AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Benchmark and Specs

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 8 GB AMD Radeon 5500 Series Graphics card rating. How good is the Radeon RX 5500 XT for gaming?

Benchmark Score

25 %
Average score from 14 samples
Low uncertainty
97th of 549
85th of 549
14 benchmarks

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GPU Comparison

The AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

35 %
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
30 %
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
25 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
22 %
AMD Radeon RX 580
22 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
21 %
AMD Radeon RX 570
19 %

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks. All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Flux Core

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

110 FPS average
75 FPS 10% low
71 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

82 FPS average
78 FPS 10% low
72 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

96 FPS average
77 FPS 10% low
73 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

45 FPS average
42 FPS 10% low
42 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark



Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

Geekbench 5 (Metal)

Geekbench 5 (Metal)

Metal compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (Metal)

Geekbench 6 (Metal)

Metal compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark


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Core Clock 1607 MHz
Boost Clock 1845 MHz
Memory Type GDDR6
Memory Size 8 GiB
Bus Width 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth 218.75 GB/s
TDP 130 W
Floating Point Performance 5.2 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2019-12-12
Family Radeon 5500 Series
PCIe Revision 4.0
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.6
Pixel Rate 59 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 162.36 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 1408
Texture Mapping Units 88
Render Output Processors 32

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT

The Radeon RX 5500 XT is an AMD GPU that was released in December 2019. This GPU is average at gaming with a score of 25% in our PC benchmark.

The Radeon RX 5500 XT has 8 GiB of GDDR6 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 218 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 128 bits. If you plan on gaming at higher resolutions with higher quality textures, more memory is important. Without enough memory, performance will be degraded.

In terms of clock speed, the Radeon RX 5500 XT GPU core runs at a frequency of 1607 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1845 MHz. A clock speed is the frequency at which the GPU updates. A higher speed means more processing can happen per cycle. This is useful only when comparing cards of the same generation, as other architectures may process more or less per clock.

As for rendering API support, the Radeon RX 5500 XT supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.6 features are supported. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.

This chip has a Thermal Design Power of 130W: the total amount of waste heat generated. A card that runs hotter will need better cooling and will draw more power from the wall.

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