Sunday, November 3rd 2019

GIGABYTE Readies Several Radeon RX 5500 Series Graphics Cards

GIGABYTE has filed regulatory filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) for several Radeon RX 5500-series graphics cards, including as many as six models based on the range-topping RX 5500 XT. The filing confirms that the RX 5500 XT is real, and that all six models from GIGABYTE feature 8 GB of GDDR6 memory. The RX 5500 XT, or Navi 10 XTX is rumored to feature 24 RDNA compute units, making up 1,536 stream processors, and a 128-bit wide GDDR6 memory interface, holding 8 GB of memory. AMD possibly hopes to capture sub-$250 price points with this SKU, given that NVIDIA preempted it with the $230 GeForce GTX 1660 Super.

Among the six models, going by GIGABYTE naming conventions, are cards based on the company's WindForce 2X cooler, the Gaming OC SKU that possibly has the larger WindForce 3X cooler, and simpler models that stick to reference clock-speeds. GIGABYTE has been rather restrained with its AMD "Navi" graphics card series, with only two custom-design RX 5700-series graphics cards so far. The same EEC filing also references several additional RX 5700-series SKUs from the company, including some based on its coveted Aorus Gaming brand.
Sources: Eurasian Economic Commission, _rogame (Reddit)
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5 Comments on GIGABYTE Readies Several Radeon RX 5500 Series Graphics Cards

#1
fancucker
6 models, all windforce, and not a single mini/single-fan one? Suggestive of thermal constraints
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Dyatlov A
How are these going to be comparable with Geforce 1660ti in performance and power consumption vise?
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sepheronx
Dyatlov A
How are these going to be comparable with Geforce 1660ti in performance and power consumption vise?
wont know till there are reviews.
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curiosity
Dyatlov A
How are these going to be comparable with Geforce 1660ti in performance and power consumption vise?
They say they are supposed to be around 37% better than a 1650, so I'd guess it will sit somewhere between a GTX 1060 / RX 580 and a RX 590.
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Searing
fancucker
6 models, all windforce, and not a single mini/single-fan one? Suggestive of thermal constraints
Don't be silly, there are no thermal issues with cooling the 5700 with one fan and it is faster and consumes less power than the 2060, so since the 1660 super is only slightly more efficient than that, it will be about the same as the new RX 5500 cards.
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