Radeon_RX_550_4GB
AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB [not released]

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2.1
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How well can the Radeon RX 550 4GB run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this Radeon RX 550 4GB graphics card can still meet and run indie system requirements and some of the less demanding AAA games. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

What FPS performance can the Radeon RX 550 4GB get on latest AAA 2019 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. 205 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon RX 550 4GB can run Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Borderlands 3 returns a weak 6 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon RX 550 4GB ran Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Another game tested was Borderlands 3, L: 12FPS, M: 10FPS, H: 6FPS, U: 5FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Death Stranding, wih estimates revealing L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon RX 550 4GB is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the Radeon RX 550 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 550 4GB in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon RX 550 4GB is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 550 4GB? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 117% better performance and can run 897 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 62% better and can meet 686 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
25 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 550 4GB is released on 18 Apr 2017

Radeon RX 550 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 13.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

13.4 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 31.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

31.1 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 45.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

45.2 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 3.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

3.9 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 17.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

17.6 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 8.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

8.3 FPS
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 550 4GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Baffin XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
56
Texture Rate
67 GTexel/s
ROPs
16
Pixel Rate
19 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
896
Driver Support
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Release Price
$79.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x2880
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1750 MHz
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1090 MHz
Boost Clock
1200 MHz
Power
Max Power
75 Watts
PSU
350 Watt & 23 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon RX 550 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 550 4GB is an Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the 4th Generation of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Baffin XT which has 14 Compute Units activated and thus 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it requires at least a 350W 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 550 4GB can play most modern games at medium graphics selection on a 1600p screen res and expect around 45+FPS


System Suggestions
Radeon RX 550 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


Source [Jon]
Radeon RX 550 4GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 6% 65%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 69% 126%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 11% 65%
Death Stranding 2% 126%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 126%
Cyberpunk 2077 2% 126%
Halo: Reach 77% 48%
Need For Speed Heat 8% 65%
Planet Zoo 12% 77%
Borderlands 3 6% 74%
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AMD FX-9830p and RX 550 mobile version , I can't find them on game-debate…do something about this issue please

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i5 3470. 8 gb RAM + RX 550 4GB?

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