Last month, AMD launched the Radeon RX 5500 XT which was launched for budget gaming enthusiasts and to replace its old RX 500 series GPUs. Its previous Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT provides exceptional 1440p gaming performance.
Now at CES 2020, AMD has introduced the new Radeon RX 5600 XT for enhanced 1080p gaming performance, simply bridging the gap between the RX 5500 XT and the RX 5700 GPUs. Also with the RX 5600 XT, AMD now can compete with NVIDIA’s GTX 1660 Super and GTX 1660 Ti as well.
The RX 5600 XT is a healthy upgrade over the RX 5500 XT or rather a cut down version of the RX 5700. This graphics card is based out of the new Navi 10 based on AMD’s RDNA architecture focused to deliver killer 1080p performance between 90 and 120FPS.
Considering the immense value-for-money performance that the GTX 1650 Super gives you, the Radeon RX 5500 XT fell out of the competition due to the underwhelming performance that this Navi 14 GPU gives. This situation forced AMD to launch the new Navi 10 based Radeon RX 5600 XT.
AMD has even retained Navi 10’s 64 ROPs with this GPU, the RX 5600 XT features 36 compute units along with the same 2,304 stream processors seen in the Radeon RX 5700, but we see slower clock speeds with the base clock being 1,375MHz and 1,560MHz boost.
The GPU packs 6GB of GDDR6 memory, instead of the RX 5700’s 8GB. Altogether AMD says the new card is capable of delivering up to 7.19 teraflops of throughput, whereas the RX 5700 which is a bit higher at delivers 7.95TFLOPS of throughput.
The RX 5600 XT features 12Gbps GDDR6 memory instead of the 14Gbps chips found on the RX 5700/5500 ones. The GPU has 192-bit memory bus, which 1/4th of Navi 10’s MC/L2 partitions have been disabled. This results in 36% lesser memory bandwidth than the RX 5700, available at 288GB/sec speed.
On the performance front, AMD has compared the RX 5600 XT against the NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1660 series and their older GTX 1060 cards. In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the GTX 1060 currently scores around 57 FPS in 1080p with ultra quality settings, while the RX 5600 XT delivers 92 FPS.
This is the same case in 1080p performance in games like The Division 2, Gears of War 5 and The Witcher 3. Where NVIDIA’s old card struggles to reach around 60FPS, AMD’s new GPU delivers around 90FPS in triple-A games. On the other hand, in eSports gaming, the new card delivers over 125+ frame rates.
When compared with the latest NVIDIA GTX 1660 Super OC, AMD’s Radeon RX 5600 XT gives you an edge over the NVIDIA GPU. The Navi GPU gives you 15% more performance on an average in triple-A gaming titles and up to 5% more performance in eSports titles.
With the help of AMD’s Radeon Software features like Radeon Boost & Radeon Anti-lag gamers can enjoy better gaming experience on the new Radeon RX 5600 XT. This new GPU will be available at $279 from January 21st onwards from all AIB board partners like MSI, Sapphire, ASUS, Gigabyte and more.
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