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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 550 2GB GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 79% 33%
Hitman 3 133% 13%
Resident Evil 8 79% 33%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 64% 39%
FIFA 21 10% 66%
Grand Theft Auto VI 152% 6%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 59% 41%
Genshin Impact 79% 33%
Far Cry 6 160% 3%
The Medium 124% 16%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB.

The GTX 1080 has a 618 MHz higher core clock speed and 104 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 550. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 212.3 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 GTX 1080 has a 618 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Render Output Units than the RX 550. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 91.9 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 550 was released less than a year after the GTX 1080, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 GTX 1080 has 6144 MB more video memory than the RX 550, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1080 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1080 has 323.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 550, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 is massively better than the RX 550.

The Radeon RX 550 2GB has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 550 is 1075 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6383. The GTX 1080 having 5308 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 550.

The RX 550 transistor size technology is 2 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 1080. This means that the RX 550 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 1080.

The Radeon RX 550 2GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the RX 550 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1080. The GTX 1080 requires 105 Watts more than the RX 550 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1080 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 550.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 2.9 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

2.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 22.1 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

22.1 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 11 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

11 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 54.8 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

54.8 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 13 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

13 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 69.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

69.9 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 22.8 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

22.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 62.5 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

62.5 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 28.2 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

28.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 108.8 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

108.8 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 30.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

30.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 90.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

90.2 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 41.7 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

41.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 73 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

73 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 43.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

43.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 107.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

107.2 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 7.4 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

7.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 38.8 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

38.8 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 48.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

48.2 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 31.7 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

31.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 62.5 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

62.5 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 3.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

3.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 23.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

23.3 FPS

Radeon RX 550 2GB gets 17.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

17.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 31.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

31.8 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1090 MHzvs1708 MHz
Boost Clock1200 MHzvs1847 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Baffin XTPascal P104-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date18 Apr 2017vs27 May 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
8
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
5.8
vs green tick
9.7
3840x2160
3.9
vs green tick
7.7

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1263 MHz
Memory Bus-vs256 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth-vs323.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs2560
Actual Shader Performance52%vs100%
Technology14nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs160
Texture Rate61 GTexel/svs273.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs64
Pixel Rate17.4 GPixel/svs109.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x2880vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen R3 1200XIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 550 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 Baffin XT which has 14 Compute Units activated and thus 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 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.

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 2GB can play most modern games at low to medium graphics selection on a 1080p screen res and expect around 45+FPS

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 550 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1080, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1607MHz to 1708MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1847MHz, instead of 1733MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1250MHZ to 1263MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Just like in games, the exclusive MSI TORX 2.0 Fan technology uses the power of teamwork to allow the TWIN FROZR VI to achieve new levels of cool. TORX 2.0 Fan design generates 22% more air pressure for supremely silent performance in the heat of battle.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 5% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 7% at 3840x2160.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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