AMD introduced the RX 5500 series cards with three models, namely: RX 5500 XT, RX 5500 and RX 5500M, so now we can say that Navi cards have their budget equivalents on the market.

AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 specification:

  • GPU. Compute Units. Boost Frequency. Up to 1845 MHz. Game Frequency* 1670 MHz
  • GPU Memory. Memory Speed (Effective) 14 Gbps. Max Memory Size. 4 GB. Memory Type (GPU)
  • Supported Rendering Format. 4K H264 Decode. Yes. 4K H264 Encode. Yes. H265/HEVC Decode.
  • PSU recommendation 550W
rx 5500 spec 1 - RX 5500 announcement and release date
RX 5500 specification

For more information please check AMD’s official page here.

As per the information provided by AMD, the new AMD RX 5500 series graphics cards will be available in December and the release date will be on December 12, 2019.

As you might guess, these cards will compete in both performance and price with Nvidia’s GTX 1650 and possibly with the upcoming Super models from 1650-series.

As we are comparing the specifications of the two desktop models, the only difference that you notice between them is the video memory capacity – 4GB vs 8GB.

What we consider as an advantage is that the faster GDDR6 memory and higher frequencies compared with other versions, as well as the new architecture are a sign of noticeably higher performance in the same price range.

Also speaking of memory capacity let’s not forget that we are talking about the 14GB version of GDDR6.

Another cool thing that we should mention is that the new cards’ models in combination with the 128-bit interface, will have a throughput of 224GB / s.

Performance

RX 5500 XT Radeon RX 5500 Series Performance Benchmarks - RX 5500 announcement and release date
 source: videocardz

Looking at the cards’ specifications, it seems that all three models will be extremely competitive in both performance and price.