AMD might not preserve us ready for much longer for the anticipated Radeon RX 5500, which the corporate unveiled again in October. The brand new graphics card, significantly the rumored Radeon RX 5500 XT may very well be coming subsequent week, in keeping with VideoCardz.
There’s nonetheless little element on the Radeon RX 5500 XT. We all know the 5500-series graphics playing cards could have 22 compute items 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 supply as much as 8GB of GDDR6, in keeping with an official slide from AMD, shared by Sizzling Hardware.
That leaves some room for guessing as to simply what the RX 5500 and 5500 XT may do. The 2 playing cards would want to distinguish by some means, and if it is not in stream processors or clock speeds, it may very well be in reminiscence. VideoCardz believes the RX 5500 might come completely with 4GB of GDDR6 reminiscence whereas the RX 5500 XT may supply 4GB and 8GB variants, just like the best way 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 facet and Nvidia on the graphics processor facet. This has been working for AMD within the processor combat, with Ryzen CPUs stealing market share from Intel, however Nvidia’s playing cards nonetheless supply probably the most energy on the excessive finish.
AMD has nonetheless managed to make progress towards Nvidia’s market share, and these new Radeon RX 5500-series playing cards may assist it snag much more of the price range market. Workforce Purple will likely 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 sensible 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 critical competitors, and a higher-spec 5500 XT may very well 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 following massive procuring rush.