AMD announced a new addition to its Radeon RX 5000 series graphics card lineup today at CES 2020, the RX 5600 XT. According to AMD, the RX 5600 XT is the ‘Ultimate’ 1080P gaming graphics card that allows gamers to enjoy a smooth gaming experience on recent and upcoming AAA titles with the graphics settings all maxed out.
The Radeon RX 5600 XT is powered by AMD’s 7nm Navi 10 GPU that packs a total of 2304 stream processors, a base clock of 1130 MHz and a boost clock at 1560 MHz, 6GB GDDR6 memory clocked at 12 Gbps, 192-bit memory bus with 288 GB/s total bandwidth.
Looking at the specs itself, the Radeon RX 5600 XT feels like an RX 5700 being nerfed to fit in the 1080P gaming segment?
|RX 5700 XT||RX 5700||RX 5600 XT||RX 5500 XT|
|GPU||Navi 10 XT||Navi 10 XL||Navi 10||Navi 14 XTX|
|Base Clock||1605 MHz||1465 MHz||1130 MHz||1607 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1905 MHz||1725 MHz||1560 MHz||1845 MHz|
|Memory||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||6GB GDDR6||4GB/8GB GDDR6|
|Memory Clock||14 Gbps||14 Gbps||12 Gbps||14 Gbps|
|Bandwidth||448 GB/s||448 GB/s||288 GB/s||224 GB/s|
Apart from positioning the Radeon RX 5600 XT in between the entry-level RX 5500 XT and RX 5700, AMD is also targeting at the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1660 SUPER which shares many similarities in terms of the specifications.
Performance-wise, AMD claims that the RX 5600 XT performs faster than the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER by up to 15% and GTX 1660 Ti by up to 20% on recent and upcoming AAA. AMD never specifically mentioned anything about the TDP during its CES 2020 keynote, but if we refer to the specs listed on TechPowerUp, the RX 5600 XT has a TDP of 180W and requires a single 8-pin PCIe power connector.
The RX 5600 XT will be available from all the participating board partners and is expected to hit store shelves by January 21 at the starting price of $279.
AMD also announced that they’re working with their OEM partners to launch the Radeon 5600M and 5700M that is capable of delivering the same grade of performance in the first half of 2020.