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AMD announces new Radeon RX 5500 XT just in time for Christmas

By Kenny Yeo - on 12 Dec 2019, 10:00pm

AMD announces new Radeon RX 5500 XT just in time for Christmas

AMD's new Radeon RX 5500 XT graphics card was designed for 1080p gaming. (Image source: AMD)

AMD has just dropped a new graphics card just in time for Christmas.

It's called the Radeon RX 5500 XT and it will be one of AMD's RX 5000 series entry-level graphics cards designed for 1080p gaming.

Like the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT before it, the new Radeon RX 5500 XT is based on AMD's new RDNA architecture and it's built on a 7nm process. It will also support PCIe 4.0.

Key specifications are as follows:

  • 22 compute units
  • 1408 stream processors
  • Up to 1,717MHz game clock
  • Up to 1,845MHz boost clock
  • 4GB and 8GB GDDR6 memory
  • 14Gbps memory speed
  • 224GB memory bandwidth
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 130W total power

One thing to note is that the Radeon RX 5500 XT will be available in 4GB and 8GB variants. The latter can offer improved performance when playing on higher settings.

AMD says the Radeon RX 5500 XT will be great for gamers who play at Full-HD (1080p) resolution.

According to charts from AMD, the Radeon RX 5500 XT will easily attain over 60fps on high graphics settings in popular games like Fortnite, Battlefield 5, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Monster Hunter World, and more.

AIB partners will come up with their own designs for the Radeon RX 5500 XT. (Image source: AMD)

The AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT are available now. They are priced at US$169 and US$199 for the 4GB and 8GB variants respectively.

There will be no reference design so expect to see some pretty cool designs from AIB partners.

Lastly, stay tuned here for our full review.

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