AMD’s new Radeon RX 5500 GPUs take aim at 1080p gaming

We are going to stop talking regarding the Radeon RX 5500 rumors, because of the newest addition to AMD’s rising family of Navi’s graphics playing cards is now official, with a whole document of specs for every cell and desktop variants.

AMD formally launched the Radeon RX 5500 and Radeon RX 5500M proper now, and made it clear these new GPUs are meant for 1080p gaming. We’ll have some benchmarks to share rapidly adequate (a full consider is coming, as quickly as we get {{hardware}}), nevertheless throughout the meantime, let’s have a look on the specs.

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Every the desktop and cell variants have the similar number of compute fashions and stream processors, with the desktop 5500 pushing bigger clocks. The desktop mannequin might also can be found in every 8GB and 4GB fashions, whereas the cell GPU will solely be provided with 4GB of GDDR6 memory.

Just like the higher end 5700 assortment, the model new 5500 parts are based on AMD’s underlying Radeon DNA (RDNA) construction, albeit with a smaller Navi 14 GPU with 6.4 billion transistors (Navi 10 boasts 10.three billion). Based mostly on our associates at AnandTech, Navi as represented proper right here with 22 CUs won’t be a very enabled mannequin of Navi 14. It is not clear what’s, though 24 and even 26 CUs are truthful assumptions.

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Vitality requirements look a bit odd, as AMD specs the 5500 at 150W. We requested about this and have been educated that it’s principally solely a conservative prohibit. As a result of the cardboard will need a 6-pin PEG connector, it might properly use as a lot as 150W (75W for 6-pin PEG, and one different 75W from the PCIe x16 slot). Custom-made overclocked taking part in playing cards would possibly come close to that prohibit, nevertheless in observe it will perhaps run nearer to 110W (counting on the model).

As constructed, this may occasionally allow AMD to value the 5500 assortment further aggressively, though it has not however announce MSRPs. For reference, the 5700 XT and 5700 are priced at $399 and $349, respectively. AMD says the RX 5500 will outperform the GTX 1650, nevertheless it is didn’t study effectivity to the 1660. It may possibly perhaps land between these two Nvidia GPUs in every worth and effectivity. It may possibly moreover hit OEM builds merely in time for Black Friday offers, so protect a watch mounted out.

“With the newest additions to the Radeon family, AMD is bringing its superior RDNA gaming construction and industry-leading 7nm course of experience to legions of mainstream gamers worldwide in thrilling new form parts and applications. Powered by RDNA, the Radeon RX 5500 gives as a lot as 1.6X bigger gaming performance-per-watt than current Radeon graphics taking part in playing cards based on the Graphics Core Subsequent (GCN) construction,” AMD says.

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As far as effectivity is frightened, based on AMD’s inside benchmarks, the RX 5500 will doable perform heaps like an RX 590. AMD in distinction it with the RX 480 in its benchmarks and confirmed it most important by spherical 20 % in just some video video games. The 480 and 580 are principally the similar chip, merely with just some minor tweaks and higher clocks on the 580 that boosted effectivity by 10 %. The 590 used a refined 12nm course of nevertheless saved the similar die measurement and construction, together with one different 12 % or so to effectivity. So 20 % faster than a 480 will get us once more to the 590.

Pricing is the massive thriller proper right here. AMD has not really launched the retail RX 5500 and 5500M, and is not even saying precisely when they’re going to arrive for DIY builders. Instead, the announcement is concentrated AMD’s partnership with OEMs.

To that end, MSI will launch an Alpha 15 laptop computer laptop later this month with a 5500M inside. In addition to, RX 5500 graphics taking part in playing cards will current up in pre-built desktop applications subsequent month, along with HP’s Omen Obelisk and Pavilion PCs and Lenovo’s T350 and IdeaCentre T540 applications. Then in December, the 5500 will uncover its method into Acer’s Nitro 50 PCs.

As for standalone taking part in playing cards provided up on the frequent retailers, these will launch sometime throughout the fourth quarter. Based mostly totally on the effectivity expectations, the RX 5500 shall be further of a lateral switch from the RX 580/590, and might doable promote throughout the $175 fluctuate (plus or minus $25).

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