Wednesday, April 8th 2020

ASUS Releases BIOS Updates for Radeon RX 5600 XT That Unlock 14 Gbps Memory On Select Cards

Back in January, AMD released its Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card with a last-minute specifications update that made it competitive with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. It did so by increasing GPU clock speeds, and more importantly, increasing memory clock speeds to 14 Gbps up from 12 Gbps in the original spec. Various AMD add-in board (AIB) partners released one-click BIOS updates on January 22nd (find them for ASRock, Sapphire, MSI, PowerColor, and Gigabyte). An easy updater from ASUS was missing in action at the time. The company finally got around to releasing easy, Windows-based programs that update the video BIOS of its ROG Strix Radeon RX 5600 XT O6G and TUF Gaming RX 5600 XT EVO OC graphics cards. The BIOS updates run the video memory at 14 Gbps since the cards physically do feature 14 Gbps-rated memory chips. The specifications update has had a profound impact on the price-performance positioning of the RX 5600 XT, from being able to outperform the GTX 1660 Ti to trading blows with the RTX 2060. Grab the BIOS update from the links below.

DOWNLOAD: ASUS RX 5600 XT Easy BIOS Updates for ROG Strix RX 5600 XT O6G | TUF Gaming RX 5600 XT EVO OC
Source: Andreas Schilling (Twitter)
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7 Comments on ASUS Releases BIOS Updates for Radeon RX 5600 XT That Unlock 14 Gbps Memory On Select Cards

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Vayra86
I foresee new TPU visitors.... In 3...2...1...
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GreiverBlade
Vayra86
I foresee new TPU visitors.... In 3...2...1...
as in "oh dog oh dog i think i bricked my RX 5600XT please halp!" ?
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Vayra86
GreiverBlade
as in "oh dog oh dog i think i bricked my RX 5600XT please halp!" ?
Ding ding you won the free weekend to New Yo... oh wait.
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Countryside
It would be great if they released 1004b to their 300 series mobo lineup but it seems it ain't happening and they dont care.
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EarthDog
Yep... and I believe it may resolved some wonky arse power use too. While it didn't affect performance, power use was all over the map (at least the data GPUz pulled).
Countryside
It would be great if they released 1004b to their 300 series mobo lineup but it seems it ain't happening and they dont care.
Ok... but this thread is about GPUs...
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Blitzr
Vayra86
I foresee new TPU visitors.... In 3...2...1...
No doubt met with more criticism than constructive feedback. Show newcomers more empathy please
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GreiverBlade
Blitzr
No doubt met with more criticism than constructive feedback. Show newcomers more empathy please
naaaaaahh met with a sensed logical recommendation and a "@" at our flash guru to help the mentioned newcomer ... that's how it always was ... even when i had a 6950 to flash, granted it was not my fault it was bricked and the lovely folk at TPU did help me a lot ...even tho it was mhhhh my third or fourth post here, at the time.

it should be common knowledge for BIOS flashing, specially for GPU, "if you never did it or you don't know what you're doing even reading a step by step procedure by the manufacturer" : "then ask for guidance before attempting it" usually if a question is asked before a "catastrophe" the "catastrophe" can be avoided ;) right?
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