AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) vs AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) vs AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)

AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)

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The AMD Radeon RX 560 for laptops (RX 560M) is a mid-range Polaris 11 / 21 gaming graphics card for laptops. It was first shown at CES 2017 in the Lenovo Legion Y520 as the "AMD RX 560M" with up to 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM. As the desktop RX 560 it can be based on the Polaris 21 and 11 chip (RX 560 and RX 460) with 986 or 1024 shaders. The performance should be similar to the desktop variants, with slightly reduced clock speeds.

More information on the Polaris architecture and its features can be found here.

AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)

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The AMD Radeon RX 570 for laptops (RX 570M) is a mid-range Polaris 10 gaming graphics card for laptops. It was first shown at CES 2017 in the Samsung Odyssey gaming notebook as an alternative to the GeForce GTX 1070. According to preliminary specifications from Samsung, the supposed RX 570M will ship in 4 GB and 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM variants. The RX 570M is expected to be a rebrand of the old RX 470 for laptops with the possibility of small bumps to the clock speed and/or shader count. As a result, gaming performance should be similar or slower to its desktop version. The Nvidia equivalent will likely be the GeForce GTX 1060 or GeForce 1050 Ti based on performance predictions.

More information on the Polaris architecture and its features can be found here.

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 560 (Laptop)AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
ManufacturerAMDAMDAMD
Radeon RX 500 Series
Radeon RX 590 2304 @ 1469 - 1545 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 2304 @ 1257 - 1340 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 2048 @ 1168 - 1244 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) 2304 @ 1077 MHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) 2048 @ 926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) 1024 @ 1172 - 1275 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 1024 @ 1090 - 1292 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) 640 @ 1287 - 1476 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X 512 @ 1219 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 512 @ 1219 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 590 2304 @ 1469 - 1545 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 2304 @ 1257 - 1340 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 2048 @ 1168 - 1244 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) 2304 @ 1077 MHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) 2048 @ 926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) 1024 @ 1172 - 1275 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 1024 @ 1090 - 1292 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) 640 @ 1287 - 1476 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X 512 @ 1219 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 512 @ 1219 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 590 2304 @ 1469 - 1545 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 2304 @ 1257 - 1340 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 2048 @ 1168 - 1244 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) 2304 @ 1077 MHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) 2048 @ 926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) 1024 @ 1172 - 1275 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 1024 @ 1090 - 1292 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) 640 @ 1287 - 1476 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X 512 @ 1219 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 512 @ 1219 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 11Polaris 10 ProPolaris 12
ArchitecturePolarisPolarisPolaris
1024 - 2048 - 640 -
Core1090 - 1292 (Boost) MHz926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz1287 - 1476 (Boost) MHz
Memory6000 MHz7000 MHz6000 MHz
Bus128 Bit256 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory4096 MB8192 MB4096 MB
nonono
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12DirectX 12
Transistors3000 Million
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSyncDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0b, AMD FreeSyncDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSync
Size
Introduced05.01.2017 05.01.2017 21.03.2017
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/...

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 1302     avg: 1410     median: 1410 (10%)     max: 1518 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1170     avg: 1281     median: 1280.5 (9%)     max: 1391 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
239256 Points (45%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 89329     avg: 111552     median: 111552 (15%)     max: 133774 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 11994     avg: 13162     median: 13138 (20%)     max: 14354 Points
min: 8755     avg: 13374     median: 13493 (20%)     max: 17753 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 36424     avg: 36501     median: 36528 (19%)     max: 36552 Points
min: 17423     avg: 23661     median: 23049.5 (12%)     max: 31120 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 4699     avg: 4893     median: 4899 (17%)     max: 5081 Points
min: 2516     avg: 3379     median: 3248.5 (11%)     max: 4502 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 5705     avg: 5900     median: 5738 (14%)     max: 6258 Points
min: 2874     avg: 3806     median: 3645 (9%)     max: 5060 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 106689     avg: 133221     median: 133221 (18%)     max: 159753 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 6828     avg: 7117     median: 6955 (18%)     max: 7567 points
min: 4474     avg: 5408     median: 5226 (14%)     max: 6707 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 8296     avg: 8323     median: 8329 (16%)     max: 8345 points
min: 1619     avg: 4554     median: 4559 (9%)     max: 6589 points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
743 Samples/s (14%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
1609 Samples/s (15%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
921 Points (3%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 84     avg: 88.5     median: 88.5 (19%)     max: 93 Watt
min: 43.8     avg: 62.1     median: 62.1 (14%)     max: 80.47 Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) → 89%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
63  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
35  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
30  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
27  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
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low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
53.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
32.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
28.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
21.4  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
54.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
26.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
6.5  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
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Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
151.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
87.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
63  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
50.2  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
35.9  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
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low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
70.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
47  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
43  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
17  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
59  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
49.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
41.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
36.3  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
»
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
56.3 (!)  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
39.5 (!)  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
21.8 (!)  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
36  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
23  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
19  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
9  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
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Destiny 2

Destiny 2

2017
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
106.5 (!)  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
47.5 (!)  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
44.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
36.2  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
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FIFA 18

FIFA 18

2017
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
154.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
144.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
125.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
124.3  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
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F1 2017

F1 2017

2017
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
100  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
66  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
47  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
24  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
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low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
108.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
49.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
45.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
12.5  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
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Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
176.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
83.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
49.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
28.6  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
196.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
96.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
69  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
79  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
63.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
36.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
29.3  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
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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
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
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Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
224.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
176.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
95.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
47.9  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
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Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
38.7  fps
145%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
56  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
60.9  fps
61%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
37  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
22.2  fps
99%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
22  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
15.4  fps
136%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
21  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
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Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
»
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
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
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low 1024x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
51.8 71.9 ~ 62 fps
110%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
44.3 91 ~ 68 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
47.4 51.6 ~ 50 fps
90%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
36 54 ~ 45 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
30.6 35.1 ~ 33 fps
70%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
18 27 ~ 23 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
24.1 27.8 ~ 26 fps
81%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
21  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
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Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
»
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
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
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low 1024x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
99.5  fps
54%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
53.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
64.4  fps
53%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
34  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
34.1 35.2 ~ 35 fps
50%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
17.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
19.6 fps 20.7 fps ~ 20 fps
120%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
24 fps  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
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Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
83.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
70  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
34.9 40.3 ~ 38 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
23.9 26.4 ~ 25 fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
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Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
38.3  fps
170%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
65.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
35.4  fps
165%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
58.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
34.5  fps
160%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
55.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
30.6  fps
95%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
29  fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
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Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
»
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
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
»
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
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
88.6 151.4 ~ 120 fps
138%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
155.3 159.4 183 ~ 166 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
75.3 141 ~ 108 fps
96%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
88.3 90.7 133 ~ 104 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
70.1 129.6 ~ 100 fps
71%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
21.9 72.6 73.5 117 ~ 71 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
40.1 44.2 ~ 42 fps
88%
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
22.2 22.4 67 ~ 37 fps
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
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Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
»
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
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop):
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Average Gaming AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) → 103%

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