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Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 Comparison!

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) Performance Comparison!

NVIDIA shaved $50 off the price of their GeForce RTX 2060 cards, just before AMD released their Radeon RX 5600 XT cards.

So now gamers have two great options at the sub-$300 price range.

For those who are wondering – which is the faster and better option – this comparison is for you!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Specifications

This table gives us a quick comparison of the two Radeon RX 5600 XT performance modes, versus the RTX 2060 and the newer RTX 2060 SUPER.

Specifications RTX 2060
SUPER
RX 5600 XT
(160W)
RX 5600 XT
(135W)
RTX 2060
Total Graphics Power 175 W 160 W 135 W 160 W
Stream Processors 2176 2304 2304 1920
Game Clock 1470 MHz 1615 MHz 1460 MHz 1365 MHz
Boost Clock 1650 MHz 1750 MHz 1620 MHz 1680 MHz
TMUs 136 144 144 120
Max. Texture Rate 224.4 GT/s 252.0 GT/s 233.3 GT/s 201.7 GT/s
ROPs 64 64 64 48
Max. Pixel Rate 105.6 GP/s 112.0 GP/s 103.7 GP/s 80.6 GP/s
Memory Size 8 GB 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 12 Gbps 14 Gbps
Bus Width 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Bandwidth 448 GB/s 336 GB/s 288 GB/s 336 GB/s
PCIe Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Current Price $399 $279 $279 $299

Based on specifications alone, the 160W Radeon RX 5600 XT offer the highest texture and pixel fill rates, but the RTX 2060 SUPER has more graphics memory and significantly higher memory bandwidth.

The GeForce RTX 2060, on the other hand, appears to be outclassed even by the 135W Radeon RX 5600 XT, except in memory bandwidth.

At the same TGP of 160W, the Radeon RX 5600 XT holds a significant advantage over the RTX 2060 in both texture fill rate and pixel fill rate.

Well, let’s see how they compare with each other!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : TLDR Summary

This summary is for those who just want a quick overview. The detailed results are in the next pages.

The last-minute power-up boost really transformed the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT into an RTX 2060 killer.

Even after NVIDIA shaved off $50 off its price, the GeForce RTX 2060 was no match for the Radeon RX 5600 XT.

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was significantly faster than the RTX 2060 in practically every game we threw at it. In fact, it came real close to the performance of the RTX 2060 SUPER!

Benchmark Resolution RTX 2060 RX 5600 XT
(160W)
RTX 2060 SUPER
Time Spy 1440p – 4% Baseline + 14%
2160p – 7% Baseline + 23%
F1 2019 1080p – 19% Baseline + 19%
1440p – 19.5% Baseline + 5%
2160p – 24% Baseline – 2%
World
War Z
1080p – 40% Baseline – 2.5%
1440p – 33.5% Baseline – 3%
2160p – 21.5% Baseline + 2%
Strange
Brigade
1080p – 19.5% Baseline + 20%
1440p – 16.5% Baseline + 21%
2160p – 10.5% Baseline + 18%
Division 2 1080p – 28.5% Baseline + 5.5%
1440p – 22.5% Baseline + 7%
2160p – 13.5% Baseline + 10%
AOTS 1080p – 40% Baseline
1440p – 48% Baseline – 4.5%
2160p – 43% Baseline – 3%
Average – 24% Baseline + 7.5%

So it is obvious to everyone that, prices being equal, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT is definitely significantly superior than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060.

And the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT is a strong challenger to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, which costs $100 or more extra!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Best Deals!

Finally, let’s check out the best deals for the Radeon RX 5600 XT, as well as the newly-discounted GeForce RTX 2060, and the newer GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

Prices will change over time, so please click on the links to check for the latest prices.

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASRock £434
ASUS $319.99
$339.99
A$591
A$649
A$660
S$550
S$598
RM1598
RM1598
GIGABYTE $299.99 £218
£293
A$646
A$647
S$479
S$490
RM1539
RM1539
MSI $299.99
$339.99
£302
£339
A$495
A$585
S$475
PowerColor $279.99
$289.99
$309.99
£332
£343
£347
S$517 RM1399
RM1499
RM1499
Sapphire $289.99 £277 A$595 S$425
S$440
RM1358
RM1368
XFX $279.99
$319.99
£264
£281
A$528
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $339.99
$344.99
$349.99
£290
£332
£341
A$561
A$626
A$650
S$609
S$621
S$622
RM1249
RM1338
RM1399
EVGA $334.99
$340.99
$359.99
£330
£337
A$561
A$561
A$564
S$616
S$625
GIGABYTE $329.99
$359.99
£290
£300
S$445
S$449
RM1349
MSI $339.99
$359.99
$359.99
£297
£318
A$561
A$562
A$582
S$495
S$499
S$507
RM1259
RM1298
RM1298
PNY $339.99 £292 A$544
ZOTAC $319.99 £270 A$528
A$585
S$426
S$429
S$439
RM1250
RM1275
RM1319
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $404.99
$409.99
$449.99
£369.99
£379.99
£387.00
A$669.00
A$683.30
A$694.47
S$699
S$715
S$729
RM2000
RM2050
RM2150
EVGA $413.99
$439.99
$459.99
£401.98
£414.99
£429.99
A$699.96
A$733.24
A$733.29
S$639
S$639
S$644
RM1878
RM1999
RM1999
GIGABYTE $409.99 £340.99
£345.66
A$651.95 S$680
S$680
S$680
RM2089
RM2179
RM2179
MSI $409.99
$429.37
£392.37
£398.99
A$649.00
A$665.00
S$569
S$616
RM1795
RM1799
PNY $399.99
$446.04
£339.99
£412.48
A$767.11 S$724
S$834
RM1879
RM1879
ZOTAC $399.99 £338.98
£399.95
£404.99
A$666.63
A$733.29
S$546
S$548
S$549
RM1702
RM1719
RM1722

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : Benchmarking Notes

In addition to testing the Radeon RX 5600 XT in its two performance modes, we will compare it against both the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, as well as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

Here are the specifications of the AMD testbed we used.

Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Motherboard ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
Memory Speed G.SKILL Sniper X DDR4-3400 (8 GB x 2)
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (8 GB x 2)
Monitor Dell P2415Q Ultra HD Monitor
Storage 1TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Graphics Drivers NVIDIA GameReady Driver 441.87
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.1.1

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : Thermal Output

We recorded the peak exhaust temperatures of those cards, to see how much heat they throw out. Take a look…

Note that these are not the recorded temperatures, but how much hotter the exhaust air is above ambient temperature.

The Radeon RX 5600 XT runs much cooler than the two NVIDIA cards. It actually runs cooler with the 160W BIOS, probably because the fan runs faster, or more often.

The 135W BIOS, on the other hand, is tuned to run quieter. So the fan tends to stay off longer.

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : 3DMark

We used 3DMark’s Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme synthetic benchmarks, which offers a great approximation of gaming performance in general.

The Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme benchmarks support DirectX 12, and the latest features like asynchronous compute, and multi-threading support.

Time Spy – 2560 x 1440

In the Time Spy test, the RX 5600 XT was faster than the RTX 2060 by 4% at 135W, and 11.4% faster at 160W.

At 160W, it came within 13% of the RTX 2060 SUPER, which is significantly more expensive.

Here is how much of an effect they have on the overall gaming score…

Time Spy Extreme – 3840 x 2160

At the higher 4K resolution, the RX 5600 XT was faster than the RTX 2060 by 6% at 135W, and 8% faster at 160W.

The GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER was 23% faster than the RX 5600 XT at 160W, but with a 43% higher price tag.

And here are their overall gaming scores at 4K…

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : F1 2019

F1 2019 is a new racing game by Codemasters, released on 28 June 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was perfect at 1080p, guaranteeing frame rates in excess of 60 fps. It was 23% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 16% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT did well at 1440p, delivering an average frame rate above 70 fps, with a good minimum frame rate above 50 fps.

At this higher resolution, it was 24% faster than the RTX 2060, and only 5% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

2160p Gaming Resolution

Will you look at that – at the 4K resolution, the Radeon RX 5600 XT matched the performance of the RTX 2060 SUPER, and was 32% faster than the RTX 2060!

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : World War Z

Based on the 2013 movie, World War Z is a relatively new third-person shooter game, released in April 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Vulkan API at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

Note : This game is known to be highly optimised for AMD Radeon cards.

1080p Gaming Resolution

It was no surprise to see the Radeon RX 5600 XT do so well in this AMD-optimised game. Even at 135W, it was as fast as the RTX 2060 SUPER, and a whopping 64% faster than the RTX 2060.

1440p Gaming Resolution

The Radeon RX 5600 XT continued to be faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER at 1440p, and was 51% faster than the RTX 2060.

2160p Gaming Resolution

Even at 4K, the Radeon RX 5600 XT was as fast as the RTX 2060 SUPER. It may not deliver 60 fps, but it was still 27.5% faster than the RTX 2060.

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade is also a third-person shooter game, released in August 2018.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Vulkan API at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was superb at 1080p, guaranteeing frame rates in excess of 80 fps. At 135W, it was 16% faster than the RTX 2060, and 22.5% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

But once you boost it to 160W, it was 24% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 17% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was perfect at 1440p, with minimum frame rates far in excess of 60 fps.

At 135W, it was 11% faster than the RTX 2060, and 23% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

Once you boost it to 160W, it was 20% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 17% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

2160p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT delivered good frame rates at 4K. At 160W, it was 12% faster than the RTX 2060, and 15% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : The Division 2

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is a new third-person shooter game released in March 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

Will you look at that! Even at 135W, the RX 5600 XT was 33% faster than the RTX 2060, and only 10% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

When boosted to 160W, it was 40% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 5% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 1440p, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT delivered good frame rates. At 135W, it was 22% faster than the RTX 2060, and only 11% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

When boosted to 160W, it was 29% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 6.5% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

2160p Gaming Resolution

4K was certainly not playable, not for any of the cards in this comparison. But we can see that at 160W, the RX 5600 XT was 15% faster than the RTX 2060, and only 9% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : Ashes of the Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity is a 2016 game that supports multi-core processing and asynchronous compute.

We tested it on three resolutions using the DirectX 12 API at the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was as fast as RTX 2060 SUPER, and astoundingly – 87% faster than the RTX 2060.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 1440p, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was 5% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and was almost twice as fast as the RTX 2060!

2160p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was 3% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and 75% faster than the RTX 2060!

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Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Conclusion

The last-minute power-up boost really transformed the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT into an RTX 2060 killer.

Even after NVIDIA shaved off $50 off its price, the GeForce RTX 2060 was no match for the Radeon RX 5600 XT.

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was significantly faster than the RTX 2060 in practically every game we threw at it. In fact, it came real close to the performance of the RTX 2060 SUPER!

Benchmark Resolution RTX 2060 RX 5600 XT
(160W)
RTX 2060 SUPER
Time Spy 1440p – 4% Baseline + 14%
2160p – 7% Baseline + 23%
F1 2019 1080p – 19% Baseline + 19%
1440p – 19.5% Baseline + 5%
2160p – 24% Baseline – 2%
World
War Z
1080p – 40% Baseline – 2.5%
1440p – 33.5% Baseline – 3%
2160p – 21.5% Baseline + 2%
Strange
Brigade
1080p – 19.5% Baseline + 20%
1440p – 16.5% Baseline + 21%
2160p – 10.5% Baseline + 18%
Division 2 1080p – 28.5% Baseline + 5.5%
1440p – 22.5% Baseline + 7%
2160p – 13.5% Baseline + 10%
AOTS 1080p – 40% Baseline
1440p – 48% Baseline – 4.5%
2160p – 43% Baseline – 3%
Average – 24% Baseline + 7.5%

So it is obvious to everyone that, prices being equal, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT is definitely significantly superior than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060.

And the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT is a strong challenger to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, which costs $100 or more extra!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Best Deals!

Finally, let’s check out the best deals for the Radeon RX 5600 XT, as well as the newly-discounted GeForce RTX 2060, and the newer GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

Prices will change over time, so please click on the links to check for the latest prices.

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASRock £434
ASUS $319.99
$339.99
A$591
A$649
A$660
S$550
S$598
RM1598
RM1598
GIGABYTE $299.99 £218
£293
A$646
A$647
S$479
S$490
RM1539
RM1539
MSI $299.99
$339.99
£302
£339
A$495
A$585
S$475
PowerColor $279.99
$289.99
$309.99
£332
£343
£347
S$517 RM1399
RM1499
RM1499
Sapphire $289.99 £277 A$595 S$425
S$440
RM1358
RM1368
XFX $279.99
$319.99
£264
£281
A$528
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $339.99
$344.99
$349.99
£290
£332
£341
A$561
A$626
A$650
S$609
S$621
S$622
RM1249
RM1338
RM1399
EVGA $334.99
$340.99
$359.99
£330
£337
A$561
A$561
A$564
S$616
S$625
GIGABYTE $329.99
$359.99
£290
£300
S$445
S$449
RM1349
MSI $339.99
$359.99
$359.99
£297
£318
A$561
A$562
A$582
S$495
S$499
S$507
RM1259
RM1298
RM1298
PNY $339.99 £292 A$544
ZOTAC $319.99 £270 A$528
A$585
S$426
S$429
S$439
RM1250
RM1275
RM1319
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $404.99
$409.99
$449.99
£369.99
£379.99
£387.00
A$669.00
A$683.30
A$694.47
S$699
S$715
S$729
RM2000
RM2050
RM2150
EVGA $413.99
$439.99
$459.99
£401.98
£414.99
£429.99
A$699.96
A$733.24
A$733.29
S$639
S$639
S$644
RM1878
RM1999
RM1999
GIGABYTE $409.99 £340.99
£345.66
A$651.95 S$680
S$680
S$680
RM2089
RM2179
RM2179
MSI $409.99
$429.37
£392.37
£398.99
A$649.00
A$665.00
S$569
S$616
RM1795
RM1799
PNY $399.99
$446.04
£339.99
£412.48
A$767.11 S$724
S$834
RM1879
RM1879
ZOTAC $399.99 £338.98
£399.95
£404.99
A$666.63
A$733.29
S$546
S$548
S$549
RM1702
RM1719
RM1722

 

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) Price-Performance!

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 cards received a nice $50 discount, just before AMD released their RX 5600 XT cards.

So now gamers have two great options at the sub-$300 price range, but which should they choose?

Let’s compare their price-performance value, and show you which is the best option for you!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Specifications

This table gives us a quick comparison of the two Radeon RX 5600 XT performance modes, versus the RTX 2060 and the newer RTX 2060 SUPER.

Note : We are using the Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 5600 XT as our AMD reference card

Specifications RTX 2060
SUPER
RX 5600 XT
(160W)
RX 5600 XT
(135W)
RTX 2060
Total Graphics Power 175 W 160 W 135 W 160 W
Stream Processors 2176 2304 2304 1920
Game Clock 1470 MHz 1615 MHz 1460 MHz 1365 MHz
Boost Clock 1650 MHz 1750 MHz 1620 MHz 1680 MHz
TMUs 136 144 144 120
Max. Texture Rate 224.4 GT/s 252.0 GT/s 233.3 GT/s 201.7 GT/s
ROPs 64 64 64 48
Max. Pixel Rate 105.6 GP/s 112.0 GP/s 103.7 GP/s 80.6 GP/s
Memory Size 8 GB 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 12 Gbps 14 Gbps
Bus Width 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Bandwidth 448 GB/s 336 GB/s 288 GB/s 336 GB/s
PCIe Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Current Price $399 $279 $279 $299

Let’s see how they compare with each other!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : TLDR Summary

This summary is for those who just want a quick overview. The detailed results are in the next pages.

This table summarises the price-performance value of each card, based on their performance in different games, at different resolutions, based on the formula :

Card Price (in USD) / average frame per second (fps)

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT has an official SEP price of $279, but since we are using the Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 5600 XT as the AMD reference card, we used its higher price of $289.

On the NVIDIA side, we used the RTX 2060 Founders Edition as well as the RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition, with the current price of $299 and $399.

Game Resolution RTX 2060 RX 5600 XT
(160W)
RTX 2060
SUPER
Price $299 $289 $399
F1 2019 1080p $3.88
+ 27%
$3.05 $3.53
+ 16%
1440p $4.82
+ 28%
$3.77 $4.93
+ 31%
2160p $7.29
+ 36%
$5.37 $7.53
+ 40%
World
War Z
1080p $3.29
+ 71%
$1.92 $2.71
+ 41%
1440p $4.46
+ 55%
$2.87 $4.07
+ 42%
2160p $7.48
+ 31%
$5.69 $7.69
+ 35%
Strange
Brigade
1080p $2.79
+ 28%
$2.18 $2.49
+ 14%
1440p $3.69
+ 23%
$2.99 $3.41
+ 14%
2160p $5.98
+ 15%
$5.18 $6.05
+ 17%
Division 2 1080p $4.75
+ 44%
$3.30 $4.29
+ 30%
1440p $6.64
+ 33%
$5.00 $6.44
+ 29%
2160p $11.50
+ 19%
$9.67 $12.09
+ 25%
AOTS 1080p $6.49
+ 93%
$3.36 $4.65
+ 38%
1440p $7.04
+ 99%
$3.53 $5.09
+ 44%
2160p $8.28
+ 80%
$4.60 $6.54
+ 42%
Average + 45.5% Baseline + 30.5%

The Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 5600 XT definitely offers more price-performance value than both NVIDIA cards.

Please remember that we are NOT looking at which card is faster, but how much it costs to deliver 1 fps of performance. The higher the value, the more bang for your buck!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Latest Price Lists!

Here is the latest price list with the best deals for the Radeon RX 5600 XT, as well as the newly-discounted GeForce RTX 2060, and the newer GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

Prices will change over time, so please click on the links to check for the latest prices.

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASRock £434
ASUS $319.99
$339.99
A$591
A$649
A$660
S$550
S$598
RM1598
RM1598
GIGABYTE $299.99 £218
£293
A$646
A$647
S$479
S$490
RM1539
RM1539
MSI $299.99
$339.99
£302
£339
A$495
A$585
S$475
PowerColor $279.99
$289.99
$309.99
£332
£343
£347
S$517 RM1399
RM1499
RM1499
Sapphire $289.99 £277 A$595 S$425
S$440
RM1358
RM1368
XFX $279.99
$319.99
£264
£281
A$528
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $339.99
$344.99
$349.99
£290
£332
£341
A$561
A$626
A$650
S$609
S$621
S$622
RM1249
RM1338
RM1399
EVGA $334.99
$340.99
$359.99
£330
£337
A$561
A$561
A$564
S$616
S$625
GIGABYTE $329.99
$359.99
£290
£300
S$445
S$449
RM1349
MSI $339.99
$359.99
$359.99
£297
£318
A$561
A$562
A$582
S$495
S$499
S$507
RM1259
RM1298
RM1298
PNY $339.99 £292 A$544
ZOTAC $319.99 £270 A$528
A$585
S$426
S$429
S$439
RM1250
RM1275
RM1319
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $404.99
$409.99
$449.99
£369.99
£379.99
£387.00
A$669.00
A$683.30
A$694.47
S$699
S$715
S$729
RM2000
RM2050
RM2150
EVGA $413.99
$439.99
$459.99
£401.98
£414.99
£429.99
A$699.96
A$733.24
A$733.29
S$639
S$639
S$644
RM1878
RM1999
RM1999
GIGABYTE $409.99 £340.99
£345.66
A$651.95 S$680
S$680
S$680
RM2089
RM2179
RM2179
MSI $409.99
$429.37
£392.37
£398.99
A$649.00
A$665.00
S$569
S$616
RM1795
RM1799
PNY $399.99
$446.04
£339.99
£412.48
A$767.11 S$724
S$834
RM1879
RM1879
ZOTAC $399.99 £338.98
£399.95
£404.99
A$666.63
A$733.29
S$546
S$548
S$549
RM1702
RM1719
RM1722

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : Benchmarking Notes

In addition to testing the Radeon RX 5600 XT in its two performance modes, we will compare it against both the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, as well as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

Here are the specifications of the AMD testbed we used.

Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Motherboard ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
Memory Speed G.SKILL Sniper X DDR4-3400 (8 GB x 2)
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (8 GB x 2)
Monitor Dell P2415Q Ultra HD Monitor
Storage 1TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Graphics Drivers NVIDIA GameReady Driver 441.87
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.1.1

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : F1 2019

F1 2019 is a new racing game by Codemasters, released on 28 June 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was perfect at 1080p, guaranteeing frame rates in excess of 60 fps. It was 23% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 16% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT did well at 1440p, delivering an average frame rate above 70 fps, with a good minimum frame rate above 50 fps.

At this higher resolution, it was 24% faster than the RTX 2060, and only 5% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

2160p Gaming Resolution

Will you look at that – at the 4K resolution, the Radeon RX 5600 XT matched the performance of the RTX 2060 SUPER, and was 32% faster than the RTX 2060!

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : World War Z

Based on the 2013 movie, World War Z is a relatively new third-person shooter game, released in April 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Vulkan API at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

Note : This game is known to be highly optimised for AMD Radeon cards.

1080p Gaming Resolution

It was no surprise to see the Radeon RX 5600 XT do so well in this AMD-optimised game. Even at 135W, it was as fast as the RTX 2060 SUPER, and a whopping 64% faster than the RTX 2060.

1440p Gaming Resolution

The Radeon RX 5600 XT continued to be faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER at 1440p, and was 51% faster than the RTX 2060.

2160p Gaming Resolution

Even at 4K, the Radeon RX 5600 XT was as fast as the RTX 2060 SUPER. It may not deliver 60 fps, but it was still 27.5% faster than the RTX 2060.

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade is also a third-person shooter game, released in August 2018.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Vulkan API at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was superb at 1080p, guaranteeing frame rates in excess of 80 fps. At 135W, it was 16% faster than the RTX 2060, and 22.5% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

But once you boost it to 160W, it was 24% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 17% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was perfect at 1440p, with minimum frame rates far in excess of 60 fps.

At 135W, it was 11% faster than the RTX 2060, and 23% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

Once you boost it to 160W, it was 20% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 17% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

2160p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT delivered good frame rates at 4K. At 160W, it was 12% faster than the RTX 2060, and 15% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : The Division 2

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is a new third-person shooter game released in March 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

Will you look at that! Even at 135W, the RX 5600 XT was 33% faster than the RTX 2060, and only 10% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

When boosted to 160W, it was 40% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 5% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 1440p, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT delivered good frame rates. At 135W, it was 22% faster than the RTX 2060, and only 11% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

When boosted to 160W, it was 29% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 6.5% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

2160p Gaming Resolution

4K was certainly not playable, not for any of the cards in this comparison. But we can see that at 160W, the RX 5600 XT was 15% faster than the RTX 2060, and only 9% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : Ashes of the Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity is a 2016 game that supports multi-core processing and asynchronous compute.

We tested it on three resolutions using the DirectX 12 API at the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was as fast as RTX 2060 SUPER, and astoundingly – 87% faster than the RTX 2060.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 1440p, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was 5% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and was almost twice as fast as the RTX 2060!

2160p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was 3% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and 75% faster than the RTX 2060!

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Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Conclusion

The last-minute power-up boost really transformed the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT into an RTX 2060 killer.

Even after NVIDIA shaved off $50 off its price, the GeForce RTX 2060 was no match for the Radeon RX 5600 XT.

More importantly, it gave the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT a much needed boost in price-performance value. In fact, it offers more dollar for FPS than the RTX 2060 SUPER!

Game Resolution RTX 2060 RX 5600 XT
(160W)
RTX 2060
SUPER
Price $299 $289 $399
F1 2019 1080p $3.88
+ 27%
$3.05 $3.53
+ 16%
1440p $4.82
+ 28%
$3.77 $4.93
+ 31%
2160p $7.29
+ 36%
$5.37 $7.53
+ 40%
World
War Z
1080p $3.29
+ 71%
$1.92 $2.71
+ 41%
1440p $4.46
+ 55%
$2.87 $4.07
+ 42%
2160p $7.48
+ 31%
$5.69 $7.69
+ 35%
Strange
Brigade
1080p $2.79
+ 28%
$2.18 $2.49
+ 14%
1440p $3.69
+ 23%
$2.99 $3.41
+ 14%
2160p $5.98
+ 15%
$5.18 $6.05
+ 17%
Division 2 1080p $4.75
+ 44%
$3.30 $4.29
+ 30%
1440p $6.64
+ 33%
$5.00 $6.44
+ 29%
2160p $11.50
+ 19%
$9.67 $12.09
+ 25%
AOTS 1080p $6.49
+ 93%
$3.36 $4.65
+ 38%
1440p $7.04
+ 99%
$3.53 $5.09
+ 44%
2160p $8.28
+ 80%
$4.60 $6.54
+ 42%
Average + 45.5% Baseline + 30.5%

The Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 5600 XT we used as the AMD reference card definitely offers more price-performance value than both NVIDIA cards.

Again, we have to point out that this does not mean that the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT is faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

It just means you get more bang for your buck with AMD’s latest mid-range graphics card.

Will NVIDIA counter with a price cut on the RTX 2060 SUPER? Fingers crossed!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Latest Price Lists!

Here is the latest price list with the best deals for the Radeon RX 5600 XT, as well as the newly-discounted GeForce RTX 2060, and the newer GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

Prices will change over time, so please click on the links to check for the latest prices.

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASRock £434
ASUS $319.99
$339.99
A$591
A$649
A$660
S$550
S$598
RM1598
RM1598
GIGABYTE $299.99 £218
£293
A$646
A$647
S$479
S$490
RM1539
RM1539
MSI $299.99
$339.99
£302
£339
A$495
A$585
S$475
PowerColor $279.99
$289.99
$309.99
£332
£343
£347
S$517 RM1399
RM1499
RM1499
Sapphire $289.99 £277 A$595 S$425
S$440
RM1358
RM1368
XFX $279.99
$319.99
£264
£281
A$528
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $339.99
$344.99
$349.99
£290
£332
£341
A$561
A$626
A$650
S$609
S$621
S$622
RM1249
RM1338
RM1399
EVGA $334.99
$340.99
$359.99
£330
£337
A$561
A$561
A$564
S$616
S$625
GIGABYTE $329.99
$359.99
£290
£300
S$445
S$449
RM1349
MSI $339.99
$359.99
$359.99
£297
£318
A$561
A$562
A$582
S$495
S$499
S$507
RM1259
RM1298
RM1298
PNY $339.99 £292 A$544
ZOTAC $319.99 £270 A$528
A$585
S$426
S$429
S$439
RM1250
RM1275
RM1319
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $404.99
$409.99
$449.99
£369.99
£379.99
£387.00
A$669.00
A$683.30
A$694.47
S$699
S$715
S$729
RM2000
RM2050
RM2150
EVGA $413.99
$439.99
$459.99
£401.98
£414.99
£429.99
A$699.96
A$733.24
A$733.29
S$639
S$639
S$644
RM1878
RM1999
RM1999
GIGABYTE $409.99 £340.99
£345.66
A$651.95 S$680
S$680
S$680
RM2089
RM2179
RM2179
MSI $409.99
$429.37
£392.37
£398.99
A$649.00
A$665.00
S$569
S$616
RM1795
RM1799
PNY $399.99
$446.04
£339.99
£412.48
A$767.11 S$724
S$834
RM1879
RM1879
ZOTAC $399.99 £338.98
£399.95
£404.99
A$666.63
A$733.29
S$546
S$548
S$549
RM1702
RM1719
RM1722

 

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SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT Review : RTX 2060 Killer!

The SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT is one of the first Radeon RX 5600 XT cards to ship, and a highly-overclocked one at that too!

Here is our in-depth review of the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT graphics card, including noise and performance comparison of its two BIOS modes!

Find out why we gave it our Reviewer’s Choice Award!

 

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 a Radeon RX 5700 with a 192-bit memory bus, instead of a 256-bit memory bus.

It launched with a TGP of 150 watts, 6 GB of GDDR6 memory, and have a PCI Express 4.0 x16 interface. 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 | RX 5600 : A Quick Primer!

 

SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT Price + Availability

The SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT is available for sale, starting 21 January 2020.

Here are some online purchase options (prices accurate as of 31 January 2020) :

 

SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 5600 XT

The SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY) is not only one of the first Radeon RX 5600 XT cards to hit the market, it is a highly-overclocked variant.

But don’t expect fancy packaging. It comes in a simple cardboard retail box, which contains only the card and nothing else.

It boasts a large heat pipe cooler with two 95 mm fans with dual-ball bearings, and Dual BIOS capability – allowing you to easily switch between two performance modes.

The fans are designed to run quiet, only spinning up when the card gets hot. In fact, unless you are gaming, the fans will remained turned off.

Even when you game though, Sapphire says the fans will stay below 25 dBA – almost completely silent! Our tests show the fans spinning at a maximum speed of just above 1,200 RPM.

We like the horizontal heatsink design, which lets the hot air exhaust out the back of the case through the vents above the four display ports.

And case modders will love its solid aluminium backplate, which also functions as a secondary heatsink for the GPU.

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SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT Hand On Experience!

In this 2.5 minute video, we will give you a hands-on tour of the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY) graphics card, and a quick overview of its key features :

  • performance power-up
  • Dual BIOS, and the Performance and Silent modes
  • fan and cooler, and display outputs
  • PCI Express interface

Next Page > SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 Key Features + Noise Comparison!

 

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SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT Power-Up!

The SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY) is a factory-overclocked card.

When it was first announced, it boasted a 1560 MHz game clock and a 1620 MHz boost clock – 13.5% and 4% higher than reference specifications.

At the last minute though, Sapphire introduced a power up BIOS update, which gave it a bigger boost in performance :

  • 1615 MHz game clock : +3.5% over original, +17.5% over reference
  • 1750 MHz boost clock : +8% over original, +12% over reference
  • 1750 MHz memory clock : +16.7% over original and reference
  • 160 W TGP : 6.7% over original and reference

In this table, we compare the specifications of its two performance modes – 160W and 135W, against the Radeon RX 5700, and the Radeon RX 5600.

Specifications Radeon RX
5700
SAPPHIRE
RX 5600 XT
(160W)
SAPPHIRE
RX 5600 XT
(135W)
Radeon RX
5600
Total Graphics Power 185 W 160 W 135 W 150 W
Stream Processors 2304 2304 2304 2048
Game Clock 1465 MHz 1615 MHz 1560 MHz 1375 MHz
Boost Clock 1725 MHz 1750 MHz 1620 MHz 1560 MHz
TMUs 144 144 144 128
Max. Texture Rate 248.4 GT/s 252.0 GT/s 233.3 GT/s 199.7 GT/s
ROPs 64 64 64 64
Max. Pixel Rate 110.4 GP/s 112.0 GP/s 103.7 GP/s 99.8 GP/s
Memory Size 8 GB 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 12 Gbps 12 Gbps
Bus Width 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Bandwidth 448 GB/s 336 GB/s 288 GB/s 288 GB/s
PCIe Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 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 at 160W!

The Radeon RX 5700 only beats it in memory size, and memory bandwidth.

Its 135W performance mode is basically its original overclocked specifications at 150W, now with a lower TGP.

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

 

SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT Dual BIOS

The SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY) has Dual BIOS capability, with a physical BIOS switch hidden in the backplate.

This is a really useful feature, offering the ability to switch between two performance modes, and doubles as a backup BIOS in case of a flash failure.

Here is how the Dual BIOS feature works. To select a performance mode, turn off your PC and use this BIOS switch to select between the default BIOS (right) or the secondary BIOS (left).

SAPPHIRE is offering a new 160W Performance Mode in the Primary BIOS, and a 135W Silent Mode in the Secondary BIOS through a BIOS update.

Specifications Silent Mode Performance Mode Difference
TGP 135 W 160 W +25 W (18.5%)
Game Clock 1560 MHz 1615 MHz + 55 MHz (3.5%)
Boost Clock 1620 MHz 1750 MHz + 130 MHz (8%)
Memory Clock 1500 MHz
(12 Gbps)
1750 MHz
(14 Gbps)
+ 250 MHz (16.7%)

For more details, please see our guide : AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Power Up BIOS Guide!

 

SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT Noise Comparison

In this video, we compare the fan noise level and characteristics using the Performance Mode and Silent Mode options.

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SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT Power

The SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY) has an updated TGP of 160 watts, after the power-up BIOS upgrade.

Sapphire used an 8-pin power connector, which not only lets them instantly increase the TGP from 150W to 160W, it also gives you more overclocking headroom.

 

SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT Display Ports

The SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY) comes with three display ports – three DisplayPort 1.4 ports, and one HDMI port.

 

SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT Interface

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT uses the new PCI Express 4.0 interface, but unlike the Radeon RX 5500 XT, it has 16 lanes instead of just 8 lanes.

This gives it twice the bandwidth of PCI Express 3.0 x16 cards, but only if you pair it with a PCI Express 4.0 motherboard.

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SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT Benchmarking Notes

In this review, we will take a look at its gaming performance, in comparison to 6 other graphics cards :

Here is a quick comparison of their key specifications :

Min. Texture
Fill Rate
Min. Pixel
Fill Rate
Memory
Size + Type
Memory
Bandwidth
Radeon RX Vega 64 319.2 GT/s 81.5 GP/s 8 GB HBM2 484 GB/s
Radeon RX 5700 XT 256.8 GT/s 102.7 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 448 GB/s
Radeon RX 5700 211.0 GT/s 93.8 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 448 GB/s
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 199.9 GT/s 94.1 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 448 GB/s
Radeon RX 5600 XT (160W) 232.6 GT/s 103.4 GP/s 6 GB GDDR6 336 GB/s
Radeon RX 5600 XT (135W) 224.6 GT/s 99.8 GP/s 6 GB GDDR6 288 GB/s
GeForce RTX 2060 163.8 GT/s 65.5 GP/s 6 GB GDDR5 336 GB/s
PowerColor RX 5500 XT 151.1 GT/s 54.9 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 224 GB/s

Here are the specifications of the AMD testbed we used.

Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Motherboard ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
Memory Speed G.SKILL Sniper X DDR4-3400 (8 GB x 2)
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (8 GB x 2)
Monitor Dell P2415Q Ultra HD Monitor
Storage 1TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Graphics Drivers NVIDIA GameReady Driver 441.87
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.1.1

 

SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT Thermal Output

We recorded the peak exhaust temperatures of those cards, to see how much heat they throw out. Take a look…

Note that these are not the recorded temperatures, but how much hotter the exhaust air is above ambient temperature.

Not surprisingly, the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY)) runs really cool. That’s not a typo – it actually runs cooler with the 160W BIOS, probably because the fan runs faster, or more often.

The 135W BIOS, on the other hand, is tuned to run quieter. So the fan tends to stay off longer.

For those who are really interested in the GPU junction temperature, the card hit 70°C while gaming, with an ambient temperature of 29°C.

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Synthetic Game Test – 3DMark

We used 3DMark’s Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme synthetic benchmarks, which offers a great approximation of gaming performance in general.

The Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme benchmarks support DirectX 12, and the latest features like asynchronous compute, and multi-threading support.

Time Spy – 2560 x 1440

In the Time Spy test, the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (135W) was equivalent to the Radeon RX Vega 64.

With the 160W BIOS though, it was 6.4% faster than the Vega 64, and just 6% slower than the Radeon RX 5700.

Let’s see how much of an effect they have on the overall gaming score…

Impressive how the RX 5600 XT using the 135W BIOS is equal to the Vega 64, and 4% faster than the GeForce RTX 2060.

Time Spy Extreme – 3840 x 2160

At the higher 4K resolution, the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY)) was 6% slower than the GeForce RTX 2060 at 135W, but equally fast at 160W.

And here are their overall gaming scores at 4K…

At 135W, it was 5% slower than the RTX 2060, but equal in performance at 160W.

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F1 2019

F1 2019 is a new racing game by Codemasters, released on 28 June 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

Very impressive! Whether at 135W or 160W, the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT delivered over 90 fps, beating the Radeon RX 5500 XT by 16.7% and the GeForce RTX 2060 by 23%.

1440p Gaming Resolution

It had no problem handling 1440p. Even at 135W, it was 19% faster than the RTX 2060, and 25% faster than the RX 5500 XT.

2160p Gaming Resolution

Not bad. Even at 4K, it delivered a frame rate in excess of 50 fps.

At 135W, it was 13% faster than the RX 5500 XT, and 24% faster than the RTX 2060.

When boosted to 160W, it was actually equal to the Vega 64, and yes, the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER!

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World War Z

Based on the 2013 movie, World War Z is a relatively new third-person shooter game, released in April 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Vulkan API at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

Note : This game is known to be highly optimised for AMD Radeon cards.

1080p Gaming Resolution

Look at that! The SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY) actually matched the far more expensive GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

It was also 40% faster than the RX 5500 XT, and 65% faster than the RTX 2060.

1440p Gaming Resolution

Even at 1440p, it continued to match the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER in performance, and was about 46%~50% faster than the RX 5500 XT and RTX 2060.

2160p Gaming Resolution

Not bad! It was reasonably fast at 4K, still matching the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER in performance. It was now 27.5% faster than the RTX 2060, and a full 50% faster than the RX 5500 XT.

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Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade is also a third-person shooter game, released in August 2018.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Vulkan API at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 135W, it was 16% faster than the RTX 2060, and 38% faster than the RX 5500 XT.

When boosted to 160W, it was just 5% slower than the Vega 64, and just 9% slower than the Radeon RX 5700.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 135W, it was 11% faster than the RTX 2060, and 38% faster than the RX 5500 XT.

When boosted to 160W, it was now just 2% slower than the Vega 64, and only 9% slower than the Radeon RX 5700.

2160p Gaming Resolution

At 135W, it was now only 6% faster than the RTX 2060, but 43% faster than the RX 5500 XT.

When boosted to 160W, it was now 7% slower than the Vega 64, and 12.5% slower than the Radeon RX 5700.

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The Division 2

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is a new third-person shooter game released in March 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

Wow… At 160W, the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT was as fast as the Radeon RX 5700 and Vega 64! It was also 40% faster than the RTX 2060, and 49% faster than the RX 5500 XT.

1440p Gaming Resolution

Not bad – it almost achieved an average frame rate of 60 fps at 1440p. That makes it as fast as the Radeon RX 5700 and Vega 64.

It was now 29% faster than the RTX 2060, and 49% faster than the RX 5500 XT.

2160p Gaming Resolution

None of the cards here is fast enough to handle the 4K resolution, but we can see that the RX 5600 XT is almost as fast as the Radeon RX 5700 and Vega 64 at 160W.

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Ashes of the Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity is a 2016 game that supports multi-core processing and asynchronous compute.

We tested it on three resolutions using the DirectX 12 API at the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT actually matched the RTX 2060 SUPER and Radeon RX 5700 in performance!

1440p Gaming Resolution

It maintained its position between the RTX 2060 SUPER and Radeon RX 5700, even when we kicked the resolution up a notch.

2160p Gaming Resolution

Even at 4K, the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT maintained its performance position between RTX 2060 SUPER and Radeon RX 5700.

 

SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT : Our Verdict + Award

The SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY) is a gamer’s card. By that, we mean – it has a no-frills focus on what’s important : gaming performance, and absolutely no fluff.

It is a highly-overclocked variant, with a 17.5% faster game clock, 12% faster boost clock and 16.7% faster memory clock – giving it a substantial boost over the Radeon RX 5500 XT.

To keep things cool, it has a large aluminium cooler with four heat pipes, and two large fans. It’s important to note that even though it has excellent cooling performance – the fans are really quiet.

All that overclocking and cooling actually puts the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY) at roughly the same performance level as the Radeon RX 5700, and certainly far ahead of its chief competitor – the GeForce RTX 2060.

Our benchmark results show that the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT is definitely superior to the RTX 2060, and even comes close to the Radeon RX 5700 and yes, even the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, in a number of games.

This is definitely thanks to AMD’s last-minute RX 5600 XT power-up, which is basically gives everyone a free performance boost on day one.

AMD may have intended the Radeon RX 5600 XT to serve as a premium 1080p gaming card, but the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY)) is so fast, it will do quite well as a budget 1440p gaming card!

We are so impressed with the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT, we gladly award it our Reviewer’s Choice Award! Great job, SAPPHIRE and AMD!

 

SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT : Where To Buy?

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The SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT is available for sale, starting 21 January 2020.

Here are some online purchase options (prices accurate as of 31 January 2020) :

 

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AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Power Up BIOS Guide!

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT cards are now available for sale, but many will NOT ship with the last-minute power-up BIOS updates.

We created this guide to help you download the correct BIOS updates, so you can enjoy your FREE Radeon RX 5600 XT power-up!

 

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Power-Up : A Quick Primer

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 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 aspects :

  • 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 overclocking 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.

But please note that AMD is leaving it up to their AIB partners to determine the final clock speeds, so your card may not see such high boosts.

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

 

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT BIOS Updates : Where To Get Them?

To enjoy the free Radeon RX 5600 XT power-up, you will need to download and install the new BIOS updates from your card manufacturer. But you need to make sure you are downloading the right one.

Note : All links and information were sourced from the respective card manufacturers. Please check with them if you face any issues. We can offer no guarantee regarding their accuracy or reliability.

ASROCK RX 5600 XT BIOS Updates

Please make sure you follow the BIOS update instructions.

Model SKU BIOS Version Date Download Links
Radeon RX 5600 XT
Challenger D 6G OC
RX5600XT CLD 6GO L07 2020/01/21 Global China
Radeon RX 5600 XT
Phantom Gaming D2 6G OC
RX5600XT PGD2 6GO L10 2020/01/21 Global China
Radeon RX 5600 XT
Phantom Gaming D3 6G OC
RX5600XT PGD3 6GO L10 2020/01/21 Global China

GIGABYTE RX 5600 XT BIOS Updates

Please make sure you follow the BIOS update instructions.

Model SKU BIOS Version Changes Download Links
Radeon RX 5600 XT
Gaming OC 6G
GV-
R56XTGAMING
OC-6GD
FA0 TGP : 150W to 180W
Game Clock : 1560MHz to 1670MHz
Boost Clock : 1620MHz to 1750MHz
Memory : 1500MHz to 1750MHz
Global

PowerColor RX 5600 XT BIOS Updates

Recommended for Red Devil and Red Dragon cards with DG2001 serial numbers.

Model SKU Changes Date Download Links
Radeon RX 5600 XT
Red Devil
AXRX 5600XT
6GBD6-3DHE/OC
OC : 1560/1620 to 1660/1750
Silent :
1420/1600 to 1495/1620
2020/01/21 Global Taiwan
Radeon RX 5600 XT
Red Dragon
AXRX 5600XT
6GBD6-3DHR/OC
OC : 1460/1620 to 1560/1750
Silent :
1375/1560 to 1460/1620
2020/01/21 Global Taiwan

SAPPHIRE RX 5600 XT BIOS Updates

Model SKU Changes Date Download Links
SAPPHIRE PULSE
Radeon RX 5600 XT
11296-01-20G 160W Performance Mode
135 W Silent Mode
2020/01/21 Global

Performance Mode : 160 W TGP, 14 Gbps RAM, 1750 MHz Boost Clock, 1615 MHz Game Clock
Silent Mode :
135 W TGP, 12 Gbps RAM, 1620 MHz Boost Clock, 1460 MHz Game Clock

XFX RX 5600 XT BIOS Updates

Model SKU UPC Changes Download Links
THICC III Ultra RX-56XT638D8 778656079083 1495 / 1620
to
1660 / 1750
Performance Quiet
RX-56XT6TBD8 778656079076 Performance Quiet
THICC III Pro RX-56XT636D8 778656079090 1495 / 1620
to
1615 / 1750
Performance Quiet
RX-56XT6TFD8 778656079052 Performance Quiet
THICC II Pro RX-56XT626D6 778656079069 1460 / 1620
to
1560 / 1620
Performance Quiet
RX-56XT6DFD6 778656079014 Performance
RAW II Pro RX-56XT6OFFR 778656079106 1460 / 1620
to
1560 / 1620

 

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GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5600 XT : Now 180W Strong!

GIGABYTE just gave the Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC 6G a major, MAJOR performance boost!

Find out WHAT happened, and how YOU can enjoy this FREE performance boost too!

 

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC 6G

When GIGABYTE announced their Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC 6G, it was really just another overclocked version of the Radeon RX 5600 XT, no different from the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT we just reviewed.

But they just released a BIOS update that not only makes it much, MUCH faster… it also makes the Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC 6G the fastest RX 5600 XT card currently available in the market.

 

New GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC Specifications

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

Specifications Radeon RX
5700
GIGABYTE
RX 5600 XT
Gaming OC
(180W)
GIGABYTE
RX 5600 XT
Gaming OC
(150W)
Radeon RX
5600
Total Graphics Power 185 W 180 W 150 W 150 W
Stream Processors 2304 2304 2304 2048
Game Clock 1465 MHz 1670 MHz 1560 MHz 1375 MHz
Boost Clock 1725 MHz 1750 MHz 1620 MHz 1560 MHz
TMUs 144 144 144 144
Game Texture Rate 211.0 GT/s 240.5 GT/s 224.6 GT/s 198.0 GT/s
Max. Texture Rate 248.4 GT/s 252.0 GT/s 233.3 GT/s 224.6 GT/s
ROPs 64 64 64 64
Game Pixel Rate 93.8 GP/s 106.9 GP/s 99.8 GP/s 88.0 GP/s
Max. Pixel Rate 110.4 GP/s 112.0 GP/s 103.7 GP/s 99.8 GP/s
Memory Size 8 GB 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 12 Gbps 12 Gbps
Bus Width 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Bandwidth 448 GB/s 336 GB/s 288 GB/s 288 GB/s
PCIe Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16

This BIOS update totally changes the GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC. It is much faster than the reference Radeon RX 5600 XT specifications.

In fact, it has higher texture and pixel fill rates than Radeon RX 5700! The Radeon RX 5700 only beats it in memory size, and memory bandwidth.

 

Where To Get Its Power-Up BIOS?

Due to the last minute change by AMD, many of the early GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC cards shipped at the original specifications.

For those whose Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC card is still using the original BIOS, you can update and install the BIOS update, to enjoy the FREE performance boost!

Please make sure you follow the BIOS update instructions.

Model SKU BIOS Version Changes Download Links
Radeon RX 5600 XT
Gaming OC 6G
GV-
R56XTGAMING
OC-6GD
FA0 TGP : 150W to 180W
Game Clock : 1560MHz to 1670MHz
Boost Clock : 1620MHz to 1750MHz
Memory : 1500MHz to 1750MHz
Global

Please note that only the Gaming OC 6G model has received the power-up BIOS. Their WINDFORCE OC model has yet to receive any power-up BIOS update.

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

 

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC 6G : Where To Buy?

Here is where you can purchase the GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC 6G :

 

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AMD Clarifies Last-Minute RX 5600 XT Overclocking!

We reached out to AMD about the last-minute Radeon RX 5600 XT overclocking, and here are a couple of things we found out…

 

Last Minute Radeon RX 5600 XT Overclocking : What Happened?

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

 

AMD On The Last Minute Radeon RX 5600 XT Overclocking

We reached out to AMD about this last-minute overclocking of the Radeon RX 5600 XT, and here is what we found out :

No Change In Specifications

Officially, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT never received a power-up, and the official specifications will not change.

Like the RX 5500 XT, the RX 5600 XT does not have a reference card, and can only be purchased from an AMD AIB partner.

AMD only provides a minimum set of specifications for the RX 5600 XT and it is up to their AIB partners to configure their cards as they see fit.

As far as they are concerned, the official specifications are what their partners “start from”, and this last-minute Radeon RX 5600 XT overclocking is nothing more than a decision by their AIB partner.

No Change In Price

AMD also clarified that there will be no change in the SEP of US$279, even though NVIDIA recently slashed the price of their GeForce RTX 2060 down to US$299.

Again, that is their recommended e-tail price – “starting from“, which means their AIB partners are free to charge whatever they want.

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

 

Our Opinion

Now, that’s AMD’s official word.

Unofficially, we understand that there is a scramble to reprogram cards that have already been shipped, so they will be sold with the power-up BIOS for higher clock speeds and TGP.

When it comes to the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT we have over here, it is notable that even though it was an overclocked part, it launched with a 150W TGP and 12 Gbps memory.

Yet, just days before it’s available for sale, they greatly boosted its clock speeds and increased its TGP… and changed their website to reflect the new specifications.

It is unlikely that SAPPHIRE would have done so without AMD’s “recommendation”, because if they wanted to launch the PULSE RX 5600 XT with the supercharged specifications, they would have done so from the get-go.

It is insane for them to pull a last-minute change like that, because it would mean getting their distributors to manually update the cards that had earlier been shipped.

But whatever the reasons, this makes the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT a far more exciting card than it would have been. And certainly, much better value for the money… if Sapphire does not charge more for the power-up!

Fingers crossed!

Update : All other AMD AIB partners have also released their Radeon RX 5600 XT power-up BIOS updates!

 

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Specifications Compared!

By overclocking the Radeon RX 5600 XT so much, it is better positioned against the GeForce RTX 2060, which received a $50 price cut to $299 just a few days ago.

Even without the boost, the RX 5600 XT already delivers higher texture and pixel fill rates than the RTX 2060. But the boost gave it parity in memory bandwidth, which we think will matter a lot.

Specifications GeForce
RTX 2060
Radeon RX
5600 XT
(160W)
Radeon RX
5600 XT
(150W)
Radeon RX
5600
Transistors 10.8 billion 10.3 billion 10.3 billion 10.3 billion
Fab Process 12 nm 7 nm 7 nm 7 nm
Total Graphics Power 160 W 160 W 150 W 150 W
Stream Processors 1920 2304 2304 2048
Game Clock 1365 MHz 1660 MHz 1375 MHz 1375 MHz
Boost Clock 1680 MHz 1750 MHz 1560 MHz 1560 MHz
TMUs 120 144 144 128
Max. Texture Rate 201.6 GT/s 252.0 GT/s 224.6 GT/s 199.7 GT/s
ROPs 48 64 64 64
Max. Pixel Rate 80.6 GP/s 112.0 GP/s 99.8 GP/s 99.8 GP/s
Memory Size 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 12 Gbps 12 Gbps
Bus Width 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Bandwidth 336 GB/s 336 GB/s 288 GB/s 288 GB/s
PCIe Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16

Once the NDA expires, we will take a closer look at how the overclocked Radeon RX 5600 XT compares against the GeForce RTX 2060!

 

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

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!

 

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!

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

Specifications Performance BIOS Silent BIOS
Firmware Name 411EFMIU.X4B 411EFMIU.O4C
TGP 160 W 135 W
Game Clock 1615 MHz 1560 MHz
Boost Clock 1750 MHz 1620 MHz
Memory Clock 1750 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.

Specifications Radeon RX
5700
Radeon RX
5600 XT
(160W)
Radeon RX
5600 XT
(150W)
Radeon RX
5600
Transistors 10.3 billion 10.3 billion 10.3 billion 10.3 billion
Fab Process 7 nm 7 nm 7 nm 7 nm
Total Graphics Power 185 W 160 W 150 W 150 W
Stream Processors 2304 2304 2304 2048
Game Clock 1465 MHz 1660 MHz 1375 MHz 1375 MHz
Boost Clock 1725 MHz 1750 MHz 1560 MHz 1560 MHz
TMUs 144 144 144 128
Max. Texture Rate 248.4 GT/s 252.0 GT/s 224.6 GT/s 199.7 GT/s
ROPs 64 64 64 64
Max. Pixel Rate 110.4 GP/s 112.0 GP/s 99.8 GP/s 99.8 GP/s
Memory Size 8 GB 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 12 Gbps 12 Gbps
Bus Width 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Bandwidth 448 GB/s 336 GB/s 288 GB/s 288 GB/s
PCIe Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 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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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!

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.

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

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

 

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.

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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