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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 5500 4GB Radeon RX 560 2GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 1% 43%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1% 43%
Halo: Reach 68% 55%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 39% 96%
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 96%
Borderlands 3 7% 51%
FIFA 20 46% 24%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 17% 64%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 54% 35%
eFootball PES 2020 31% 3%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 5500 4GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 560 2GB.

The RX 5500 has a 495 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 560. This results in the RX 5500 providing 138.6 GTexel/s better texturing performance. 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 495 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the RX 560. This results in the RX 5500 providing 34.6 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. 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 RX 560, 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 RX 560.

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 RX 5500 has 2048 MB more video memory than the RX 560, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RX 5500 also has superior memory performance overall.

The RX 5500 has 112 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 560, which means that the memory performance of the RX 5500 is massively better than the RX 560.

The Radeon RX 5500 4GB has 1408 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon RX 560 2GB has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 5500 is 1689 and the actual shader performance of the RX 560 is 1306. The RX 5500 having 383 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 5500 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 560.

The RX 5500 transistor size technology is 7 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RX 560. This means that the RX 5500 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RX 560.

The Radeon RX 5500 4GB requires 110 Watts to run and the Radeon RX 560 2GB requires 80 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 5500 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 560. The RX 5500 requires 30 Watts more than the RX 560 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the RX 5500 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the RX 560.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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

Metro: Exodus

33.3 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

36.1 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

37.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 38.7 FPS on Control

Control

38.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 39.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

39.4 FPS

Radeon RX 560 2GB gets 18 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

18 FPS

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

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

40.6 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

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

Just Cause 4

49.4 FPS

Radeon RX 560 2GB gets 35.9 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

35.9 FPS

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

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

52.7 FPS

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

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

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

The Witcher III

65.3 FPS

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

Rise of the Tomb Raider

65.9 FPS

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

Forza Horizon 4

68.4 FPS

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

Far Cry: New Dawn

69.3 FPS

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

Far Cry 5

72.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 77.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

77.1 FPS

Radeon RX 560 2GB gets 33 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

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

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

105.5 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

22.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 25.2 FPS on Control

Control

25.2 FPS

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

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

26 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 26.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

26.6 FPS

Radeon RX 560 2GB gets 11 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

11 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

29.1 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

29.3 FPS

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

The Division 2

38 FPS

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

Hitman 2 (2018)

42.9 FPS

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

The Witcher III

48.7 FPS

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

Far Cry 5

58 FPS

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

Rise of the Tomb Raider

65.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 66.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

66.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 12.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

12.8 FPS

Radeon RX 560 2GB gets 6.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

6.4 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

16.8 FPS

Radeon RX 560 2GB gets 16.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

16.5 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.8 FPS

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

Just Cause 4

20.1 FPS

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

Far Cry: New Dawn

24.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 31.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

31.5 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1670 MHzvs1175 MHz
Boost Clock1845 MHzvs1275 MHz
ArchitectureNaviGCN 1.3 Baffin XT
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date18 Nov 2019vs18 Apr 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
8.7
2560x1440 - vs green tick
6.3
3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.8

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224GB/secvs112GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1408vs1024
Actual Shader Performance81%vs63%
Technology7nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs64
Texture Rate213.8 GTexel/svs75.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate53.4 GPixel/svs18.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs5120x2880
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power110 Wattsvs80 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 30 Ampsvs450 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz-
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

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 RX 560 2GB is an Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the 4th Generation of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Polaris 21 which has 16 Compute Units activated and thus 1024 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz, 7GHz effective.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 80W, it requires at least a 450W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power, meaning no Extra Connectors are required.

Performance
This graphics card was designed and marketed towards the competitive MOBO gamers. A light weight, small form factor GPU solution that offers mobility, so that gamers travelling to events can bring a smaller cheaper gaming rig. The Radeon RX 560 2GB can play most modern games at medium graphics selection on a 900p screen res and expect around 45+FPS

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 560 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. Higher resolutions will be an issue due to the limited 2GB of VRAM.. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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