The latest 7nm RDNA card from AMD
is the company's most mass market effort to date - the 1080p focused AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
. Which leverages the cutting edge technology of the Radeon RX line to deliver a high performance card for around $499 AUD. Partner cards from companies like ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI are all available now.
Also reviews, which we've chosen to highlight some below. In terms of raw numbers the performance of the higher-end 5600 XT is higher than NVIDIA's standard non-SUPER GeForce RTX 2060 (in the OC models). That said, the power draw for the 7nm Radeon RX line-up continues to feel a tad high compared to the competition.
"On the whole, AMD set out to deliver what they thought would be the ultimate 1080p gaming card, and the Radeon RX 5600 XT certainly lives up to that claim. While the categorization is somewhat arbitrary – AMD could have instead pitched it as a weaker-but-cheaper 1440p card – it puts the card in a very positive frame of reference. The RX 5600 XT is fast enough to average more than 60fps at 1080p in all but one of our games, Metro Exodus, and the factory overclocked cards can easily carry it over that threshold if necessary. By using Navi 10 the card is almost a bit too powerful for 1080p gaming by traditional metrics, but there’s certainly no arguing its effectiveness; it’s fast enough to deliver a no-compromises experience even with the craziest settings."
PC Gamer Writes
"For just the graphics card, the RX 5600 XT is a decent value—better than some cards, not as good as others. It varies by regional pricing as well, not to mention any sales you might find, but for the level of performance you get the RX 5600 XT is a great option, generally coming in just ahead of the RX 5700 and RTX 2060.
Those putting together a complete mid-range gaming PC should think about spending a bit more. The RX 5700 XT ends up sweeping the top spot in all three regions for FPS per money spent on the entire PC, with the RX 5700, RTX 2070 Super, and RTX 2070 also placing high on the charts.
"As mentioned, Radeon RX 5600 XT show good performance in the 1920x1080 and Quad HD resolutions 2560x1440 realm of resolutions and sits at Radeon VEGA level performance. That is not a bad position to be in reality as that includes the newer titles like Battlefield V, Metro: Exodus and others. Obviously architectures differ compared to NVIDIA but also last-gen VEGA, and that means you'll be seeing wins and losses in perf compared to team green as well as that vega series. 6GB versus 8GB is a bit of an icky thing, I do prefer 8GB cards and would always recommend that. That said at Full HD, 6GB seems to be pretty decent, but for any graphics card close to 300 USD or above, I would say 8GB was the better way to go. The rDNA architecture does show strength and IPC increase, especially seen from Polaris the results are pretty amazing."
Tom's Hardware Writes
"AMD’s 5600 XT, specifically the Sapphire Pulse OC used for testing, has really shown some mettle in our performance tests, being able to match and perform a bit better than Nvidia’s more costly (even after price drops) reference RTX 2060. It did so while using less power, too. EVGA’s pre-emptive strike lowering prices during CES 2020 week and other partners now seemingly joining the movement, now seems like a necessary response.
But of course if you’re intrigued by Nvidia’s RTX features for much-improved lighting and reflections in some games, the future-looking feature could be worth paying a bit extra for.
Performance will, of course, vary between vendor and cards due to the difference in clock speeds between 5600 XT models. But if you have one that is able to sustain clocks close to that 1,700 MHz range and along with the bump in memory speeds over reference, the RTX 2060 has some stiff competition."
All in all the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT sounds impressive as a 1080p card, and something that can go head-to-head against NVIDIA's cards in similar categories. And with both AMD and NVIDIA expected to release new high-end cards - this year is set to be very interesting in GPU Land.