AMD Launches Radeon RX 5600 XT: Capable Of 7.2 TFLOPs And $279 USD MSRP
AMD has just announced its brand new RX 5600 XT graphics card. It will be available on January 21 and will be priced at $279 USD. The card is positioned squarely at the 1080p market and will be an ideal card for esports players as well. Interestingly, however, while the card is manufactured on 7nm, it features less than spetacular clocks.
AMD launches Radeon RX 5600 XT, available on shelves on January 21
AMD also showcased some benchmarks going up against NVIDIA's 1660 Ti GPU - which is the graphics card of choice for 1080p gaming. In games such as Call of Duty Modern Warfare, The Division 2, and Gears of War 5, AMD's RX 5600XT reigned supreme. They also showcase close to 120 fps 1080p gaming in eSports games such as Apex Legends, Fortnite, and World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.
The first thing you need to know is that the RX 5600 XT is AMD's first 6GB card in the Navi family. It features a bus width of 192-bits. The RX 5600XT is going to be featuring 2304 cores clocked at around 1560 MHz for a total performance of around 7.2 TFLOPS. This is going to be coupled with 120 texture units, 48 ROPs and 3MB of L2 cache. The card will have a TDP of 150W (TBP technically) and will be based on RDNA1. This card will deliver roughly 75% of the performance of an RX 5700XT (at the same clock rates). Full specs of the card are as follows:
AMD Radeon RX 5000 '7nm Navi RDNA' GPU Lineup Specs:
|Graphics Card||Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary||Radeon RX 5700 XT||Radeon RX 5700||Radeon RX 5600 XT||Radeon RX 5500 XT||Radeon RX 5300|
|GPU Architecture||7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)||7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)||7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)||7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)||7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)||7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)|
|Stream Processors||2560 SPs||2560 SPs||2304 SPs||2304 SPs||1408 SPs||1408 SPs|
|TMUs / ROPs||160 / 64||160 / 64||144 / 64||144 / 64||88 / 32||88 / 32|
|Base Clock||1680 MHz||1605 MHz||1465 MHz||1130 MHz||1670 MHz||TBD|
|Boost Clock||1980 MHz||1905 MHz||1725 MHz||1560 MHz||1845 MHz||1645 MHz|
|Game Clock||1830 MHz||1755 MHz||1625 MHz||1375 MHz||1717 MHz||1448 MHz|
|Compute Power||10.14 TFLOPs||9.75 TFLOPs||7.95 TFLOPs||7.19 TFLOPs||5.19 TFLOPs||4.63 TFLOPs|
|VRAM||8 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6||6 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6|
4 GB GDDR6
|3 GB GDDR6|
|Bandwidth||448 GB/s||448 GB/s||448 GB/s||288 GB/s||224 GB/s||168 GB/s|
|Price||$449 US||$399 US||$349 US||$279 US||$169 US (4 GB)|
$199 US (8 GB)
|Launch||7th July 2019||7th July 2019||7th July 2019||21st January, 2020||7th October 2019||28th August, 2020|
The RX 5500 XT has not been selling well considering it's priced a bit too high for its intended target market and the RX 5600 XT could help fulfill some of these gaps. At these specifications, it will help fill the void that EOL-ed Polaris GPUs have left in AMD's lineup and can serve as the step-in replacement for the older Vega 56 variants.
AMD might be using hardware strapping to disable cores on existing Navi 10 GPUs (technically making a new die) and some AIBs might decide to take matters into their own hands (and lead to the traditional unlocking AMD GPUs into their powerful variants guides that always seem to pop up after using less-reliable methods of disabling the cores).