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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 5500 4GB Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 1% 35%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1% 35%
Halo: Reach 68% 79%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 39% 11%
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 11%
Borderlands 3 7% 31%
FIFA 20 46% 65%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 17% 25%
eFootball PES 2020 31% 56%
Detroit: Become Human 54% 2%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 5500 4GB.

The RX 5500 has a 70 MHz higher core clock speed than the Vega Frontier, but the Vega Frontier has 128 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 5500. As a result, the Vega Frontier exhibits a 195.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RX 5500. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 5500 has a 70 MHz higher core clock speed than the Vega Frontier, but the Vega Frontier has 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 5500. As a result, the Vega Frontier exhibits a 49 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 5500. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 5500 was released over a year more recently than the Vega Frontier, and so the RX 5500 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Vega Frontier.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Vega Frontier has 12288 MB more video memory than the RX 5500, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Vega Frontier also has superior memory performance overall.

The Vega Frontier has 32 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 5500, which means that the memory performance of the Vega Frontier is noticeably better than the RX 5500.

The Radeon RX 5500 4GB has 1408 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 5500 is 1689 and the actual shader performance of the Vega Frontier is 4260. The Vega Frontier having 2571 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Vega Frontier delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 5500.

The RX 5500 transistor size technology is 7 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Vega Frontier. This means that the RX 5500 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Vega Frontier.

The Radeon RX 5500 4GB requires 110 Watts to run and the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB requires 275 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 5500 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the Vega Frontier. The Vega Frontier requires 165 Watts more than the RX 5500 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Vega Frontier may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 5500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 33.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

33.3 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 61.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

61.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 36.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

36.1 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 79.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

79.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 37.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

37.8 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 75.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

75.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 38.7 FPS on Control

Control

38.7 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 61.3 FPS on Control

Control

61.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 39.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

39.4 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 65.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

65.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 40.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

40.6 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 94.1 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

94.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 44 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

44 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 69.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

69.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 48.1 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

48.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 49.3 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

49.3 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 85.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

85.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 49.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

49.4 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 84.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

84.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 52.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

52.7 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 58.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

58.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 55.6 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

55.6 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 99.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

99.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 61.7 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

61.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 63.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

63.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 63.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

63.3 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 83.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

83.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 65.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

65.3 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 93.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

93.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 65.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

65.9 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 176.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

176.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 68.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

68.4 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 139.3 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

139.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 69.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

69.3 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 111.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

111.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 72.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

72.9 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 114 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

114 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 77.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

77.1 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 120.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

120.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 79.8 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

79.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 83.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

83.8 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 156.7 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

156.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 85.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

85.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 96.6 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

96.6 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 68.4 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

68.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 105.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

105.5 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 190.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

190.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 22.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

22.7 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 56 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

56 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 25.2 FPS on Control

Control

25.2 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 39.2 FPS on Control

Control

39.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 26 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

26 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 47.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

47.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 26.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

26.6 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 45.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

45.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 29.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

29.1 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 44 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

44 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 29.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

29.3 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 64.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

64.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 38 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

38 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 73.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

73.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 42.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

42.9 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 72.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

72.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 48.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

48.7 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 61.6 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

61.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 58 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

58 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 105.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

105.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 65.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

65.6 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 120.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

120.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 66.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

66.4 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 120.7 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

120.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 12.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

12.8 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 24.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

24.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 16.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

16.8 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 31.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

31.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 19.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.8 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 44.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

44.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 20.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

20.1 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 33.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

33.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 24.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

24.2 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 48.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

48.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 31.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

31.5 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 53.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

53.3 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1670 MHzvs1600 MHz
Boost Clock1845 MHzvs-
ArchitectureNaviVega 10 XT
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date18 Nov 2019vs05 Jun 2017
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
10
1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080 - vs green tick
10
2560x1440 - vs green tick
9.6
3840x2160 - vs green tick
7.6

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs16384 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs2048 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsHBM-2
Memory Bandwidth224GB/secvs256GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1408vs4096
Actual Shader Performance81%vs100%
Technology7nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs256
Texture Rate213.8 GTexel/svs409.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate53.4 GPixel/svs102.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs4
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power110 Wattsvs275 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 30 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz-
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs3840x2160

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The Radeon RX 5500 4GB is an entry-level graphics card which is part of the AMD Radeon RX 5000 series, announced on October 7th, 2019.

Architecture
It is powered by the 7nm Navi GPU, which has 1408 shader processing units, [xx] TMUs and [xx]] ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1670 MHz and goes up to 1845 MHz when the boost mode is triggered.

Memory
The RX 5500 4GB comes with a 4GB frame buffer of GDDR6 video memory through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 110W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
The Radeon RX 5500 4GB been built as a Low/Mid performance graphics card for 2019. Its direct competitor is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super. It will run most triple AAA titles released during 2019 on medium to high graphics at 1080p screen resolution. With adjustments and lowering anti aliasing this RX 5500 4GB card can confidently maintain 60+ frames per seconds on high graphic settings at 1080p. Moving to 1440p screen resolution and the graphics card may need to be adjusted down to medium in order to maintain 50-60+ fps.

System Suggestions
The Radeon RX 5500 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a mid range R5 Ryzen processor and at least 8GB of system memory for optimal gaming performance from the RX 5500 4GB.
Overview
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB is a Prosumer Graphics Card based on the Fourth (4.0) Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The Vega 10 XT GPU offers support for HBM-2 Memory, DirectX 12.0 and Open GL 4.5. Vega 10 XT is the Full Variant of the GPU with 64 Compute Units activated, offering 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit is clocked at 1600MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with stacked HBM2 Memory and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 2048-bit memory interface.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 16GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
The Vega 10 GPU itself is aimed for 4K Gaming. The 16GB HBM2 framebuffer should be enough to prevent it bottlenecking performance in any AAA title at 4K.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 275W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors.

Performance
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB is equal to the GeForce GTX 1080 in terms of gaming performance. However, it is primarily designed as a workstation graphics card and is not great value for money as a gaming GPU.
The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is available in two versions - air cooled and the more expensive water-cooled. Specs are otherwise identical. System Suggestions
Radeon RX Vega Nova 16GB HBM2 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840 x2160 (4K). We recommend a Very Strong Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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