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News hardware & software 30 December 2019, 12:13

author: Bart Swiatek

Specs and Benchmarks of Radeon RX 5600 XT

We have learned the specs of the new GPU from AMD, the Radeon RX 5600 XT. The design will resemble the more powerful RX 5700 in several aspects, which can translate into performance above industry expectations.

Details of Radeon RX 5600 XT specs.

The specs of AMD's new graphics card, the Radeon RX 5600 XT, or rather one of its factory overclocked variants, have appeared on the web. Everything seems to indicate that we will get a stronger chipset than the industry experts predicted. The information was published by Wccftech.

The GPU will have the same number of computing units and streaming processors as the popular Radeon RX 5700 - 36 and 2304 respectively. The difference lies in the clock (1465 MHz instead of 1605 MHz) and the VRAM - the RX 5600 XT will have 6 gigabytes of GDDR6 running on 192-bit bus rather than 256-bit. This results in a much lower bandwith of 288 GB/sec (for RX 5700 it was 448 GB/sec).

The amount of memory is puzzling, because it means that the chipset will have less memory than the weaker Radeon RX 5500 XT (or at least its better variant), which was equipped with 8 GB GDDR6. However, we are dealing with a card designed primarily for 1080p resolution and it seems that AMD has decided that more VRAM is not needed for this product. To tell you the truth, it was probably a reasonable move, because the extra memory of the RX 5500 XT did not translate into solid performance.

A few more benchmarks of the GPU were published by Twitter user TUM_APISAK. The user compared its performance to the weaker Radeon RX 5500 XT (the one with 4 gigabytes of VRAM). The performance of AMD's new product are 25-30% better, as shown in the following overview from 3DMark.

Radeon RX 5600 XT in benchmarks. You'll know it by the amount of VRAM. Source: 3DMark.

Radeon RX 5600 XT is to have a TDP of 150 W. The card will have one HDMI 2.0b input and three Display Port 1.4 connectors. The chipset will most likely debut during CES 2020 in Los Angeles (to be held January 7-10). The price is not known at the moment (Wccftech editors expect it to cost 279-299 dollars).

  1. AMD - official website
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