In response to NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2060 price cut, AMD has allegedly changed the specifications of its Radeon RX 5600 XT a few days before hitting the shelves. According to the report by HKEPC, AMD is already on the move with a new BIOS update being pushed to its board partners.
The newly revised specifications and the new BIOS update is confirmed by Videocardz with leaked specifications of the SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB, where the GPU base clock has been increased to 1560 MHz and the boost clock to 1750 MHz. The memory clock has also been increased from 12 Gbps to 14 Gbps, matching the rest of the RX 5000 series graphics cards in terms of memory clock speed.
Other than having lesser VRAM and lower bandwidth, the RX 5600 XT seems to be getting closer to the RX 5700 after the specifications update. The surprise specifications update is definitely good news for the end-users, but this also means that reviewers who already got their hands on the RX 5600 XT will have to redo all the test that has been completed previously in order to get the new numbers for performance comparison.
The newly updated specifications and comparison with the rest of the already released Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards can be found in the table below:
|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||1560 MHz||1607 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1905 MHz||1725 MHz||1750 MHz||1845 MHz|
|Memory||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||6GB GDDR6||4GB/8GB GDDR6|
|Memory Clock||14 Gbps||14 Gbps||14 Gbps||14 Gbps|
|Bandwidth||448 GB/s||448 GB/s||288 GB/s||224 GB/s|
It’s unsure how much of a performance gain will the RX 5600 XT get from the update, but it’s definitely going to push it even closer to the RTX 2060 in terms of raw performance. As for the lack of RTX features still, the wait will continue but it won’t take long before we see a functional ray tracing feature on AMD Radeon GPU.
In the recent “The Bring Up” series by AMD, Dr. Lisa Su reaffirms that a stronger Radeon graphics card is already in the work, dubbed “Big Navi”, which we can expect to see in 2020.