AMD’s RDNA architecture made quite the splash this summer with the launch of the Radeon RX 5700 family of cards, with the RX 5700XT bringing massive performance to the 1440p world at a great price. The problem is, most gamers don’t play at 1440p. If Valve’s Steam Hardware Survey is any indication, more than 75% of gamers are playing at 1080p or below, with around 65% of all gamers at 1920x1080p resolution. To capitalize on such a massive chunk of the market, AMD is releasing the next tier of the Radeon RX 5000 family with today’s launch of the Radeon RX 5500XT. Packing 6.4 billion 7nm transistors consisting of 1408 stream processors over 22 Compute units and 4GB of GDDR6 memory (with support for board partners to push this to 8GB), the Radeon RX 5500 XT is aimed squarely at the masses, and just in time to be a stocking stuffer for your favorite gamer in need of an upgrade. Let’s take a closer look!
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AMD’s take on the Radeon RX 5500 XT:
The all-new Radeon RX 5500XT graphics cards are powered by the RDNA architecture, designed from the ground up for superior performance and power efficiency using AMD’s advanced 7nm process technology.
Radeon RX 5500 XT GPUs are designed for smooth fluid 1080p and feature our redesigned Compute Units to deliver incredible performance up to up 1.6X higher performance-per-watt, new instructions better suited for visual effects such as volumetric lighting, blur effects, and depth of field, and multi-level cache hierarchy for greatly reduced latency and highly responsive gaming.
Sapphire’s take on the PULSE Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB:
The SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5500 XT offers great performance at a price point that every gamer needs. With fast GDDR6 memory and redefined display and media engines, the PULSE RX 550 XT is designed to usher a new era of PC gaming for 1080p gamers. Powered by AMD’s extreme RDNA architecture, its finely-tuned Dual-X Cooling Technology keeps the GPU, Memory and VRM components cool and the noise level low. The all-aluminum backplate provides a rigidity that guarantees nothing bends and the dust stays out. It also helps cool your card by increasing heat dissipation. Pivotal SAPPHIRE features like Quick Connected Fan, Dual BIOS support and Dual Ball Bearing Fans keep your GPU running smooth and stable. Unleash your full gaming potential and embrace the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 500 XT as the beating heart of your PC!