AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB [not released]

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How well can the Radeon RX 550 4GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the Radeon RX 550 4GB is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon RX 550 4GB graphics card, when running 2023 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. The Radeon RX 550 4GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 123 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon RX 550 4GB shows us that Dying Light 2 is getting a weak result of 0 FPS, and then we are seeing Star Citizen predicted to return a weak 18 FPS while another game on our list is the Resident Evil 8 which is getting 0 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon RX 550 4GB performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Star Citizen and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 35 FPS, Medium: 28 FPS, High: 19 FPS and Ultra: 13 FPS. We then checked the performance on Resident Evil 8 to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon RX 550 4GB is the wrong choice for PC gaming.

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 good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 79% better and can meet 716 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300. This PC hardware upgrade performs 43% better and can run 300 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
25 FPS
The Radeon RX 550 4GB was released on 18 Apr 2017
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 550 4GB
GCN 1.3 Baffin XT
Texture Rate
67 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
19 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
5120 x 2880
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1090 MHz
Boost Clock
1200 MHz
Max Power
75 Watts
350 Watt & 23 Amps
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
GPU Upgrade
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Radeon RX 550 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

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

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

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.

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 ]