AMD launched the Radeon RX 5500 XT earlier this month to challenge NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650 Super and reclaim team red’s place in the budget gaming market. Although the 4GB variant of the RX 5500 XT manages to beat the 160 Super, it does so at a slightly higher price point. The 8GB version, on the other hand, costs almost the same as the GTX 1660 while being notably slower. So, as you can see the 5500 XT has received a mixed response overall. AMD will be looking to start 2020 on a more positive note with another Navi card, the infamous RX 5600 XT.
Radeon RX 5600 XT Specs
|Graphics Card||Radeon RX 5700 XT||Radeon RX 5700||Radeon RX 5600 XT||Radeon RX 5500 XT|
|GPU||Navi 10||Navi 10||Navi 10||Navi 14|
|TMUs / ROPs||160 / 64||144 / 64||128/48||88 / 32|
|Base Clock||1605 MHz||1465 MHz||TBD||1670 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1905 MHz||1725 MHz||TBD||1845 MHz|
|Game Clock||1755 MHz||1625 MHz||TBD||1717 MHz|
|VRAM||8 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6||6 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6|
|Bandwidth||448 GB/s||448 GB/s||288 GB/s||224 GB/s|
|Price||$399 US||$349 US||$280||$169 US (4 GB)|
$199 US (8 GB)
|Launch||7th July 2019||7th July 2019||January 2020||7th October 2019|
The Radeon RX 5600 XT is rumored to be based on the Navi 10 GPU like the RX 5700 series. One Shader engine will be disabled bringing the core count down to 1920 cores (same as thew RTX 2060). It will pack 6GB of GDDR6 memory paired via a 192-bit bus to the GPU. I suspect it will have a TDP of 150W and a price-tag of around $280. This should put it directly in competition against the GTX 1660 Ti and the RTX 2060. I suspect it’ll offer performance in between the two.
Radeon RX 5600 XT: Performance & Benchmarks
One of our trusty Twitter sources has shared the initial benchmarks of the RX 5600 XT and it looks like the 1660 Ti will have a tough time going forward. Here’s a comparison of how the two stack up in 3DMark Time Spy and Fire Strike:
|Benchmark (Graphics Scores)||GTX 1660 Ti||Radeon RX 5600 XT|
|3DMark Time Spy||6,446||6,266|
|3DMark Time Spy Extreme||2,800||3,065|
|3DMark Fire Strike||18,906||16,774|
|3DMark Fire Strike Ultra||4,750||3,706|
|3DMark Fire Strike Extreme||9,198||8,412|
The RX 5600 XT has a solid lead over the 1660 Ti across all the 3DMark benchmarks. If the two cost the same, then this will be a solid win for AMD. However, there’s also the GTX 1660 Super to consider. It performs more or less on par with the Ti while costing less. The pricing will be the deciding factor for AMD here. Let’s hope they get it right.
The Radeon RX 5600 XT is expected to launch sometime around 15th January. We should start seeing more leaked benchmarks as the days roll by.