AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT May be Faster all of NVIDIA’s GTX 16 series Cards: Benchmarks Leaked

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 CardRadeon RX 5700 XTRadeon RX 5700Radeon RX 5600 XTRadeon RX 5500 XT
GPUNavi 10Navi 10Navi 10Navi 14
Shader Count2560230419201408
TMUs / ROPs160 / 64144 / 64128/4888 / 32
Base Clock1605 MHz1465 MHzTBD1670 MHz
Boost Clock1905 MHz1725 MHzTBD1845 MHz
Game Clock1755 MHz1625 MHzTBD1717 MHz
Bus Interface256-bit256-bit192-bit128-bit
Bandwidth448 GB/s448 GB/s288 GB/s224 GB/s
Price$399 US$349 US$280$169 US (4 GB)
$199 US (8 GB)
Launch7th July 20197th July 2019January 20207th 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.

Source: Igor’s Lab, Germany

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 TiRadeon RX 5600 XT
3DMark Time Spy6,4466,266
3DMark Time Spy Extreme2,8003,065
3DMark Fire Strike18,90616,774
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra4,7503,706
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme9,1988,412

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.


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