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AMD RX 5500 XT specs, pricing and availability

After plenty of leaks and rumours, today AMD is officially launching its next Navi/RDNA based 7nm GPU- the RX 5500 XT. We’ve already had the chance to review two custom-cooled versions from Sapphire and ASRock respectively. Now, we also have details on UK availability and pricing. 

In our own review, we found that the RX 5500 XT mostly rivals Nvidia’s GTX 1650 SUPER, with the two graphics cards trading blows across the ten games we tested. The RX 5500 XT is geared towards modern 1080p gaming and comes in two versions- one with 4GB GDDR6 memory and another with 8GB GDDR6 memory.

For comparison, here is the spec chart for the RX 5500 XT next to the RX 5700 series and the older RX Vega series:

GPU RX 5500 XT RX 5700 RX 5700 XT   RX Vega 56 RX Vega 64 
Architecture  Navi  Navi Navi Vega 10 Vega 10
Manufacturing Process  7nm  7nm 7nm 14nm 14nm
Transistor Count 6.4 billion 10.3 billion 10.3 billion 12.5 billion 12.5 billion
Die Size  158mm² 251mm² 251mm² 486mm² 495mm²
Compute Units  22 36 40 56 64
Stream Processors  1408 2304 2560 3584 4096
Base GPU Clock n/a Up to 1465MHz Up to 1605MHz 1156 MHz 1274 MHz
Game GPU Clock Up to 1717MHz Up to 1625MHz Up to 1755MHz n/a n/a
Boost GPU Clock Up to 1845MHz Up to 1725MHz Up to 1905MHz 1471 MHz 1546 MHz
Peak SP Performance Up to 5.20 TFLOPS Up to 7.95 TFLOPS Up to 9.75 TFLOPS Up to 10.5 TFLOPS Up to 12.7 TFLOPS
Peak Half Precision Performance Up to 10.4 TFLOPS Up to 15.9 TFLOPS Up to 19.5 TFLOPS Up to 21.0 TFLOPS Up to 25.3 TFLOPS
Peak Texture Fill-Rate Up to 162.4 GT/s Up to 248.4 GT/s Up to 304.8 GT/s  Up to 330.0 GT/s  Up to 395.8 GT/s
ROPs 32 64 64 64 64
Peak Pixel Fill-Rate Up to 59.0 GP/s Up to 110.4 GP/s Up to 121.9 GP/s Up to 94.0 GP/s Up to 98.9 GP/s
Memory Bandwidth 224 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 410 GB/s 483.8 GB/s
Memory Interface  128-bit 256-bit 256-bit 2048-bit 2048-bit
Board Power  130W 185W 225W 210W 295W

The RX 5500 XT will occupy the £150 to £180 market segment here in the UK. We already have reviews up for the ASRock Challenger and Sapphire Pulse AiB cards. If you want to pick one up, then Overclockers UK is currently taking pre-orders for the PowerColor reference model at £159.95 and the PowerColor Red Dragon custom-cooled variant at £179.99. More board partner cards will be made available in the weeks to come.

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KitGuru Says: The RX 5500 XT is here, offering competitive 1080p gaming performance under the £200 price point. Are any of you thinking about picking one of these up? 

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