GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 550 vs R9 270 1024SP 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

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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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Higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz vs 4,800 MHz More than 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,183 MHz vs 930 MHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,750 MHz vs 1,200 MHz More than 45% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 50W vs 150W 3x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon R9 270 1024SP

Reasons to consider the
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Higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 112 GB/s More than 35% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher pixel rate 29.76 GPixel/s vs 18.93 GPixel/s More than 55% higher pixel rate
More shading units 1,024 vs 512 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 64 vs 32 Twice as many texture mapping units
Better video composition score 80.7 frames/s vs 52.83 frames/s Around 55% better video composition score
More compute units 16 vs 8 Twice as many compute units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 550 vs R9 270 1024SP

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
140.91 mHash/s
Radeon R9 270 1024SP
251.26 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
34.18 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 270 1024SP
57.24 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
1,037.3 frames/s
Radeon R9 270 1024SP
1,298.8 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
323.41 mInteraction/s
Radeon R9 270 1024SP
340.91 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
3.1 frames/s
Radeon R9 270 1024SP
4.36 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
52.83 frames/s
Radeon R9 270 1024SP
80.7 frames/s

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