AMD might not hold us ready for much longer for the anticipated Radeon RX 5500, which the corporate unveiled back in October. The brand new graphics card, notably the rumored Radeon RX 5500 XT could possibly be coming subsequent week, based on VideoCardz.
There’s nonetheless little element on the Radeon RX 5500 XT. We all know the 5500-series graphics playing cards may have 22 compute models with 1408 stream processors, a bit greater than half of these discovered on the RX 5700 XT. The brand new playing cards will use a 128-bit reminiscence bus (half that of the 5700-series) and provide as much as 8GB of GDDR6, based on an official slide from AMD, shared by Hot Hardware.
That leaves some room for guessing as to only what the RX 5500 and 5500 XT may do. The 2 playing cards would want to distinguish someway, and if it is not in stream processors or clock speeds, it could possibly be in reminiscence. VideoCardz believes the RX 5500 might come solely with 4GB of GDDR6 reminiscence whereas the RX 5500 XT may provide 4GB and 8GB variants, much like the way in which the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 has are available 3GB and 6GB variants.
A contest of selection
AMD is taking part in a tough sport towards Intel on the processor aspect and Nvidia on the graphics processor aspect. This has been working for AMD within the processor battle, with Ryzen CPUs stealing market share from Intel, however Nvidia’s playing cards nonetheless provide essentially the most energy on the excessive finish.
AMD has nonetheless managed to make progress against Nvidia’s market share, and these new Radeon RX 5500-series playing cards may assist it snag much more of the funds market. Crew Pink might be positioned to problem Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 and 1660 fashions, together with the Ti and Tremendous variations. On condition that Nvidia successfully has six graphics processors within the low-to-mid-range area, it is smart for AMD to introduce greater than only one model of the RX 5500.
Leaked benchmarks have proven the Radeon RX 5500 giving the GTX 1650 severe competitors, and a higher-spec 5500 XT could possibly be the cardboard to run towards the GTX 1660. If the brand new graphics playing cards come out this month, we might get to see simply how the competitors heats up simply in time for the subsequent large buying rush.