Final Thoughts & Conclusion
AMD’s new Radeon RX 5500 XT makes a compelling choice for 1080p gamers in the all-important $200-$250 price range. The 5500XT can even handle a little 1440p gaming on slightly lowered settings or older games. There is a small amount of overclocking headroom which can be unlocked quickly with a few button clicks in AMD’s Radeon Software. Sapphire’s PULSE model gives us a very cool running card that stays silent, even under full load. Given the overwhelming majority of gamers run 1080p, the 5500XT should be one of your top choices for a budget-conscious build that can max settings at playable 60FPS+ frame rates or slightly lower settings if you prefer higher refresh rates.