Radeon_RX_550X_4GB
AMD Radeon RX 550X 4GB

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2.2
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How well can the Radeon RX 550X 4GB run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this Radeon RX 550X 4GB graphics card can still meet and run indie system requirements and some of the less demanding AAA games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon RX 550X 4GB is at running the more popular games of 2019. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 221 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon RX 550X 4GB can run Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 46 FPS, Medium: 36 FPS, High: 25 FPS and Ultra: 18 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare returns a weak 18 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon RX 550X 4GB at 1440p with Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 35 FPS, Medium: 28 FPS, High: 19 FPS and Ultra: 13 FPS. We then checked out Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 35FPS, M: 28FPS, H: 19FPS, U: 13FPS. And another popular game was Borderlands 3 that returned L: 12FPS, M: 10FPS, H: 6FPS, U: 5FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon RX 550X 4GB is going to underperform if you try and run modern games.

How many years will the Radeon RX 550X 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 550X 4GB in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 550X 4GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 117% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 901 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, as it can run 694 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 62% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
25 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 550X 4GB was released on 13 Apr 2018

Radeon RX 550X 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 550X 4GB gets 13.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

13.4 FPS

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

Just Cause 4

31.1 FPS

Radeon RX 550X 4GB gets 45.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

45.2 FPS

Radeon RX 550X 4GB gets 3.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

3.9 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

17.6 FPS

Radeon RX 550X 4GB gets 8.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

8.3 FPS
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 550X 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
$89.00
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
GDDR5
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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8.1
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4.2
Radeon RX 550X 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The new AMD Radeon RX 500X series are an OEM version of the current RX 500 series. Radeon RX 550X 4GB is an Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the 4th Generation of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. The specs of the Radeon RX 500X series graphics cards are identical to the standard Radeon RX 500 series.


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 550X 4GB can play most modern games at medium graphics selection on a 1600p screen res and expect around 45+FPS. Performance is exactly the same as the Radeon RX 550.


System Suggestions
Radeon RX 550X 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 550X 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%
Death Stranding 2% 126%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 11% 65%
Need For Speed Heat 8% 65%
Cyberpunk 2077 2% 126%
Planet Zoo 12% 77%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 69% 126%
Diablo 4 12% 126%
Borderlands 3 6% 74%
FIFA 20 36% 12%
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