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News hardware & software 22 January 2020, 11:04

author: Bart Woldanski

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Reviews - Great GPU for Full HD

The launch of the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card is behind us. On this occasion, there wasa flood of reviews on the web. It shows that we are dealing with a very solid and well-priced equipment, which can become a good choice for Full HD resolution.

The Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT Pulse should be the most popular because of its lowest price.

Yesterday, AMD launched its Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card. It is a mid-high performance rspecimen and, on paper, was supposed to be a direct competitor to the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti in particular, but also to the GeForce RTX 2060, which has recently experienced a price reduction. The results of the benchmarks show that we are dealing with a very decent product, which can become one of the most cost-effective cards for 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD).

However, before we introduce you to the reviews, it is worth to briefly present the specs. Radeon RX 5600 XT is based on a 7-nanometer Navi 10 XLE system (RDNA architecture). It consists of 2304 shading units, 144 texturing units and 64 ROP units, exactly the same as the more powerful Radeon RX 5700. The reviewed model has 6 GB of GDDR6 memory with a 192-bit bus and (effective) frequency at 12000 MHz (or 14000 MHz). The base clocks are 1375 MHz (game mode) and 1560 MHz (Boost). They are higher in tuned versions, and in addition, thanks to the new bios, they can be tuned even better, but whether this option will be made available for individual models depends solely on the manufacturer.

Models from different manufacturers are available in shops - not all of them, however, with specs "improved" by the new bios.

The Radeon RX 5600 XT does not differ that much in specs from the more expensive Radeon RX 5700 (the differences are mainly in memory and frequencies). Below you can see how this translates into reality and how the card performs against the competing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and RTX 2060. We focused mainly on the selection of charts in 1080p resolution, but in a few examples we did not miss the 1440p, where the Radeon RX 5600 XT does not perform badly either.


"Radeon RX 5600 XT show good performance in the 1920x1080 and Quad HD resolutions 2560x1440 realm of resolutions. That is not a bad position to be in reality as that includes the newer titles like Battlefield V, Metro: Exodus and others. Obviously architectures differ compared to NVIDIA but also last-gen VEGA, and that means you'll be seeing wins and losses in perf compared to team green as well as that vega series. 6GB versus 8GB is a bit of an icky thing, I do prefer 8GB cards and would always recommend that. That said at Full HD, 6GB seems to be pretty decent, but for any graphics card close to 300 USD or above, I would say 8GB was the better way to go and is something mandatory at 2560x1440," concludes the author of thetest.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in Ultra settings, no HairWorks. Results in frames per second. More = better. Source:
Borderlands 3 in Ultra settings and DX mode 11. Results in frames per second. More = better. Source:


"On average at 1080p the MSI 5600 XT Gaming X and the RTX 2060, which is also a factory OC model from MSI called the Gaming Z, they delivered the exact same performance. [both models are factory overclocked - editorial note].

Meanwhile the overclocked 5600 XT was just 7% slower than the RX 5700 on average and while the MSRP is 20% lower, realistically the OC models will probably be around 15% cheaper.

The Radeon RX 5600 XT is a respectable product that has pushed for lower prices and better performance at $300. For that alone, we commend it. The GPU won’t blow your socks off and yet it's better value than the Radeon RX 5700 and makes the RTX 2060 Super a really tough buy. Given the competition in this price range, we think AMD has done fine," you can read the summary of Techspot's review.

RDR2 in 1080p and 1440p resolutions and high settings. Results in frames per second. More = better. Source:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in 1080p and 1440p resolutions and maximum settings. Results in frames per second. More = better. Source:

Tom's Hardware

"AMD’s 5600 XT, specifically the Sapphire Pulse OC used for testing, has really shown some mettle in our performance tests, being able to match and perform a bit better than Nvidia’s more costly (even after price drops) reference RTX 2060. It did so while using less power, too. (...) But of course if you’re intrigued by Nvidia’s RTX features for much-improved lighting and reflections in some games, the future-looking feature could be worth paying a bit extra for.

AMD really hit the sweet spot here on all fronts, especially with the highly clocked models. If you’re looking for a graphics card that can easily handle 1080p and even most games in 1440p, the RX 5600 XT is a great choice in the sub $300 range," reads the review.

The Division 2 in Ultra settings and DX mode 12. Results in frames per second. More = better. Source:
Gears of War 5 in Ultra settings. Results in frames per second. More = better. Source: