Yes! AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Gets SUPER Power-Up!

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There has been speculation that AMD is giving the Radeon RX 5600 XT a SUPER power-up to compete against the discounted GeForce RTX 2060 cards.

Well, we can confirm that it is true, and here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT SUPER power-up!

Yes! AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Gets SUPER Power-Up!


AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT : A Quick Primer!

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT uses the same Navi GPU as the Radeon RX 5700, with 10.3 billion transistors fabricated on 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.

It launched with a TGP of 150 watts, a 1375 MHz game clock, a 1560 MHz boost clock and 12 Gbps GDDR6 memory.

But less than a week before it was made available for sale, AMD gave it a big boost in these respects :

  • Up to 20.7% higher game clock
  • Up to 12% higher boost clock
  • Up to 16.7% higher memory clock
  • Up to 10W higher TGP

All that makes the Radeon RX 5600 XT quite a different beast from what was initially announced, and better positions it against the discounted NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 cards.

Recommended : AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT BIOS Guide : Power Up Now!


AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Gets Last-Minute SUPER Power-Up!

That mysterious groan you heard – that’s the sound reviewers made when they were given the new BIOS updates, that would give the Radeon RX 5600 XT a last-minute boost in performance.

That’s great news for those who want to buy the Radeon RX 5600 XT, but it meant that reviewers had to redo their tests!

Sapphire RX 5600 XT performance BIOS update

There are actually two new BIOS updates for the Sapphire PULSE RX 5600 XT graphics card that we received from AMD :

SpecificationsPerformance BIOSSilent BIOS
Firmware Name411EFMIU.X4B411EFMIU.O4C
TGP160 W135 W
Game Clock1615 MHz1560 MHz
Boost Clock1750 MHz1620 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz (14 Gbps)1500 MHz (12 Gbps)

Sapphire provided two different BIOS updates, because the PULSE RX 5600 XT has a Dual BIOS feature that lets you switch between a Performance mode, and a Silent mode.

Recommended : SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT In-Depth Review!


New AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Specifications

In this table, we compare the specifications of the newly-boosted Radeon RX 5600 XT with the original launch specifications, as well as the Radeon RX 5700, the Radeon RX 5600.

SpecificationsRadeon RX
Radeon RX
5600 XT
Radeon RX
5600 XT
Radeon RX
Transistors10.3 billion10.3 billion10.3 billion10.3 billion
Fab Process7 nm7 nm7 nm7 nm
Total Graphics Power185 W160 W150 W150 W
Stream Processors2304230423042048
Game Clock1465 MHz1660 MHz1375 MHz1375 MHz
Boost Clock1725 MHz1750 MHz1560 MHz1560 MHz
Max. Texture Rate248.4 GT/s252.0 GT/s224.6 GT/s199.7 GT/s
Max. Pixel Rate110.4 GP/s112.0 GP/s99.8 GP/s99.8 GP/s
Memory Size8 GB6 GB6 GB6 GB
Memory Speed14 Gbps14 Gbps12 Gbps12 Gbps
Bus Width256-bit192-bit192-bit192-bit
Bandwidth448 GB/s336 GB/s288 GB/s288 GB/s
PCIe InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16

This BIOS update totally changes the Radeon RX 5600 XT, giving it higher texture and pixel fill rates than Radeon RX 5700!

The Radeon RX 5700 only beats it in memory size, and memory bandwidth. In a couple of days, we will compare their performance in real life, so make sure you check back!


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