.9 fps (43%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
52.4 fps (17%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
93.9 fps (46%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
132.5 fps (18%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
77.8 fps (2%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
101.6 fps (0%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
743 Samples/s (3%)
min: 785     avg: 917     median: 917 (4%)     max: 1049 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
1609 Samples/s (3%)
min: 1574     avg: 1838     median: 1837.5 (3%)     max: 2101 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
921 Points (2%)
min: 2383     avg: 3451     median: 3450.5 (7%)     max: 4518 Points
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
86.3 Watt (12%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 43.8     avg: 62.2     median: 62.2 (14%)     max: 80.5 Watt
min: 90     avg: 94     median: 94 (21%)     max: 98 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency
0.3 Points per Watt (1%)
min: 0.2102     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (1%)     max: 0.2522 Points per Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency - external Monitor
0.3 Points per Watt (27%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1223     avg: 1235     median: 1234.5 (62%)     max: 1246 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1169 MHz (46%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) → 100% n=18

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) → 134% n=18

- 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.

Ghostwire Tokyo

Ghostwire Tokyo

2022
low 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
24.3 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
23.1 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
21.7 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
21.6 fps  fps
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

2022
low 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
17.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
8.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
5.4  fps
Elex 2

Elex 2

2022
low 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
12.6 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
5.5 fps  fps
low 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
24.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
18.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
15.8  fps
low 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
13.5 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
10.3 fps  fps
low 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
13.5 fps  fps
229%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
30.9 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
4.8 fps  fps
537%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
25.5 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
20.8 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
5.8 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
21.2 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
15.7 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
10.5 fps  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
40.8 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
32.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
26.9 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
22.9 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
35  fps
169%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
59  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
13  fps
262%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
34  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
10  fps
310%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
31  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
14  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
27  fps
233%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
63  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
13  fps
269%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
35  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
10  fps
260%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
26  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
8  fps
263%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
21  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
66.1 fps  fps
179%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
118 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
19.6 fps  fps
254%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
49.7 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
14.2 fps  fps
292%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
41.5 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
13.9 fps  fps
265%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
36.9 fps  fps
Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
3.4 fps  fps
1773%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
61  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
33  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
29  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
23  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
8.3 fps  fps
New World

New World

2021
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
56 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
27 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
24.2 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
19 fps  fps
Deathloop

Deathloop

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
fps  fps
442%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
39.7 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
23.2 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
19.8 fps  fps
F1 2021

F1 2021

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
57.1  fps
184%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
105  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
18.8  fps
276%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
51.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
14.5  fps
290%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
42  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
9.5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
53.4 fps  fps
171%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
91.5 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
35.3 fps  fps
182%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
64.1 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
31.6 fps  fps
175%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
55.2 fps  fps
Days Gone

Days Gone

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
20.7 fps  fps
260%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
53.9 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
34 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
30 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
21.3 fps  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
62 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
48.3 fps  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
63 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
34.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
33.3 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
27.1 fps  fps
Outriders

Outriders

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
42.4 fps  fps
154%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
65.1 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
15.8 fps  fps
230%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
36.4 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
12.4 fps  fps
235%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
29.1 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
9.5 fps  fps
271%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
25.7 fps  fps
Hitman 3

Hitman 3

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
31.3  fps
312%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
97.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
14.3  fps
273%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
39.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
10.3  fps
343%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
35.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
9.5  fps
353%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
33.5  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
35.4 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
18.1 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
14.4 fps  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
53  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
33  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
28  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
23  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
38 fps  fps
136%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
51.8 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
12.1 fps  fps
198%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
24 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
11.7 fps  fps
198%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
23.2 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
20.9 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
17  fps
341%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
58  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
8  fps
375%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
30  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
8  fps
263%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
21  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
25.6  fps
200%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
51.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
8.1  fps
357%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
28.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
23.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
18.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
20.3 fps  fps
238%
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop):
48.4 fps