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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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Lower TDP 50W vs 75W Around 35% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon RX 460 1024SP

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AMD Radeon RX 460 1024SP

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Better floating-point performance 2,457.6 GFLOPS vs 1,211 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 76.8 GTexel/s vs 37.86 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture 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
More compute units 16 vs 8 Twice as many compute units

Features Key features of the Radeon RX 550  vs 460 1024SP 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon RX 550
18.93 GPixel/s
Radeon RX 460 1024SP
19.2 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon RX 550
37.86 GTexel/s
Radeon RX 460 1024SP
76.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon RX 550
1,211 GFLOPS
Radeon RX 460 1024SP
2,457.6 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon RX 550  vs
460 1024SP 
GPU brand AMD AMD
GPU name Lexa Baffin
Clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,090 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,183 MHz 1,200 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 512 1,024
Texture mapping units 32 64
Render output processors 16 16
Compute units 8 16
Pixel rate 18.93 GPixel/s 19.2 GPixel/s
Texture rate 37.86 GTexel/s 76.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,211 GFLOPS 2,457.6 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon RX 550  vs
460 1024SP 
Memory clock speed 1,750 MHz 1,750 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz 7,000 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 112 GB/s 112 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 50W 75W

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