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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 5500 4GB Radeon R9 270X Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 21%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 8% 11%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 11% 7%
Grand Theft Auto VI 41% 71%
FIFA 21 49% 39%
Genshin Impact 0% 21%
Far Cry 6 45% 76%
Hitman 3 31% 58%
Watch Dogs Legion 3% 17%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 44% 74%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 5500 4GB are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon R9 270X Crossfire.

The RX 5500 has a 670 MHz higher core clock speed but 32 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the R9 270X. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the RX 5500 manages to provide 53.8 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 670 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 270X, but the R9 270X has 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 5500. As a result, the R9 270X exhibits a 10.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 5500. 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 three years more recently than the R9 270X, and so the RX 5500 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the R9 270X 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 Radeon RX 5500 4GB and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R9 270X has 134.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 5500, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is massively better than the RX 5500.

The Radeon RX 5500 4GB has 1408 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 5500 is 1689 and the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 2285. The R9 270X having 596 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 270X delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 5500.

The RX 5500 transistor size technology is 21 nm (nanometers) smaller than the R9 270X. This means that the RX 5500 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R9 270X.

The Radeon RX 5500 4GB requires 110 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire requires 360 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 5500 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 270X. The R9 270X requires 250 Watts more than the RX 5500 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 270X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 5500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 20.9 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

20.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 25.2 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

25.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 31.4 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

31.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 36.2 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

36.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 38.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

38.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 38.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

38.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 39.1 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

39.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 39.2 FPS on Control

Control

39.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 43.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

43.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 47.2 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

47.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 48 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

48 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 49.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

49.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 51.3 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

51.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 55.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

55.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 56.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

56.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 57 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

57 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 57.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

57.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 64.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

64.8 FPS

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

The Witcher III

65.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 65.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

65.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 65.8 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

65.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 65.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

65.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 67.4 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

67.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 71.4 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

71.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 72.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

72.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 73 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

73 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 81.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

81.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 82.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

82.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 85.2 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

85.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 100.6 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

100.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 100.7 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

100.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 106.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

106.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 111.6 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

111.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 9.7 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

9.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 13 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

13 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 24.7 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

24.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 25.2 FPS on Control

Control

25.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 27.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

27.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 28.1 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

28.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 29.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

29.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 29.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

29.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 30.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

30.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 31 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

31 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 31.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

31.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 33.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

33.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 37.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

37.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 37.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

37.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 41.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

41.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 45 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

45 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 48.9 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

48.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 52 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

52 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 55.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

55.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 61.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

61.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 64.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

64.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 65.3 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

65.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 70 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

70 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 70.9 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

70.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 11.3 FPS on Control

Control

11.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 13 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

13 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 13.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

13.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 14.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

14.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 16.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 17 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

17 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 17.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

17.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 18.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

18.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 21.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

21.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 21.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

21.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 21.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

21.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 22.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

22.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 26.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

26.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 26.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

26.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 28.3 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

28.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 28.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

28.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 31.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

31.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 33.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

33.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 40.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

40.1 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1670 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1845 MHzvs1050 MHz
ArchitectureNaviGCN 1.1 Curacao XT (x2)
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date18 Nov 2019vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
green tick vs -
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
9.6
2560x1440
7.9
green tick vs -
3840x2160
6
green tick vs -

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224GB/secvs358.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1408vs2560
Actual Shader Performance81%vs100%
Technology7nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs160
Texture Rate213.8 GTexel/svs160 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate53.4 GPixel/svs64 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power110 Wattsvs360 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 30 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

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.
Radeon R9 270X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 270X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 270X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to x% better than a single Radeon R9 270X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R9 270X. Expect this combination to draw up to 360 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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