AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Linux Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 12 December 2019 at 09:00 AM EST. Page 1 of 10. 85 Comments.

AMD today is shipping the Radeon RX 5500 XT as the new sub-$200 Navi graphics card. This 7nm graphics card offers 22 compute units, 1408 stream processors, up to 5.6 TFLOPS of compute power, 4GB or 8GB GDDR6 video memory options, and built atop their modern RDNA architecture and supporting features in common with the RX 5700 series like PCIe 4.0 support. Here is a look at the initial Linux gaming performance of the AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT with various gaming benchmarks and Steam Play tests as well.

The Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB version is launching at $169 USD while the Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB version will command $199 USD. These price points put them comparable to the current Radeon RX 580 / 590 retail cards. AMD markets the RX 5500 XT as offering 1.6x the performance-per-Watt of the original Polaris Radeon RX 480 and designed for 1080p gaming to go up against NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER graphics card.

A variety of AIB partners will be launching their Radeon RX 5500 XT models today with custom coolers in both 4GB and 8GB variants. The Radeon RX 5500 XT has a rated board power of 130 Watts.

For our launch-day Linux benchmarking we were provided with a Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB graphics card. As of writing we haven't had access to any 8GB version for benchmarking.

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