AMD just announced the Radeon RX 5500 XT graphics card – an AIB-only model targeted at 1080p and esports gamers!
Here is our quick primer on the two AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT variants, including their reference specifications and suggested retail prices!
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT : The Official Tech Briefing
Let’s start with the official tech briefing by Mithun Chandrasekhar, AMD Senior Product Manager and Brian Kong, AMD Product Manager at Radeon Technologies Group.
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT : A Quick Primer
The AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT is basically the desktop version of the Radeon RX 5500M, using the same GPU with 6.4 billion transistors fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.
This Navi GPU has 22 Compute Units with 1408 stream processors and a 128-bit memory interface. The only difference is the Radeon RX 5500 XT has higher clock speeds and TDP, with up to 8 GB of GDDR6 memory.
These cards are designed to deliver 1080p gaming at 60+ fps for AAA titles, and 90+ fps for esport games.
To reduce costs, AMD opted to use a PCI Express 4.0 x8 interface, instead of the PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. But if paired with a PCIe 4.0 chipset, it will deliver the same bandwidth as PCIe 3.0 x16.
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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Specifications
Please note that this is an AIB-only model, and its specifications are only for reference.
|Transistors||10.3 billion||10.3 billion||6.4 billion|
|Fab Process||7 nm||7 nm||7 nm|
|Die Size||251 mm²||251 mm²||158 mm²|
|Total Graphics Power||225 W||185 W||130 W|
|Game Clock||1605 MHz||1465 MHz||1717 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1905 MHz||1725 MHz||1845 MHz|
|Max. Texture Rate||304.8 GT/s||248.4 GT/s||162.4 GT/s|
|Max. Pixel Rate||121.9 GP/s||110.4 GP/s||59.0 GP/s|
|Memory Size||8 GB||8 GB||4 GB / 8 GB|
|Bandwidth||448 GB/s||448 GB/s||224 GB/s|
|PCIe Interface||PCIe 4.0 x16||PCIe 4.0 x16||PCIe 4.0 x8|
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Performance Comparison
AMD shared these performance results comparing the 4 GB variant against the GeForce GTX 1650 Super (4 GB) in AAA games at 1080p.
Based on their tests, the RX 5500 XT delivers anywhere from 4% to 30% better performance than the GTX 1650 Super.
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT : 4GB vs 8GB
AMD’s AIB partners will be offering their cards in two variants – with either 4 GB or 8 GB of GDDR6 memory.
While this may seem to be a minor difference, AMD says that opting for the 8 GB Variant can offer a significant performance boost, with high quality settings.
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT : Price + Bundle
As we mentioned earlier, this is exclusively an AIB-only model. There will be no reference model, so specifications and prices will vary significantly.
However, AMD shared with us their Suggested Retail Price (SEP) for both variants :
- AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB : US$169 / ~£129 / ~A$245 / ~S$229 / ~RM704
- AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB : US$199 / ~£152 / ~A$288 / ~S$270 / ~RM829
Instead of bundling every card with either Borderlands 3 or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint as announced earlier, AMD has decided to bundle every card with :
- Iceborne Master Edition
- 3 months Xbox Game Pass subscription
While a 3 month subscription is not particularly exciting, it’s still nice to pick up a free game with your purchase, especially at this price point!
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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Slides
Here is the complete set of the official AMD presentation slides for your perusal.
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- AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition Tech Report!
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