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AMD has certainly had better launches than the Radeon RX 5600 XT. The card itself is fine, but where AMD fumbled the launch is by dishing out a BIOS update to its OEM partners at the final hour, to goose the memory from 12Gbps to 14Gbps, to contend with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2060 price cut. Now several months later, AMD has posted a list of which models support the faster 14Gbps memory specification, either out of the box or by way of a firmware update. For example, the list says PowerColor's Red Dragon Radeon RX 5600 XT sports 14Gbps memory out of the box, while MSI's Radeon RX 5600 XT Mech requires a firmware update. If your card is not on the list and is running the memory at 12Gbps, you are... Read more...
AMD's Radeon RX 5600 XT announcement/launch hasn't exactly been the smoothest for the company. Things started off well enough with the announcement at CES 2020, where AMD showed off a graphics card that offered better performance than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti/1660 Super priced at $279. However, NVIDIA quickly countered by lowering the price of the ray-tracing capable GeForce RTX 2060 to $299, or $279 in the case of EVGA. AMD's response was to issue a new vBIOS to its OEM board partners to further boost game and boost clocks, while pushing GDDR6 speeds from 12Gbps to 14Gbps. It's that latter spec change that is causing some grief for AMD's partners. In an episode of... Read more...
AMD launched its Radeon RX 5600 XT yesterday, and as expected, it packs quite a punch in the sub-$300 market. Its $279 price tag is easily digestible for enthusiasts looking to game at 1080p resolution, and it offers considerably more performance than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. It even puts up a strong showing against the recently price-reduced GeForce RTX 2060. The Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT that we reviewed came with a game clock of 1,615MHz, a boost clock of 1,750MHz and 6GB of GDDR6 memory rated at 14Gbps (in Performance Mode with a board TDP of 160W). We also were able to gain some moderate improvement in performance when overclocking... Read more...
After numerous leaks, AMD officially announced its Radeon RX 5600 series of GPUs during its press conference at CES 2020 a couple of weeks back. Although most of the early leaks were technically accurate at the time they hit the web, a series of events since then has changed the landscape somewhat, and what you thought would be launching today, could be a somewhat different beast. We’ve got one of Sapphire’s Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT cards on-hand for testing to show you all what a retail-ready version of AMD's Radeon 5600 XT from Sapphire can do relative to its competition. AMD’s announcement at CES 2020 outlined a certain set of specifications for the Radeon RX 5600 XT, which... Read more...
AMD thought that it had the upper hand against NVIDIA when it first announced its Radeon RX 5600 XT during CES. The Radeon RX 5600 XT, which is priced at $279, is promoted as being the ultimate 1080p graphics card, offering greater performance than both the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (also priced at $279) and GTX 1660 Super. NVIDIA was listening intently, as it countered by lowering the price of the more performant GeForce RTX 2060 from $349 to $299. Even better, NVIDIA board partner EVGA launched the GeForce RTX 2060 KO at a "knockout" price of $279. So, what is AMD to do in response? Rather than "jebait" NVIDIA again with pricing, the word on the street is that AMD is boosting... Read more...
There's no doubt that "Big Navi" is on the way from AMD. In fact, CEO Lisa Su confirmed as much during a roundtable interview at CES 2020. However, there has been no clear-cut timetable on when this flagship graphics card will arrive on the scene. With that being said, it appears that AMD OEM board partner AFOX may be jumping the gun a bit with listings for a number of unannounced and unreleased graphics cards. First spotted on the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) website by VideoCardz, AFOX provides the following SKUs that could be coming in the future: Radeon RX 5950XT Radeon RX 5950 Radeon RX 5900 Radeon RX 5800 XT Now there is no guarantee that either of these names could be applied... Read more...
Earlier this week we brought you news that EVGA is launching a cheaper GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card to deliver a knockout punch to the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT before it even launches. Unfortunately, we didn't have the full picture when our original story went to press. But now everything is coming to light, things are looking much better for gamers, and this could spell trouble for AMD. EVGA has announced that the previously discussed GeForce RTX 2060 KO is actually a series, and not just one card. There will actually be two cards in the series: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO Ultra The former is the lowest spec'd of the two, and features a boost clock of... Read more...
This week, AMD announced the new Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card, which it has proclaimed is the “Ultimate 1080p Gaming Card”. At its heart is a Navi-based GPU delivering 36 compute units, 2304 stream processors and 7.19 TFLOPs compute performance. More importantly, AMD is touting that the Radeon RX 5600 XT delivers superior performance compared to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti at the same $279 price point. Needless to say, NVIDIA isn't about to take this development sitting down, and word on the street is that it is countering with price cuts for the entry-level RTX GPU: the GeForce RTX 2060. This revelation comes to us via WCCFTech, which laid hands on EVGA's GeForce... Read more...
At long last, AMD came out at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and finally introduced the Radeon RX 5600 XT, a SKU that had been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors prior to the official unveiling. As expected, several of AMD's hardware partners flipped the switch on product pages with custom models sporting fancy cooling solutions and, in some cases, factory overclocks. In a moment, we will give a rundown of the various custom Radeon RX 5600 XT models that have actual product pages. In time, even more custom models will appear, but our focus here is on the ones that we know to be real. Before we do that, however, let's quickly recap the specs and features of the Radeon RX 5600 XT. AMD... Read more...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already knew that AMD was set to launch the Radeon RX 5600 XT this week at CES. We’ve seen leaked specs, board shots, and retail boxes, and today AMD has officially launched the Radeon RX 5600 XT. The official specs are largely in line with the previous leaks, with the RDNA/Navi-based Radeon RX 5600 XT featuring 36 compute units and 2304 stream processors to deliver 7.19 TFLOPs compute performance. Cards will come equipped with 6GB GDDR6 memory (192-bit bus) and total board power is listed at 150 watts. At this time, AMD is quoting game and boost clocks of 1375MHz and 1560MHz respectively. Compared to the elderly Radeon RX... Read more...
One of the worst kept secrets of next week’s Consumer Electronics Show is the release of AMD’s Radeon RX 5600 XT. The graphics card had been rumored for months, but in recent weeks we’ve run across leaked specs and even actual board and box shots for unreleased graphics cards (thanks, ASRock). That gravy train of leaks continues today with the reveal of Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards from both MSI and XFX. On the MSI front, we have the Radeon RX 5600 XT MECH and Radeon RX 5600 XT MECH OC. According to the specs provided by VideoCardz, the standard card has base, game, and boost clocks of 1130MHz, 1375MHz, and 1560MHz respectively. The OC variant, however, ramps... Read more...
If you have a secret to share, better do your best to keep it away from ASRock, because the company is apparently not very good at keeping them. Last week, ASRock essentially confirmed the specs of AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 5600 XT by posting a product page (which was later removed), and now a related press render has found its way to the web. Not that we are complaining, though it is unclear how AMD feels about the situation. Marketing is a funny thing, and in some cases, it is nearly impossible to discern a true leak from a controlled one, the latter of which is intended to drum up buzz and excitement for an upcoming product. It is anyone's guess which category this one falls into. Either way,... Read more...
Sometimes we see leaks and rumors originate from the most unusual (and unreliable) sources, but that is not the case here. One of AMD's board partners, briefly posted a product page for a "Radeon RX 5600 XT Challenger D 6G OC" graphics card, with key specifications outlined for all to see. The manufacturer has since pulled the listing, though the cat is already out of the bag. Not that it matters a ton—we have said before that we are fairly certain AMD will be announcing the Radeon RX 5600 series soon, based on various leaks from around the web. For example, there's an EEC listing that references multiple Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT Eagle series cards. This OEM's product page, however, is... Read more...
Typically where there is smoke you will find fire, and with that said, we are fairly confident AMD will be coming out with a Radeon RX 5600 XT at some point in the near future. There are just too many related leaks for the card not to exist. The latest one that we can add to the growing pile is a set of 3DMark scores. What's neat about this latest leak is it gives us some preliminary data to compare the Radeon RX 5600 XT to the already-launched Radeon RX 5500 XT. Naturally we need to take the scores with a pinch of salt—even though we are convinced the Radeon RX 5600 XT exists, there are a multitude of reasons why leaked benchmark scores can be problematic. There are two sets of scores.... Read more...
AMD formally launched its Navi GPU architecture with the release of its Radeon RX 5700 series of graphics cards, and slowly but surely, the company is fleshing things out with more SKUs. That includes the recently launched Radeon RX 5500 series. Coming soon, however, is a new Radeon RX 5600 series, including an XT model that is the subject of a new leak. Before we get to the Radeon RX 5600 XT, let's quickly look at the core specs of AMD's existing Navi lineup, for context... Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition (Navi 10): 2,560 stream processors (40 CUs), 1,680MHz base clock, 1,830MHz game clock, 1,980 boost clock, 8GB GDDR6 (14Gbps), 256-bit bus Radeon RX 5700 XT (Navi 10): 2,560 stream... Read more...
Sometime fairly soon (presumably), Gigabyte will be able to shout from a mountaintop, 'The Eagle has landed!' Or it could go the more traditional route and just issue a standard press release announcing its Radeon RX 5600 XT Eagle series of graphics cards. Either way, a Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) listing indicates the Eagle series is inbound. If you are confused and wondering if you missed an announcement for the Radeon RX 5600 XT in general, do not worry, you are not out of the loop. AMD has not yet formally introduced the upcoming card, which will join its 7-nanometer Navi product family. However, it's been the subject of rumors for several months, dating back to at least July of this... Read more...