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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 5500M 4GB Radeon R9 M365X 4GB
Cyberpunk 2077 26% 438%
Hitman 3 63% 600%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 15% 392%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 11% 376%
FIFA 21 37% 171%
Grand Theft Auto VI 77% 657%
Far Cry 6 82% 679%
Genshin Impact 26% 438%
Battlefield 6 63% 600%
Resident Evil 8 26% 438%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 5500M 4GB are massively better than the AMD Radeon R9 M365X 4GB.

The RX 5500M has a 750 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the R9 M365X. This results in the RX 5500M providing 96 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 5500M has a 750 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the R9 M365X. This results in the RX 5500M providing 34 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 5500M was released over three years more recently than the R9 M365X, and so the RX 5500M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the R9 M365X when running the latest games.

The Radeon RX 5500M 4GB and the Radeon R9 M365X 4GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R9 M365X has 64 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 5500M, which means that the memory performance of the R9 M365X is much better than the RX 5500M.

The Radeon RX 5500M 4GB has 1408 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 M365X 4GB has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 5500M is 1506 and the actual shader performance of the R9 M365X is 340. The RX 5500M having 1166 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 5500M delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R9 M365X.

The RX 5500M transistor size technology is 21 nm (nanometers) smaller than the R9 M365X. This means that the RX 5500M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R9 M365X.

The Radeon RX 5500M 4GB requires 85 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 M365X 4GB requires 50 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 5500M. The RX 5500M requires 35 Watts more than the R9 M365X to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 5500M may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R9 M365X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1375 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock1645 MHzvs-
ArchitectureNaviGCN 1.0 Venus PRO
OC Potential - vs Good
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date07 Oct 2019vs09 Jun 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed2001 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth-vs64GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1408vs640
Actual Shader Performance72%vs16%
Texture Mapping Units88vs40
Texture Rate121 GTexel/svs25 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate44 GPixel/svs10 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections3vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power85 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3580U 4-Core 2.1GHzvsIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

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

It is powered by the 7nm Navi GPU, which has 1408 shader processing units, 88 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 1375 MHz and goes up to 1645 MHz when the boost mode is triggered.

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

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 85W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

The Radeon RX 5500M 4GB been built as a Low/Mid performance graphics card for 2019. Its direct competitor is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070M. 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 Radeon RX 5500M 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 5500M 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 5500M 4GB.
Radeon R9 M365X 4GB is a Fast-Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Generation of the Graphics Core Next Architecture (GCN).

Radeon R9 M365X 4GB Features a GPU Codenamed Venus PRO which is a First Gen GCN GPU and is identical to the Cape GPU used on the Desktop Radeon R7 250X.
Venus PRO has 10 Compute Units Unlocked and thus offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

The Central Unit is Clocked at 625MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1000MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 4GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However, because the GPU itself is too weak to work under other circumstances in which 4GB of Memory are needed - such as 4K Gaming, a Large Frame Buffer is mostly a Gimmick.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 50W, it is suited for large laptops.

Radeon R9 M365X 4GB is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon R9 M265X.
Performance is Comparable to the Desktop Radeon R7 250.

System Suggestions
Radeon R9 M365X 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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