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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