AMD Radeon RX 5500 4GB [not released]

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How well can the Radeon RX 5500 4GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 5500 4GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon RX 5500 4GB graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance.

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

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon RX 5500 4GB. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2023. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 594 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Dying Light 2 getting 33 FPS with the Radeon RX 5500 4GB, Resident Evil 8 getting 25 FPS and Battlefield 2042 getting 17 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 5500 4GB ran Dying Light 2 to a playable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 66 FPS, Medium: 52 FPS, High: 35 FPS and Ultra: 25 FPS. Another game tested was Resident Evil 8, L: 50FPS, M: 40FPS, H: 27FPS, U: 19FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Battlefield 2042, which returned L: 34FPS, M: 27FPS, H: 18FPS, U: 13FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon RX 5500 4GB is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

How many years will the Radeon RX 5500 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 5500 4GB in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 5500 4GB? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon RX 5500 4GB.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
The Radeon RX 5500 4GB was released on 18 Nov 2019
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 5500 4GB
Texture Rate
236 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
59 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
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
1670 MHz
Boost Clock
1845 MHz
Max Power
110 Watts
500 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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Radeon RX 5500 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

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.

It is powered by the 7nm Navi GPU, which has 1408 shader processing units, [xx] TMUs and [xx]] ROPs.

The central unit runs at 1670 MHz and goes up to 1845 MHz when the boost mode is triggered.

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.

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.

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