Our colleagues from VideoCardz.com present numerous product photos as well as the key data of AMD’s not yet presented Radeon RX 5600 XT. The new graphics card, whose official market launch is expected at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) electronics fair in Las Vegas, which is due to start tomorrow, is said to be in the performance range of the Radeon RX Vega 56 and GeForce GTX 1070 Ti.
The key data
The key figures were along with product photos of the ASRock RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming D3 published . According to this, the Navi 10 graphics chip, which is used for Radeon RX 5600 XT cards, has 2,304 cores. This corresponds to the Navi 10 XL on the Radeon RX 5700 (without XT), but AMD has reduced the memory of the Radeon RX 5600 XT by 2 to 6 GiB and cut the connection from 256 to 192 bits. Since the memory clock of the GDDR6 chips is reduced from 14 to 12 Gbps at the same time, the maximum bandwidth drops from 448 to 288 GB / s.
In return, the Radeon RX 5600 XT is satisfied with an additional power connection, the 5700 series requires two. In addition to the smaller memory expansion, the reduced chip clock (base: 1,130 MHz; game: 1,375 MHz; boost: 1,560 MHz) may have helped to make navigation more frugal. However, we do not yet have a TDP specification. However, there still seems to be scope for overclocking, because the model from ASRock runs according to VideoCardz.com with a base clock that is 225 MHz higher and also packs 185 and 60 MHz on the game and boost clock.
Why AMD 6 GiB installed
Since AMD also offers its Radeon RX 5500 XT (Navi 14 XTX) with 8 GiB GDDR6 memory (14 Gbps), the choice of 6 GiB for the Radeon RX 5600 XT seems surprising. In this way, however, AMD chips, which do not create the full memory connection of 256 bits, but at the same time have 2,304 functional computing cores, can continue to be used while accepting a reduced margin. In addition, the key data of the Radeon RX 5600 XT open up space for chips that do not achieve the chip and memory clock speeds required for use as the Radeon RX 5700.
Of course, AMD could have limited the memory expansion to 4 GiB, but that would have been too little for the targeted performance segment. 3DMark’s benchmark results , which VideoCardz.com assigns to the Radeon RX 5600 XT, are on average around 35 percent higher than those of a Radeon RX 5500 XT with 8 GiB GDDR6 memory. The memory clock, which has been reduced to 12 Gbps, is already priced in, while the chip clock is above the boost frequency of 1,560 MHz.
Photos and key data of the first graphics cards
VideoCardz.com has collected product photos and key data from several graphics cards based on AMD’s Radeon RX 5600 XT, here is an overview: