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

We’re going to cease speaking concerning the Radeon RX 5500 rumors, due to the most recent addition to AMD’s rising household of Navi’s graphics taking part in playing cards is now official, with a complete doc of specs for each cell and desktop variants.

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

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Each the desktop and cell variants have the same variety of compute fashions and stream processors, with the desktop 5500 pushing greater clocks. The desktop model may also will be present in each 8GB and 4GB fashions, whereas the cell GPU will solely be supplied with 4GB of GDDR6 reminiscence.

Similar to the upper finish 5700 assortment, the mannequin new 5500 elements are primarily based on AMD’s underlying Radeon DNA (RDNA) development, albeit with a smaller Navi 14 GPU with 6.4 billion transistors (Navi 10 boasts 10.three billion). Based mostly totally on our associates at AnandTech, Navi as represented correct proper right here with 22 CUs will not be a really enabled model of Navi 14. It isn’t clear what’s, although 24 and even 26 CUs are truthful assumptions.

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Vitality necessities look a bit odd, as AMD specs the 5500 at 150W. We requested about this and have been educated that it is principally solely a conservative prohibit. Because of the cardboard will want a 6-pin PEG connector, it would correctly use as loads as 150W (75W for 6-pin PEG, and one totally different 75W from the PCIe x16 slot). Customized-made overclocked participating in taking part in playing cards might come near that prohibit, however in observe it would maybe run nearer to 110W (relying on the mannequin).

As constructed, this will sometimes enable AMD to worth the 5500 assortment additional aggressively, although it has not nevertheless 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, however it’s did not examine effectivity to the 1660. It could presumably maybe land between these two Nvidia GPUs in each price and effectivity. It could presumably furthermore hit OEM builds merely in time for Black Friday affords, so defend a watch mounted out.

“With the most recent additions to the Radeon household, AMD is bringing its superior RDNA gaming development and industry-leading 7nm course of expertise to legions of mainstream avid gamers worldwide in thrilling new type elements and purposes. Powered by RDNA, the Radeon RX 5500 offers as loads as 1.6X greater gaming performance-per-watt than present Radeon graphics participating in taking part in playing cards primarily based on the Graphics Core Subsequent (GCN) development,” AMD says.

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So far as effectivity is frightened, primarily based on AMD’s inside benchmarks, the RX 5500 will doable carry out heaps like an RX 590. AMD in distinction it with the RX 480 in its benchmarks and confirmed it most vital by spherical 20 % in just a few video video video games. The 480 and 580 are principally the same chip, merely with just a few minor tweaks and better clocks on the 580 that boosted effectivity by 10 %. The 590 used a refined 12nm course of however saved the same die measurement and development, along with one totally different 12 % or so to effectivity. So 20 % quicker than a 480 will get us as soon as extra to the 590.

Pricing is the large thriller correct proper right here. AMD has not likely launched the retail RX 5500 and 5500M, and isn’t even saying exactly when they’ll arrive for DIY builders. As an alternative, the announcement is concentrated AMD’s partnership with OEMs.

To that finish, MSI will launch an Alpha 15 laptop computer laptop laptop computer later this month with a 5500M inside. Along with, RX 5500 graphics participating in taking part in playing cards will present up in pre-built desktop purposes subsequent month, together with HP’s Omen Obelisk and Pavilion PCs and Lenovo’s T350 and IdeaCentre T540 purposes. Then in December, the 5500 will uncover its methodology into Acer’s Nitro 50 PCs.

As for standalone participating in taking part in playing cards offered up on the frequent retailers, these will launch someday all through the fourth quarter. Primarily based completely on the effectivity expectations, the RX 5500 shall be additional of a lateral change from the RX 580/590, and may doable promote all through the $175 fluctuate (plus or minus $25).

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