Review: Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte, Sapphire and PowerColor

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    You better grab some coffee as we have five Radeon RX 5500 XT reviews ready for you. We'll test the 4GB and 8GB models. The new cards in an MSRP configuration will sell at $169 (4 GB) / $199 (8 GB).

    We'll have one collective thread for all 5500 XT (brands) reviews. We offer you the following reviews:
     
  2. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    The 4GB version should not exist.
     
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  3. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Cmon, not all gaming on 4K with heavy mods (and this card is best for HD reso). There youtube reviews comparing 2GB with 4GB and there no difference in most benches.
     
  4. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    I though this card competes with 1650S but its fast as 1660 and rx590. Im surprised.
     
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  5. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Look at this review. The 4GB version is 5-22 FPS slower in 1080p games.
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    And the vulcan results in RDR2 are horrible. Looks like AMD has some work to do.
     
  6. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Guess I have to catch up with times. but damn, Gears of Wars just punishes low memory!
     
  7. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    That or AMD needs to work on color compression. It does not seem to hurt the 4-6GB Nvidia GPUs.
     
  8. jbscotchman

    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    I agree with your conclusion Hilbert. While it's a nice card that does what it sets out to do, who exactly is the target audience? The $150-$250 dollar market is so crowded right now I personally think AMD should have just went straight to the 5600's and skipped these.
     
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    I was expecting it to trade blows with the 570 instead it goes against 590 and 1660 ! Nice going .... although the 4gb model is a bit ...bleh
     
  10. RooiKreef

    RooiKreef Master Guru

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    For only $200 and at those power figures I must say this little card is performing very nice.
     

  11. Digilator

    Digilator Master Guru

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    Have you seen the performance figures a bit above your comment?

    A very odd thing to say...
     
  12. FrostNixon

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    Boy, this is a more underwhelming release than the 10th series of Intel CPUs.
     
  13. schmidtbag

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    The performance loss going to 4GB is so great that it might as well have been reserved for the 5500 non-XT. Granted, if you're playing a game at 1080p, you don't need to use high/ultra texture settings, which would spare you enough VRAM where the performance hit won't be so brutal.
     
  14. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    If you can have 8gb vram on 200$ card why would you go for less and play lower quality textures?

    Its only matter of time 6gb cards gets similiar treatment.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Yes, I looked over the review. And here a couple more examples.

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  16. Kaarme

    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    My dusty old card is starting to get beaten by entry level cards like this (especially the real 8GB model) quite badly, but I'm in no hurry to upgrade. I'll need to see the next generation from both camps. I reckon I will want HW raytracing to keep running the card for a few years at least. Of course nobody knows if AMD's first gen RT will amount to much, but probably they needed to convince Sony and MS, at least. For Nvidia it will be the second gen already, which is good, but one can only hope they won't go so crazy with the prices.
     
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    Those rates are "barely playable" or "nearly unplayable"? o_O

    Doesn't look like a DOA release to me...
     
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    Well, the 4GB version is a lot cheaper. Ultra textures are meant to look good in 4K and 1440p. If you're playing at 1080p, the only time you'll ever notice a difference with high/ultra textures on modern games is if you put your face RIGHT up to every single object, at which point, you're not really playing the game.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    That's absolutely false. You're crazy if you think 1080p is not capable of properly displaying high/ultra textures. I have never heard anyone ever say that.
     
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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    I didn't say they can't properly display them, I said you're not going to notice a difference unless you actively start looking for differences. Also, you know I'm only referring to modern games here, right? Play a game made 5+ years ago and lower the textures from their max and you will see a difference. Play a AAA game made this year and do the same thing and I call BS if you think the difference is significant.

    Or y'know, just look at screenshot comparisons. They speak for themselves.
     

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