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Overview

It is an upgraded model as compared to integrated base level GPU models used in laptop and desktops. Upgrading to the RX 550 will provide smoother gameplay and stunning home entertainment video playbacks. Now TV and movies can be seen with crisp and clear resolutions from the comfort of your PC.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Affordable price range

  • Fast processing speeds

  • 1080p support comparable to TV screen resolutions

  • Low noise performance

Cons

  • Bulky form factor

  • Slightly better than previous RX 460

  • Requires a PCIe power connector

Description

AMD is a leading name in creating computer processors and graphics card units. Their Graphics Processing Units (GPU) are called Radeon that is based on the Graphics Core Next architecture named Polaris 30, Polaris 20, Polaris 12, and Polaris 11. It was released on April 2017 based on the Lexa graphics processor with a 14 nm chip. The Lexa PRO variant can support DirectX 12.0. The RX 550 is 103 mm with 2,200 million transistors making is a powerful GPU with cooler optimum temperature than other equivalent contenders in the market. For improved HD quality resolution the Radeon RX 550 is a fast processing entry-level graphics processing unit for gaming and professional markets, regularly integrated now into Acer laptops and desktops.

Performance & Memory

It can be purchased in 2GB and 4GB RAM depending on the personal needs of the user. It will be able to achieve 60 FPS with 1080p for some Esports game titles like League of Legends. The higher textures and fast processing speeds can handle AAA gametitles are the high settings of 1080p and 2K resolution. 

Gaming

Great for gamers who can to experience the smooth 1080p experience with HD textures while playing popular esports video games like Street Fighter, Quake, Tekken and others similar to these. The Radeon RX 550 can run non-intensive games like The Sims, Cuphead and Minecraft.

Display Resolution

If your goal is to play on the highest settings like ultra or 4K this card will not be sufficient. For gaming, you need at least a 2GB card for high-quality processing. Most games require a minimum of 4GB Video RAM.

The Radeon RX 550 can run well on minimum VRAM for 1080P. But for 1440Ps users need 4GB and for 4K a 6GB RAM. The bigger RAM will display games at a stunning and hyper-realistic resolution. More RAM means gamers will be able to boost performance speed without breaking the bank. 

Connectivity Features

The HDMI 2.0b, DVI-D and Display Port 1.4 connectors will be able to plug into 4K or high-dynamic (HD) video delivering HEVC encoding and decoding processing.

Specifications

GPU Model 14nm Lexa PRO
Cores TMUs
Base Clock 1100 MHz
Boost Clock 1183 MHz
Memory Clock (Effective) 1750 (7000) MHz
Computing Power (FP32) 1,126 GFLOPS
Memory Size 2048 MB GDDR5
Memory Bus Width 128-bit
Memory Bandwidth 112 GB/s
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