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SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT In-Depth Review!

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.

Next Page > Benchmarking Notes | Thermal Output | 3DMark Results

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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.

Next Page > F1 2019 + World War Z Benchmark Results

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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.

Next Page > Strange Brigade + Division 2 Benchmark Results

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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.

Next Page > AoTS Benchmark Results | Our Verdict + Award!

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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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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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Here Are The First 22 AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Cards!

Unlike the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT cards, the new AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT does not have a reference design – it is available only as custom-designed cards from AMD’s partners.

Here is a quick primer on the first slew of Radeon RX 5500 XT cards from ASRock, ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire and XFX!

 

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT : The First Cards

If you want to skip ahead to the first twenty two RX 5500 XT cards, click on these links.

For a quick primer on the Radeon RX 5500 XT, scroll down. Don’t forget to check out our PowerColor Red Dragon Radeon RX 5500 XT review!

 

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.

The AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 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.

Recommended : AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Tech Report + Video Briefing!

 

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Specifications

In this table, we compare its reference specifications against its more powerful brethren – the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT.

Again, please note that the RX 5500 XT is only available from AMD partners as custom cards, and could have different specifications.

Specifications Radeon RX
5700 XT
Radeon RX
5700
Radeon RX
5500 XT
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
Stream Processors 2560 2340 1408
Base Clock 1605 MHz 1465 MHz 1607 MHz
Game Clock 1755 MHz 1625 MHz 1717 MHz
Boost Clock 1905 MHz 1725 MHz 1845 MHz
TMUs 160 144 88
Max. Texture Rate 304.8 GT/s 248.4 GT/s 162.4 GT/s
ROPs 64 64 32
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
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit 128-bit
Bandwidth 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 224 GB/s
PCIe Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x8

 

ASRock RX 5500 XT Challenger D 4G OC

This is an overclocked 4 GB variant with a dual fan cooler, a 78 MHz higher base clock and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • Base Clock : 1685 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz
  • Boost Clock : 1845 MHz
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • Polychrome SYNC
  • Dual Fan Design + Stylish Metal Backplate
  • 0dB Silent Cooling
  • ASRock Tweak

 

ASRock RX 5500 XT Phantom Gaming D 8G OC

This is the 8 GB version of the Challenger card above, and comes with the same dual fan cooler, a 78 MHz higher base clock and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • Base Clock : 1685 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz
  • Boost Clock : 1845 MHz
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • Polychrome SYNC
  • Dual Fan Design + Stylish Metal Backplate
  • 0dB Silent Cooling
  • ASRock Tweak

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ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 5500 XT

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant with a dual-fan cooler, and 20 MHz higher game and boost clocks.

  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (OC / Gaming Mode)
  • Boost Clock : 1865 MHz (OC Mode) / 1845 MHz (Gaming Mode)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • Axial-tech fan design features a smaller fan hub that facilitates longer blades and a barrier ring that increases downward air pressure.
  • 0dB technology lets you enjoy light gaming in relative silence.
  • Dual BIOS switch lets you toggle between Quiet and Performance BIOS profiles sans software.
  • Auto-Extreme Technology uses automation to enhance reliability.
  • Super Alloy Power II includes premium alloy chokes, solid polymer capacitors, and an array of high-current power stages.
  • A protective backplate secures components during transportation and installation.
  • ASUS FanConnect II equips a hybrid-controlled fan header for optimal system cooling.

 

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5500 XT OC 4G

This is an overclocked 4 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, a 40 MHz higher base clock and a 16 MHz higher game clock :

  • WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System with alternate spinning fans
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1733 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1647 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

 

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5500 XT OC 8G

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, a 40 MHz higher base clock and a 16 MHz higher game clock :

  • WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System with alternate spinning fans
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1733 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1647 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

 

GIGABYTE RX 5500 XT Gaming OC 4G

This is an overclocked 4 GB variant, with a triple-fan cooler, a 40 MHz higher base clock and a 16 MHz higher game clock :

  • WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System with alternate spinning fans
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1685 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

 

GIGABYTE RX 5500 XT Gaming OC 8G

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant, with a triple-fan cooler, a 78 MHz higher base clock and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System with alternate spinning fans
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1685 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

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MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Mech 4G

This is a stock 4 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, and reference clock speeds

  • TORX Fan 3.0 with Dispersion Fan Blades
  • RGB Mystic Light + Afterburner OC Utility
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1717 MHz
  • Base Clock : 1607 MHz
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

 

MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Mech 8G

This is a stock 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, and reference clock speeds

  • TORX Fan 3.0 with Dispersion Fan Blades
  • RGB Mystic Light + Afterburner OC Utility
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1717 MHz
  • Base Clock : 1607 MHz
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

 

MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Mech 4G OC

This is an overclocked 4 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, 40 MHz higher base clock and 16 MHz higher game clock.

  • TORX Fan 3.0 with Dispersion Fan Blades
  • RGB Mystic Light + Afterburner OC Utility
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1733 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1647 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

 

MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Mech 8G OC

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, 40 MHz higher base clock and 16 MHz higher game clock.

  • TORX Fan 3.0 with Dispersion Fan Blades
  • RGB Mystic Light + Afterburner OC Utility
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1733 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1647 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

 

MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming 4G

This is an overclocked 4 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, a 40 MHz higher base clock and a 16 MHz higher game clock :

  • TORX Fan 3.0 with Dispersion Fan Blades
  • RGB Mystic Light + Afterburner OC Utility
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1733 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1647 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

 

MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming 8G

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, a 40 MHz higher base clock and a 16 MHz higher game clock :

  • TORX Fan 3.0 with Dispersion Fan Blades
  • RGB Mystic Light + Afterburner OC Utility
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1733 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1647 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

 

MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming X 4G

This is an overclocked 4 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, a 78 MHz higher base clock and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • TORX Fan 3.0 with Dispersion Fan Blades
  • RGB Mystic Light + Afterburner OC Utility
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1685 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

 

MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming X 8G

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, a 78 MHz higher base clock and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • TORX Fan 3.0 with Dispersion Fan Blades
  • RGB Mystic Light + Afterburner OC Utility
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1685 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

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PowerColor Radeon RX 5500 XT

This is a stock 4 GB variant, with a single-fan cooler, and reference clock speeds

  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1717 MHz
  • Base Clock : 1607 MHz
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b, 1 x SL DVI-D

 

PowerColor Red Dragon RX 5500 XT

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, a 78 MHz higher base clock and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • Base Clock : 1685 MHz (Reference card is 1607 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b, 1 x SL DVI-D

Recommended : PowerColor Red Dragon Radeon RX 5500 XT Review!

 

Sapphire PULSE RX 5500 XT 4G

This is an overclocked 4 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • Dual-X Cooler + TriXX Boost
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

 

Sapphire PULSE RX 5500 XT 8G

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • Dual-X Cooler + TriXX Boost
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

 

Sapphire NITRO+ RX 5500 XT 8G SE

This is an overclocked 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, and a 20 MHz higher game clock :

  • Dual-X Cooler + TriXX Boost + NITRO Glow
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1737 MHz (Reference card is 1717 MHz)
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 2 x DisplayPort 1.4, 2 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

 

XFX Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB THICC II Pro

This is a stock 84 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, and reference clock speeds :

  • XFX Zero DB Auto Load Sensing Fans
  • XFX THICC II Pro Cooler
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1717 MHz
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

 

XFX Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB THICC II Pro

This is a stock 8 GB variant, with a dual-fan cooler, and reference clock speeds :

  • XFX Zero DB Auto Load Sensing Fans
  • XFX THICC II Pro Cooler
  • Boost Clock : up to 1845 MHz
  • Game Clock : 1717 MHz
  • GDDR6 Memory Clock : 1750 MHz (14 Gbps)
  • Display Ports : 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b

Price + Availability (Accurate as of 16 December 2019)

 

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Cheapest Radeon RX 5700 | RX 5700 XT Deals In Malaysia!

Due to overwhelming demand, it can be hard to get good Radeon RX 5700 or Radeon RX 5700 XT deals.

So we went out and found you the cheapest Radeon RX 5700 / RX 5700 XT deals in Malaysia!

 

AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series Primer

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 series of graphics cards is built around the new AMD Navi GPU that uses the new RDNA architecture and fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.

Its redesigned Compute Units deliver 1.25X higher performance per clock, and up to 1.5X better performance per watt.

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 has 2304 stream processors, with 144 TMUs and 64 ROPs, delivering a peak output of 248 GT/s and 110 GP/s.

Recommended : AMD Radeon RX 5700 Review : 1440p Gaming FTW!

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT has 2560 stream processors, with 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs, delivering a peak output of 305 GT/s and 122 GP/s.

They both come with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, with a peak bandwidth of 448 GB/s.

 

Cheapest Radeon RX 5700 | RX 5700 XT Deals In Malaysia!

Due to overwhelming demand, it can be really hard to get some Radeon RX 5700 or Radeon RX 5700 XT models, much less great deals. According to AMD, this situation will last until end of August or September 2019.

But we managed to find some pretty good deals! Here are the cheapest Radeon RX 5700 / RX 5700 XT deals in Malaysia, as of 16 August 2019.

Cheapest Radeon RX 5700 Deals In Malaysia!

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 has 2304 stream processors, with 144 TMUs and 64 ROPs, and 8 GB of GDDR6 memory.

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 has an official RRP of RM 1659, so anything below that is a good deal.

Models Lazada Shopee
PowerColor RX 5700 RM 1,599 RM 1,699
ASUS Radeon RX 5700 RM 1,599 RM 1,659
MSI Radeon RX 5700 RM 1,620 RM 1,620
Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 RM 1,627 RM 1,629
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5700 RM 1,630 RM 1,699
ASRock Radeon RX 5700 RM 1,659 RM 1,659 | RM 1,659

Lazada appears to have the best RX 5700 deals (ASUS | PowerColor), with all but the ASRock model selling for less than the RRP.

Recommended : The AMD Radeon RX 5700 Malaysia Price List + Analysis!

Cheapest Radeon RX 5700 XT Deals In Malaysia!

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT has 2560 stream processors, with 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs, and 8 GB of GDDR6 memory.

It has an official RRP of RM 1859, so grab anything below that!

Models Lazada Shopee
Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT RM 1,838 RM 1,829
MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT RM 1,850 RM 1,849
PowerColor RX 5700 XT RM 1,859
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5700 XT RM 1,880 RM 1,938
ASUS Radeon RX 5700 XT RM 1,928 RM 1,928

When it comes to the Radeon RX 5700 XT, Shopee has the cheapest deal, and is the only source for the PowerColor RX 5700 XT.

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The 27 New AMD Radeon RX 500 Graphics Cards Revealed!

AMD just announced the new Radeon RX 500 Series graphics cards. Dubbed Polaris Refined, they run the same Polaris GPUs as the Radeon RX 480 graphics card. They basically offer higher clock speeds and/or additional Compute Units. There was one new model though – the entry-level Radeon RX 550.

In this article, we will share with you the first 27 Radeon RX 500 graphics cards to be introduced into the market. Check them out!

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The AORUS Radeon RX 500 Graphics Cards (4 Models)
– AORUS Radeon RX580 XTR 8G
– AORUS Radeon RX580 8GB
– AORUS Radeon RX580 4GB
– AORUS Radeon RX570

The ASUS Radeon RX 500 Graphics Cards (3 Models)
– ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 OC Edition
– ROG Strix Radeon RX 570 OC Edition
– ASUS Radeon RX 550

The GIGABYTE Radeon RX 500 Graphics Cards (5 Models)
– GIGABYTE Radeon RX 580 Gaming 8G
– GIGABYTE Radeon RX 580 Gaming 4G
– GIGABYTE Radeon RX 570 Gaming 4G
– GIGABYTE Radeon RX 550 Gaming OC 2G
– GIGABYTE Radeon RX 550

The MSI Radeon RX 500 Graphics Cards (4 Models)
– MSI Radeon RX 580 Gaming X+ 8G
– MSI Radeon RX 580 Gaming X 8G
– MSI Radeon RX 570 Gaming X 4G
– MSI Radeon RX 550 Aero ITX OC Edition

The PowerColor Radeon RX 500 Graphics Cards (4 Models)
– PowerColor Radeon Red Devil Golden Sample RX 580
– PowerColor Radeon Red Devil RX 580
– PowerColor Radeon Red Devil RX 570
– PowerColor Radeon Red Dragon RX 550

The Sapphire Radeon RX 500 Graphics Cards (6 Models)
– Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition
– Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580
– Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 570 8GB
– Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 570 4GB
– Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 550 4GB
– Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 550 2GB

Be sure to also check out The AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Tech Report.

 

 

The AORUS Radeon RX 500 Graphics Cards

AORUS Radeon RX580 XTR 8G

The AORUS Radeon RX580 XTR 8G boasts the following features :

  • WINDFORCE 2X cooler with 100 mm blade fan design
  • Advanced copper back plate cooling
  • RGB Fusion – customisable LED lighting with 16.8 million colours
  • GPU core clock – 1425 MHz (gaming mode), 1439 MHz (overclock mode)

 

AORUS Radeon RX 580 8G

The AORUS Radeon RX580 8G boasts the following features :

  • WINDFORCE 2X cooler with 90 mm blade fan design
  • Advanced copper back plate cooling
  • RGB Fusion – customisable LED lighting with 16.8 million colours
  • GPU core clock – 1365 MHz (gaming mode), 1380 MHz (overclock mode)

 

AORUS Radeon RX 580 4GB

The AORUS Radeon RX580 4G boasts the following features :

  • WINDFORCE 2X cooler with 90 mm blade fan design
  • Advanced copper back plate cooling
  • RGB Fusion – customisable LED lighting with 16.8 million colours
  • GPU core clock – 1365 MHz (gaming mode), 1380 MHz (overclock mode)

 

AORUS Radeon RX 570

The AORUS Radeon RX570 boasts the following features :

  • WINDFORCE 2X cooler with 90 mm blade fan design
  • Advanced copper back plate cooling
  • RGB Fusion – customisable LED lighting with 16.8 million colours
  • GPU core clock – 1280 MHz (gaming mode), 1295 MHz (overclock mode)

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The ASUS Radeon RX 500 Graphics Cards

ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 OC Edition

The ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 OC Edition from ASUS boasts the following features :

  • MaxContact Technology for 2x more contact area with the GPU for improved cooling
  • IP5X-certified Wing-Blade fans for better airflow and longer lifespan
  • ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED synchronisation
  • GPU core clock – 1360 MHz (gaming mode), 1380 MHz (overclock mode)

 

ROG Strix Radeon RX 570 OC Edition

The ROG Strix Radeon RX 570 OC Edition from ASUS boasts the following features :

  • DirectCU II heatsink with IP5X-certified Wing-Blade fans
  • ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED synchronisation
  • GPU core clock – 1300 MHz (gaming mode), 1310 MHz (overclock mode)

 

ASUS Radeon RX 550

The ASUS Radeon RX 550 boasts the following features :

  • IP5X-certified Wing-Blade fans for better airflow and longer lifespan

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The GIGABYTE Radeon RX 500 Graphics Cards

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 580 Gaming 8G

The GIGABYTE Radeon RX 580 Gaming 8G boasts the following features :

  • WINDFORCE 2X cooler with 90 mm blade fan design
  • RGB Fusion – customisable LED lighting with 16.8 million colours
  • GPU core clock – 1340 MHz (gaming mode), 1355 MHz (overclock mode)

 

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 580 Gaming 4G

The GIGABYTE Radeon RX 580 Gaming 4G boasts the following features :

  • WINDFORCE 2X cooler with 90 mm blade fan design
  • RGB Fusion – customisable LED lighting with 16.8 million colours
  • GPU core clock – 1340 MHz (gaming mode), 1355 MHz (overclock mode)

 

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 570 Gaming 4G

The GIGABYTE Radeon RX 570 Gaming 4G boasts the following features :

  • WINDFORCE 2X cooler with 90 mm blade fan design
  • RGB Fusion – customisable LED lighting with 16.8 million colours
  • GPU core clock – 1244 MHz (gaming mode), 1255 MHz (overclock mode)

 

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 550 Gaming OC 2G

The GIGABYTE Radeon RX 550 Gaming OC 2G boasts the following features :

  • WINDFORCE 2X cooler with 90 mm blade fan design

 

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 550

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The MSI Radeon RX 500 Graphics Cards

MSI Radeon RX 580 Gaming X+ 8G

The MSI Radeon RX 580 Gaming X+ 8G boasts the following features :

  • Twin Frozr VI cooler with Torx Fan 2.0
  • Customisable LED lighting with 16.8 million colours
  • GPU core clock – 1431 MHz (gaming mode), 1441 MHz (overclock mode)

 

MSI Radeon RX 580 Gaming X 8G

The MSI Radeon RX 580 Gaming X 8G boasts the following features :

  • Twin Frozr VI cooler with Torx Fan 2.0
  • Customisable LED lighting with 16.8 million colours
  • GPU core clock – 1380 MHz (gaming mode), 1393 MHz (overclock mode)

 

MSI Radeon RX 570 Gaming X 4G

The MSI Radeon RX 570 Gaming X 4G boasts the following features :

  • Twin Frozr VI cooler with Torx Fan 2.0
  • Customisable LED lighting with 16.8 million colours
  • GPU core clock – 1281 MHz (gaming mode), 1293 MHz (overclock mode)

 

MSI Radeon RX 550 Aero ITX OC Edition

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The PowerColor Radeon RX 500 Graphics Cards

PowerColor Radeon Red Devil Golden Sample RX 580

The PowerColor Radeon Red Devil Golden Sample RX 580 boasts the following features :

  • Multiple heatpipe cooler with Double Blade III fans
  • Black backplate and black PCB, with Digital PWM and BIOS switch
  • GPU core clock – up to 1425 MHz (overclock mode)

 

PowerColor Radeon Red Devil RX 580

The PowerColor Radeon Red Devil RX 580 boasts the following features :

  • Multiple heatpipe cooler with Double Blade III fans
  • Black backplate and black PCB, with Digital PWM and BIOS switch
  • GPU core clock – up to 1380 MHz (overclock mode)

 

PowerColor Radeon Red Devil RX 570

The PowerColor Radeon Red Devil RX 570 boasts the following features :

  • Multiple heatpipe cooler with Double Blade III fans
  • Black backplate and black PCB, with Digital PWM and BIOS switch
  • GPU core clock – up to 1320 MHz (overclock mode)

 

PowerColor Radeon Red Dragon RX 550

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The Sapphire Radeon RX 500 Graphics Cards

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition

The Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition boasts the following features :

  • Dual-X Cooler with twin 95 mm fans
  • Nitro Glow – customisable RGB LED lighting
  • GPU core clock – up to 1450 MHz (overclock mode)

 

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580

The Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580 boasts the following features :

  • Dual-X Cooler with twin 95 mm fans
  • Nitro Glow – customisable RGB LED lighting
  • GPU core clock – up to 1411 MHz (overclock mode)

 

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 570 8GB

The Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 570 8GB boasts the following features :

  • Dual-X Cooler with twin 95 mm fans
  • Nitro Glow – customisable RGB LED lighting
  • GPU core clock – up to 1325 MHz (overclock mode)

 

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 570 4GB

The Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 570 4GB boasts the following features :

  • Dual-X Cooler with twin 95 mm fans
  • Nitro Glow – customisable RGB LED lighting
  • GPU core clock – up to 1325 MHz (overclock mode)

 

Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 550 4GB

 

Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 550 2GB

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Sapphire & XFX Radeon RX 480 Available In Malaysia

Local tech retailer, TECH Armory, just revealed the local pricing for the new AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card. They brought in the 8 GB model of the Radeon RX 480 from Sapphire and XFX. Unfortunately, the 4 GB model is currently not available.

Both the Sapphire Radeon RX 480, and the XFX Radeon RX 480 are being sold at RM 1,299 (~US$ 325), inclusive of the 6% GST. This is a 36% premium over the official price of the Radeon RX 480 (8 GB) graphics card of US$ 239.

Of course, the prices in Malaysia are always significantly higher than the official prices in the United States. The Palit GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070, for example, cost RM 3,099 (~US$ 775) and RM 1,999 (~US$ 500) – a premium of 29% and 32% respectively.

So is it worth getting the Radeon RX 480 (8 GB)? Or is it better to top up and get the GeForce GTX 1070? You decide.

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