AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile
vs
AMD Radeon R9 M280X

AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
RX 550X Mobile R9 M280X Difference
AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile AMD Radeon R9 M280X
Price $ 923.0 $ 1,070.0 147 (16%)
Year 2018 2015 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 57C 66C 9 (16%)
Max Fan Noise 36.2dB 52.8dB 16.6 (46%)
Recommended Power Supply 50W 70W 20 (40%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) *closest mobile equivalent* Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99) *closest mobile equivalent*
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 15.5 FPS 28.0 FPS 12.5 (81%)
Average 1440p Performance 11.1 FPS 20.5 FPS 9.4 (85%)
Average 4K Performance 6.4 FPS 11.2 FPS 4.8 (75%)
Memory 2 GB 4 GB 2 (100%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 59.6 $ 38.2 21.4 (36%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 83.2 $ 52.2 31 (37%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 144.2 $ 95.5 48.7 (34%)
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Our Verdict: The R9 M280X is faster by 85% for 1440p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for R9 M280X .

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AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
11
12.6
22
25.2
2019 Anthem
7
8.1
14
16.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
10
11.9
21
23.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
15
17.5
29
32.4
2019 Metro Exodus
7
7.8
12
14.4
2019 World War Z
18
21.0
28
31.5
2019 Gears of War 5
10
11.3
18
21.0
2019 F1 2019
12
14.2
23
26.3
2019 GreedFall
11
12.8
21
23.7
2019 Borderlands 3
8
9.0
14
16.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
15
17.3
28
32.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
6
6.7
11
12.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
9
10.5
17
19.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
10
11.9
18
20.3
2018 Fallout 76
15
17.5
21
23.8
2018 Hitman 2
12
14.0
17
18.9
2018 Just Cause 4
10
11.3
18
20.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
10
12.2
20
22.5
2018 Strange Brigade
16
18.3
30
33.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
10
11.3
18
21.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
15.3
18
20.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
14
15.6
25
28.8
2017 For Honor
18
20.9
34
38.5
2017 Project CARS 2
13
14.8
24
27.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
16
17.8
29
33.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
10
11.8
15
17.5
2016 Hitman
18
21.1
25
28.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
16
18.3
23
25.8
2016 The Division
13
15.5
21
24.1
2016 Overwatch
16
18.1
28
31.8
2016 Dishonored 2
9
10.8
17
19.9
2015 DiRT Rally
22
24.5
41
45.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
12
13.4
22
24.9
2015 The Witcher 3
12
13.5
18
20.1
2015 Rocket League
54
60.8
100
112.2
2015 Need For Speed
15
16.9
27
31.1
2015 Project CARS
14
16.2
26
29.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
26
29.5
49
54.5
2013 Crysis 3
13
15.4
23
26.1
2013 Battlefield 4
16
18.1
32
36.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
37
41.7
69
76.9
2009 League of Legends
70
78.1
129
144.3

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AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
7
9.4
15
18.8
2019 Anthem
5
6.4
10
12.9
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7
9.2
14
18.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
9
11.8
17
21.8
2019 Metro Exodus
4
6.1
8
11.2
2019 World War Z
12
15.3
18
23.0
2019 Gears of War 5
6
8.2
12
15.2
2019 F1 2019
8
10.1
14
18.6
2019 GreedFall
7
9.3
13
17.1
2019 Borderlands 3
5
6.3
9
11.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
10
12.5
18
23.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
4
5.4
8
10.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
6
8.2
12
15.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
7
9.8
14
17.5
2018 Hitman 2
7
9.1
9
11.9
2018 Just Cause 4
6
8.3
12
15.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
6
8.5
12
15.7
2018 Strange Brigade
10
12.7
18
23.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
6
8.6
12
16.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
6
7.8
10
13.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
9
11.3
16
20.9
2017 For Honor
9
12.2
18
22.5
2017 Project CARS 2
8
10.4
15
19.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
12
16.2
23
29.8
2016 Overwatch
10
12.7
17
22.0
2016 Dishonored 2
7
9.2
13
17.0
2015 Rocket League
20
26.0
38
48.1
2015 Need For Speed
10
13.0
19
24.0
2015 Project CARS
9
12.3
18
22.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
15
19.1
28
35.3
2013 Crysis 3
7
9.3
20
25.6
2013 Battlefield 4
9
11.8
17
22.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
27
34.7
51
64.1
2009 League of Legends
34
43.4
64
80.1

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AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
3
5.6
7
11.2
2019 Anthem
2
3.5
4
7.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
3
4.9
6
9.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
4
5.8
7
10.7
2019 Metro Exodus
2
3.8
4
7.1
2019 World War Z
6
8.8
9
13.2
2019 Gears of War 5
3
5.2
6
9.6
2019 F1 2019
4
6.4
8
11.8
2019 GreedFall
2
3.8
4
7.0
2019 Borderlands 3
2
3.3
4
6.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
5
7.4
9
13.8
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
2
3.5
4
6.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
3
5.2
6
9.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
4
6.3
7
11.2
2018 Hitman 2
3
5.6
4
7.0
2018 Just Cause 4
3
4.3
5
8.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
2
4.1
5
7.6
2018 Strange Brigade
4
6.9
8
12.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
3
4.9
6
9.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
2
3.9
5
7.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
5
7.8
10
14.4
2017 For Honor
4
6.1
7
11.2
2017 Project CARS 2
6
8.7
11
16.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
9
13.5
17
25.0
2016 Overwatch
4
6.4
7
11.3
2016 Dishonored 2
5
7.3
9
13.4
2015 Rocket League
8
12.2
15
22.4
2015 Need For Speed
6
8.7
11
16.0
2015 Project CARS
6
8.7
11
16.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
6
8.8
11
16.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
21
31.2
40
57.7
2009 League of Legends
12
17.4
22
32.1
RX 550X Mobile vs R9 M280X with i7-7700K vs i7-4770K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 550X Mobile vs R9 M280X with i7-7700K vs i7-4770K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 550X Mobile vs R9 M280X with i7-7700K vs i7-4770K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile / i7-7700K

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of RX 550X Mobile is simply ridiculous. With current 2048 MB RAM, the RX 550X Mobile can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. With regards to max load temperature, the RX 550X Mobile 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 2048 MB RAM, the RX 550X Mobile can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

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AMD Radeon R9 M280X / i7-4770K

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of R9 M280X is simply ridiculous. This combination between R9 M280X and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between R9 M280X and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 M280X can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

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RX 550X Mobile vs R9 M280X Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 550X Mobile R9 M280X
OutputsNo outputsNo outputs
TDP50 Wunknown

Clock Speeds

RX 550X Mobile R9 M280X
Boost Clock1287 MHz1000 MHz
GPU Clock1100 MHz900 MHz
Memory Clock1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective1375 MHz 5500 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 550X Mobile R9 M280X
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationMobility Radeon (RX M500X)Crystal System (R9 M200)
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 11th, 2018Feb 5th, 2015

Graphics Features

RX 550X Mobile R9 M280X
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL2.02.0
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.46.3
Vulkan1.1.1011.1.101

Graphics Processor

RX 550X Mobile R9 M280X
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 2.0
Die Size103 mm²160 mm²
FoundryTSMCTSMC
GPU NameLexaSaturn
GPU VariantLexa PRO (215-0904018)Saturn XT
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors2,200 million2,080 million

Memory

RX 550X Mobile R9 M280X
Bandwidth96.00 GB/s88.00 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit128 bit
Memory Size2 GB4 GB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 550X Mobile R9 M280X
Compute Units1014
L1 Cache16 KB (per CU)16 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache512 KB256 KB
ROPs1616
Shading Units640896
TMUs4056

Theoretical Performance

RX 550X Mobile R9 M280X
FP32 (float) performance1.647 TFLOPS1.792 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance103.0 GFLOPS (1:16)128.0 GFLOPS (1:14)
Pixel Rate20.59 GPixel/s16.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate51.48 GTexel/s56.00 GTexel/s

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