AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT review: Delicious 1080p performance

By Koh Wanzi - 8 Feb 2020

Temperature & power consumption

Temperature and power consumption

The temperature measurements were obtained after running 40 loops of 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme's stress test and checking the peak sustained temperature. Similarly, the total system power consumption figures were read off a power meter during a run of Fire Strike Extreme.

Unfortunately, all the cards here use different coolers, so the temperature numbers can't really be taken as a fair comparison of how hot the chips are relative to each other.

That said, the Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT runs considerably hotter than the ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 5500 XT O8G Gaming, performing much closer to the AMD Radeon RX 5700. That's not particularly surprising, given how the cards perform relative to each other.

When it came to total system power draw, the Radeon RX 5600 XT came in somewhere between the Radeon RX 5500 XT and 5700. Power numbers were also very similar to the GeForce RTX 2060. 

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  • Performance 8.5
  • Features 8.5
  • Value 9
The Good
Excellent 1080p gaming performance
Slightly faster than the GeForce RTX 2060
Attractive price
The Bad
Cooling performance could be better
No real-time ray tracing support
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