Friday, December 6th 2019

Custom AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Spotted from Gigabyte and ASRock

VideoCardz has spotted custom editions of AMD's upcoming RX 5500 XT graphics cards from AIB partners. The models, from ASRock and Gigabyte, showcase the respective companies' custom cooling solutions for the new batch of midrange graphics cards based on the Navi 14 silicon. ASRock, for one, is pictured with a Challenger graphics card which will join the company's top of the line Phantom Gaming brand. The Challenger D 8G OC (which will also be available in 4 GB VRAM) features a dual-slot, dual-fan cooler with a black shroud and yellow accents, and comes factory-overclocked to 1737 MHz. I/O is taken care of by 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI connectors.
Gigabyte's cards are the RX 5500 XT GAMING OC and RX 5500 XT OC. The Gaming OC already features a triple-fan WindForce 3X cooler, which might mean there is no AORUS model to be launched on their RX 5500 XT - with AORUS being a premium gaming brand, that makes relative sense. The Gaming OC also features a 1737 MHz overclocked frequency, and both it and the dual-fan RX 5500 XT OC will be available in both 4 GB and 8 GB VRAM capacities. I/O is the same for both cards: 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI connectors.
Source: VideoCardz
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24 Comments on Custom AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Spotted from Gigabyte and ASRock

#1
ShurikN
That tripple fan Gigabyte is the very definition of an overkill.
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#2
notb
ShurikN
That tripple fan Gigabyte is the very definition of an overkill.
Not necessarily. There may be a really bad radiator underneath. 3 basic fans are very cheap.
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#3
macrobe
I expected them to release RX 5500 XT ITX OC. :(
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#4
notb
macrobe
I expected them to release RX 5500 XT ITX OC. :(
I think the whole idea is that XT is factory overclocked and needs a bit more cooling.

If you need a smaller form factor, there should be plenty of 5500.
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#5
macrobe
notb
I think the whole idea is that XT is factory overclocked and needs a bit more cooling.

If you need a smaller form factor, there should be plenty of 5500.
5500 will be to slow for normal 1080 gaming, even 5500XT is on the border.
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#6
potato580+
macrobe
5500 will be to slow for normal 1080 gaming, even 5500XT is on the border.
im afraid this is true yes, well let see for the release date, amd is full of suprise, anyway not avaiable here yet
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#7
macrobe
I really hope they release later RX5600XT ITX.
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#8
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
macrobe
5500 will be to slow for normal 1080 gaming, even 5500XT is on the border.
Wrong
ShurikN
That tripple fan Gigabyte is the very definition of an overkill.
If anything it needs to be a true dual slot.
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notb
macrobe
5500 will be to slow for normal 1080 gaming, even 5500XT is on the border.
What?!
Both 5500 and 1650 Super are perfectly capable of 1080p even in modern games on highest settings (>50fps).
You dial down some image quality settings and they'll have no trouble even in complex scenes.
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#10
IceShroom
macrobe
5500 will be to slow for normal 1080 gaming, even 5500XT is on the border.
Are you telling that a 180$ GTX 1650 Super is not enough for 1080p gaming??? What about those people who has normal GTX1650/1660 or RX 570/580/590???
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#11
Sithaer
IceShroom
Are you telling that a 180$ GTX 1650 Super is not enough for 1080p gaming??? What about those people who has normal GTX1650/1660 or RX 570/580/590???
For 1080p AAA ~60Hz those cards are fine with tweaked settings.

I'm using a RX 570 4g with a 2560x1080 res Monitor and I'm okay as long as I use reasonable settings but I'm yet to be forced on Low or anything. 'mid-high usually'
I do plan on an upgrade but nothing overkill,something like a 1660 super and I'm curious how the better 5500XT models will do.
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#12
macrobe
IceShroom
Are you telling that a 180$ GTX 1650 Super is not enough for 1080p gaming??? What about those people who has normal GTX1650/1660 or RX 570/580/590???
I have RX570 in my PC and 1660ti in my laptop, yes the games run, but I can't use freesync and G-sync displays capabilities (75 Hz and 120 Hz). What about future games or 30-40 FPS are perfect?
For 100 bucks there are tons of second-hand mining VGA's whit that performance. For me these cards are irrelevant.
I need more AMD power in my micro ITX build ;)
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#13
Sithaer
macrobe
I have RX570 in my PC and 1660ti in my laptop, yes the games run, but I can't use freesync and G-sync displays capabilities (75 Hz and 120 Hz). What about future games or 30-40 FPS are perfect?
For 100 bucks there are tons of second-hand mining VGA's whit that performance. For me these cards are irrelevant.
I need more AMD power in my micro ITX build ;)
My monitor has 45-75 Freesync range,so far I can make use of that and its great.:)
As long as I can stay within that range I don't mind the FPS 'single player games'.

Not everyone is okay with 0 warranty second hand hardware,on the brand new market these cards are alright imo.
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#14
Casecutter
macrobe
5500 will be to slow for normal 1080 gaming, even 5500XT is on the border.
:laugh: :laugh:

Let me Fix that...
5500 will be exceeding great High-Ultra 1080p gaming, while the 5500XT looks be coming as the first $200 card to present Strong-Medium settings @ 1440p.
Such a card with moreover acceptable costing 1440p FreeSync monitors will provide AMD/RGT and Gramers a huge market shift. Something like a $30 savings goes a long way to purchasing a monitor.
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#15
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Casecutter
:laugh: :laugh:

Let me Fix that...
5500 will be exceeding great High-Ultra 1080p gaming, while the 5500XT looks be coming as the first $200 card to present Strong-Medium settings @ 1440p.
Such a card with moreover acceptable costing 1440p FreeSync monitors will provide AMD/RGT and Gramers a huge market shift. Something like a $30 savings goes a long way to purchasing a monitor.
If the 5500 is anything like 5700 it should be flashable to XT
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#16
Vayra86
ShurikN
That tripple fan Gigabyte is the very definition of an overkill.
Well if gigabyte produces another fail orientation of the heatsink who knows, we could get another Rev. 1 with dual fan and common sense?
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#17
ShurikN
Vayra86
Well if gigabyte produces another fail orientation of the heatsink who knows, we could get another Rev. 1 with dual fan and common sense?
The most absurd thing for me is that the OEM card has a single fan paired with a pretty small heatsink, and it still manages to achieve good temps at low noise...
One fan for budget options, two fans for high end ones. Like Pulse and Red Dragon. But a tripple fan cooling... GB either messed up badly or had an abundance of those coolers.
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#18
notb
ShurikN
The most absurd thing for me is that the OEM card has a single fan paired with a pretty small heatsink, and it still manages to achieve good temps at low noise...
One fan for budget options, two fans for high end ones. Like Pulse and Red Dragon. But a tripple fan cooling... GB either messed up badly or had an abundance of those coolers.
Or in some markets there's demand for cheap cards that look expensive. So Gigabyte provides such a product. What's wrong with that?

And please, don't try to convince me computers are about performance and not about looks.
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#19
killferd
ShurikN
That tripple fan Gigabyte is the very definition of an overkill.
Dont worry they will only put one copper heat pipe in that triple fan. Telling you form experience.
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#20
dj-electric
killferd
Dont worry they will only put one copper heat pipe in that triple fan. Telling you form experience.
This is very likely a triple heat pipe cooler


;)
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#21
Vayra86
notb
Or in some markets there's demand for cheap cards that look expensive. So Gigabyte provides such a product. What's wrong with that?

And please, don't try to convince me computers are about performance and not about looks.
Its a subtle form of misleading customers. That's pretty wrong; but above all, its yet another example in the line of weak Gigabyte GPU products/shrouds.
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#22
notb
Vayra86
Its a subtle form of misleading customers. That's pretty wrong; but above all, its yet another example in the line of weak Gigabyte GPU products/shrouds.
It's not a weak product if it sells and makes a good profit.

Seriously, you can't look at all products just based on performance. It's also about "bling".

From a perspective of rich Western countries this may look weird. Low and mid-range products are mostly value-oriented.
Top-end (expensive AiOs, GPUs, cases, keyboards) are more taken care of when it comes to esthetics.

But if you're in a poorer country, your budget limit may be something like GTX1660 or 5500XT.
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#23
jabbadap
Well the thing with triple fan card is that it can keep two of the cards dimensions, while offering good cooling capabilities. It's not too tall and it does not take over two slots, important to some use cases. Knowing nothing about it's power consumption, but it being premium version of the card I would assume it sips at least as much power as TPU reviewed Gigabyte's 1660S. So with that in mind it's not necessary even overkill for the task.
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#24
gamefoo21
That Gigabyte 5500XT with triple fans... You can see at least 3 heat pipes running to the fins.

It should be super silent unless the 5500XT is a power thirsty monster.
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