GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 550 vs R7 260X among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.3

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon RX 550 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon RX 550  based on its benchmarks.

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AMD Radeon RX 550

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Front view of Radeon RX 550

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 550

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 550

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Slightly higher memory clock speed 1,750 MHz vs 1,625 MHz Around 10% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 50W vs 115W 2.3x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon R7 260X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R7 260X

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Slightly better floating-point performance 1,971.2 GFLOPS vs 1,211 GFLOPS Around 65% better floating-point performance
Slightly higher texture rate 61.6 GTexel/s vs 37.86 GTexel/s Around 65% higher texture rate
More shading units 896 vs 512 384 more shading units
More texture mapping units 56 vs 32 24 more texture mapping units
Slightly more compute units 14 vs 8 6 more compute units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 550 vs R7 260X

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
142.19 mHash/s
Radeon R7 260X
225.27 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
35.46 mPixels/s
Radeon R7 260X
43.62 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
1,048.65 frames/s
Radeon R7 260X
803.25 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
324.77 mInteraction/s
Radeon R7 260X
352.84 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
3.15 frames/s
Radeon R7 260X
3.66 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
54.21 frames/s
Radeon R7 260X
63.87 frames/s

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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