AMD has introduced its New 7nm NAVI Architecture with the release of its RX 5700 and RX 5700XT. They aren’t stopping there as they want to regain the entry-level gaming crown from NVIDIA. Based on AMD’s Polaris architecture, The RX 500 Series dubbed the best 1080p gaming graphics card went unbeaten until NVIDIA launched their GTX 1600 lineup.
AMD’s RX 5500 marketing material released by a Redditor
AMD has announced the RX 5500 earlier this year, and there was minimal information about it. New leaks have stated that the Radeon RX 5500 is reported to be target towards the entry-level. The RX 5500 will go head to head with NVIDIA’s 1650.
The RX 5500 comes with 1408 SPs (streamline processor), clocked at 1670Mhz, and gains a maximum clock speed of 1845MHz. It comes with 2 variants 4GB DDR6 and 8GB DDR6 memory. There are no further details about the 8GB variant, so it might tie-up with the RX 5500 XT. The card supports the new PCIe Gen 4.0 but has a memory bandwidth of 224 GB/s. Rated at 110W TDP, the card might need additional power to run; we expect an external single 6 pin connector.
In the marketing material leak, AMD has compared the RX 5500 with NVIDIA’s GTX 1650. The benchmarks show that the RX 5500 leads the benchmarking test on games like Far Cry New Dawn, Battlefield 5, Devil May Cry 5, World War Z, etc. There is a noticeable difference between the new card and shows AMD’s dominance. AMD has also compared the 2 GPUs in esports titles like Overwatch, Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, etc. Yes, cleary the RX 5500 wins the benchmarking test. The performance difference of 49% on AAA titles and 37% performance increase in esports title, but all the information re-validation will be done after the product’s official launch. According to the marketing material AMD’s kept the RX 5500 in the “Performance Tier”.
The card supports free-sync technology and new updated features like FidelityFX, Radeon Image Sharpening, Radeon Anti-Lag, etc. With the latest graphics cards always needs a software update, AMD has updated the Adrenaline Radeon Software for better overclocking and upgrading the drives. Already introduced Radeon Anti-Lag heads into the driver, improving the response time. FidelityFX may be the most useful updates of them all as it helps the GPU compute faster as the effect merges all the different results into fewer shader passes, freeing up your GPU for a better experience.
The card comes right under the enthusiast-grade lineup. We might see a cheaper MSRP on the card from around 150$ to 200$. Looking at speculated prices, it might be a huge deal breaker like its older generation RX 500 Series. The new NAVI architecture seems better and promising, like the older Polaris architecture. AMD might regain the entry-level graphics card market as they did with their older RX 500 lineup. Looking at the marketing and pricing, we are expecting a good flow of the graphics card and the availability in large volumes.
Upcoming Release and More:
We expect AMD to launch the RX 5500XT, as said earlier, and RX 5500M mobile GPU. The mobile 5500M set to launch in the new MSI Alpha 15 and has been reported to go head to head with the GTX 1660Ti mobile GPU. MSI Alpha 15 will feature an all AMD based laptop with a 144Hz screen optimized for gaming. Other news about the RX 5300 and RX 5300M is also floating around the web, but it might not be entirely accurate.
AMD has been excelling in the computing space for the past few years, and thanks to Dr. Lisa Sui, the company has regained its market shares in the CPU and GPU department. Hoping that the RX 5500 has excellent performance and better MSRP value, seems RX 5500 will be the best choice, price to performance seems to have a new KING on arrival.