One of the most affordable cards of this 2019 that allows you to run virtually any video game in 1080p with all the values to the maximum
It has a modest finish with two fans
This month AMD reacted surprisingly this year-end to the shake of NVIDIA with the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER. Its strong card in the entry graphics cards is finally the Radeon RX 5500 XT, which comes from the hand of a new Adrenalin software that seeks to address the GeForce Experience of its competition. It is important to note that this evaluation is made with the previous drivers for the press, so that performance may change as the updates progress.
The card we tested is the Sapphire Pulse Overclock version.
Features of Radeon 5500 XT
- Architecture: Navi
- Manufacturing process: 7 nanometers
- Transistors: 6.4 Billion
- Computing units: 22
- Stream processors: 1408
- Game GPU clock: 1717 Mhz
- Boost GPU clock: 1845 Mhz
- Peak SP performance: 5.2 TFLOPS
- Peak Half precision performance: 10.4 TFLOPS
- Peak texture Fill-Rate: 162.4 GT / s
- ROP’s: 32
- Peak pixel Fill-Rate: 59 GP / S
- Memory: 8 GB GDDR6
- Memory bandwidth: 224 GB / s
- Memory interface: 128-bit
- Power Consumption: 130W
For this evaluation we use the following hardware:
- Ryzen 9 3900X processor at 3.8 Ghz
- 32GB of Ram DDR4 at 3200Mhz HyperX Predator
- Motherboard X570 Taichi ASRock
- Sony XBR-55X850D 4K HDR TV
On average the card maintained a temperature of 70 ° C without having had setbacks during the tests. As usual, we try to run most video games at resolutions higher than 1080p to see what this GPU is capable of, when the game did not run correctly, we lower the details until we have optimal performance.
Next, we will present the results of our evaluation:
Alan Wake in 4K with all the values at the top gave 40 FPS.
You can run some of your old titles in 4K
Apex Legends ran it at 2560 x 1440, TSAA, Insane (8GB VRam), Anisotropic 16x and all others in high values and the game kept the average 61 FPS.
A good frame rate so that you are competitive at a good resolution
Assassin's Creed Odyssey at 2560 x 1440 with all values at the top gave an average of 40 FPS in the game benchmark,
A good average for a high demand game
Batman Arkham City in 4K with extreme level of detail held 43 FPS.
Another of the classics that you can see in 4K
Battlefield V at 2560 x 1440, HBAO and all values in ultra gave us 52 FPS on average in online mode.
Another competitive game that you can enjoy fluidly with all its details
Bloodstained: Ritual of The Night at 3840 x 2160 and all the values in kinematics held 60 same FPS that has the game locked per se.
Another of the great titles of this 2019 that you can play in 4k
Borderlands 3 with 3840 x 2160 resolution with ultra graphics gave us an average of 58 FPS in the benchmark of the same game
One of the most amazing test results
Control at 2560 x 1140 with all values at the highest and the rendering resolution at 1920 x 1080, kept the 41 FPS.
Even without Ray Tracing the game looks amazing
Cuphead at 3840 x 2160 and all the highest values kept the 60 FPS that it has constantly locked.
One of the safety pins on any platform
eFootball PES 2020 at 3840 x 2160 and all values at maximum maintained 50 FPS.
To compete without losing all the details of the court
Final Fantasy XV at 1920 x 1080 at the highest values gave an average of 47 FPS.
One of the games that made the GPU suffer the most
F1 2019 at 3840 x 2160 with the highest values gave an average of 37 FPS.
All the speed of F1 in 4K
Forza Horizon 4 at 2560 x 1440 with all the values at the top gave us 45 FPS in the benchmark of the title itself.
Much better than on an Xbox One
Gears 5 at 3840 x 2160 with all the highest values maintained 56 FPS average.
Gears at its finest
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint at 2560 x 1440 with all the values in ultra maintained 46 FPS in the game's benchamark.
A good visual experience with this Ubisoft title
Metro Exodus at 2560 x 1440 with all the values to the maximum gave us 37 FPS
One of the most in demand games runs well above Full HD
Need for Speed Heat at 2560 x 1440 with all values at ultra maintained 41 FPS.
More speed for racing games
Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Remastered at 3840 x 2160 at the highest values held 126 FPS.
A remaster you can't miss in 4K
Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville at 2560 x 1140 with all the values in ultra gave us 71 FPS
One of the funniest titles suitable for all ages runs great
Quantum Break at 2560 x 1440 with all the highest values maintained 40 FPS average.
Resident Evil 2 Remake at 2560 x 1440, normal rendering mode, 50% image quality, SMAA, 2GB high texture quality, ANISO x 16, maximum shadow and mesh quality, shadow cache, shadow shadows Contact, screen reflections, smoothing, lens flare, motion blur, depth of field, lens distortion, film granulation and active transluminescence with volumetric light quality and active particle light gave us an average of 46 FPS.
Resident Evil 7 at 2560 x 1440, normal rendering mode, resolution scale 1, very high texture quality, very high texture clarity, very high mesh quality, SMAA, motion blur, high amount of effects, activated depth of field, very high shadow quality, active dynamic shadows, shadow cache, HBAO +, Bloom, lens flares, high volumetric light quality, reflections, active scattering subsurface and dynamic aberration on, gave us a rate of 51 FPS average.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider in 1920 x 1080 and all the values at the top gave us 34 average FPS.
Shenmue 3 at 3840 x 2160 with all values at very high maintained 60 FPS average.
Jedi Star Wars: Fallen Order at a resolution of 2560 x 1440 with all the values in epic gave us 41 FPS
Ideal to play in 1080p
The Radeon 5500 XT is definitely a card for all those who continue playing in 1080p resolutions that want to keep more than 60 fps as we could see in the tests, there are cases that we can jump to 1440p and even in 4K and that gives it value. With the new additions of Adrenalin, you can certainly get more juice and extend the experience very similar to what GeForce Experience offers.
This card competes directly at price point vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER and the duel is closed, the differentiator comes more for software experiences. This GPU is more recommended if you had two generations without making a change and if you have PCIe 4.0 to fully exploit its potential that will undoubtedly be polished as time goes by. If you want to play without problems all the games in 1080p above 60 fps and have a playable experience of 1440p this card is an option to consider.
- You can play some titles in 1440p
- Competitive price
- The new Adrenalin software
- It has two fans
- It doesn't have Ray Tracing