AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT | RX 5600 : A Quick Primer!

AMD just announced two new graphics cards – the Radeon RX 5600 XT and the Radeon RX 5600, that they promise will deliver the ultimate 1080p gaming experience.

Here is what AMD has revealed so far about the Radeon RX 5600 XT and Radeon RX 5600 graphics cards!

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT | RX 5600 : A Quick Primer!

 

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT | RX 5600 : A Quick Primer!

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT and Radeon RX 5600 use the same Navi GPU as the Radeon RX 5700, with 10.3 billion transistors fabricated using the 7 nm process

The Radeon RX 5600 XT is essentially the Radeon RX 5700, with slower clock speeds and a 192-bit memory bus instead of a 256-bit memory bus.

The Radeon RX 5600 maintains the same slower clock speeds and 192-bit memory bus, but has some stream processors disabled.

They both have a lower TDP of 150 watts, 6 GB of GDDR6 memory, and have a PCI Express 4.0 x16 interface.

 

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT | RX 5600 Specifications

In this table, we compare their specifications against the Radeon RX 5700, and the Radeon RX 5500 XT.

Like the Radeon RX 5500 XT, they are both AIB-only cards. So these are only reference specifications :

Specifications Radeon RX
5700
Radeon RX
5600 XT
Radeon RX
5600
Radeon RX
5500 XT
Transistors 10.3 billion 10.3 billion 10.3 billion 6.4 billion
Fab Process 7 nm 7 nm 7 nm 7 nm
Total Graphics Power 185 W 150 W 150 W 130 W
Stream Processors 2304 2304 2048 1408
Game Clock 1465 MHz 1375 MHz 1375 MHz 1717 MHz
Boost Clock 1725 MHz 1560 MHz 1560 MHz 1845 MHz
TMUs 144 144 128 88
Max. Texture Rate 248.4 GT/s 224.6 GT/s 199.7 GT/s 162.4 GT/s
ROPs 64 64 64 32
Max. Pixel Rate 110.4 GP/s 99.8 GP/s 99.8 GP/s 59.0 GP/s
Memory Size 8 GB 6 GB 6 GB 4 GB / 8 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit 128-bit
Bandwidth 448 GB/s 288 GB/s 288 GB/s 224 GB/s
PCIe Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x8

 

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Performance

AMD is targeting the Radeon RX 5600 XT at gamers who are looking to upgrade from 3+ year old cards like the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB.

In their internal tests, it handily beats that 3.5 year old card by 55% on average – a significant performance difference.

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Against a newer card like the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, the performance gap narrows but it promises to be about 10-20% faster.

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Finally, AMD pit it against the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, showing 5%-15% better performance.

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AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Price + Availability

From what we understand, both the Radeon RX 5600 XT and Radeon RX 5600 are AIB-only cards like the Radeon RX 5500 XT.

However, only the Radeon RX 5600 XT will be available for retail sale from AMD’s brand partners starting from 21 January 2020 onwards, with a suggested e-tail price (SEP) of US$279.

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The AMD Radeon RX 5600 will be available only in OEM systems, and will ship in the first quarter of 2020.

 

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