AMD Radeon RX 5500M 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 5500M 4GB run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A strong performing piece of hardware, Radeon RX 5500M 4GB can still meet a lot of the game system requirements of modern games. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon RX 5500M 4GB is at running the more popular games of 2020. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 160 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon RX 5500M 4GB can run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 84 FPS, Medium: 67 FPS, High: 45 FPS and Ultra: 32 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Cyberpunk 2077 is predicted to return a weak 15 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon RX 5500M 4GB to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Microsoft Flight Simulator and predict it will be weak. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 64 FPS, Medium: 51 FPS, High: 34 FPS and Ultra: 24 FPS. We added Cyberpunk 2077 to our research and predict it will be weak with a 11 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Grounded which got 39 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon RX 5500M 4GB is going to struggle to keep a solid FPS, but a modern game could have a few options tweaked to get it playable at this res but on low graphics settings.

How many years will the Radeon RX 5500M 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 5500M 4GB in your PC? We think this Radeon RX 5500M 4GB has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 5500M 4GB? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q. This PC hardware upgrade performs 51% better and can run 850 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
57 FPS
The Radeon RX 5500M 4GB was released on 07 Oct 2019

Radeon RX 5500M 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 5500M 4GB
Texture Rate
145 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
53 GPixel/s
Processing Units
Driver Support
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
4096 MB
Memory Speed
2001 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1375 MHz
Boost Clock
1645 MHz
Max Power
85 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon RX 5500M 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

The Radeon RX 5500M 4GB is an entry-level laptop graphics card which is part of the AMD Radeon RX 5000M Laptop card series. It was announced on October 7th, 2019.
It is powered by the 7nm Navi GPU, which has 1408 shader processing units, 88 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 1375 MHz and goes up to 1645 MHz when the boost mode is triggered.

The RX 5500 XT comes with a 4GB frame buffer of GDDR6 through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 85W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

The Radeon RX 5500M 4GB been built as a Low/Mid performance graphics card for 2019. Its direct competitor is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070M. 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 Radeon RX 5500M 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 5500M 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 5500M 4GB.

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Radeon RX 5500M 4GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11% 11%
Cyberpunk 2077 19% 63%
Valorant 96% 88%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 27% 63%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 3% 19%
Marvel's Avengers 27% 63%
Grounded 66% 1%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11% 77%
Death Stranding 28% 26%
Far Cry 6 11% 82%
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