AMD Radeon RX 550X 4GB

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

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

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

What FPS performance can the Radeon RX 550X 4GB get on latest AAA 2023 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. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 123 games in todays list.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing FIFA 22 getting 57 FPS with the Radeon RX 550X 4GB, Battlefield 2042 getting 0 FPS and Resident Evil 8 getting 0 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

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 550X 4GB ran FIFA 22 to a playable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 115 FPS, Medium: 90 FPS, High: 61 FPS and Ultra: 43 FPS. Another game tested was Battlefield 2042, L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Resident Evil 8, which returned L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon RX 550X 4GB we get the impression that it is going to need to lower its graphics settings to medium on 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? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the Radeon RX 550X 4GB is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 550X 4GB? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 550X 4GB then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB as this is better than 716 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 79% better performance as well. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon RX 550X 4GB is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which is 43% more powerful and can run 300 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
25 FPS
The Radeon RX 550X 4GB was released on 13 Apr 2018
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 550X 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 550X 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

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.

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 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 ]