Monday, May 4th 2020

AMD Formally Promotes Updating Radeon RX 5600 XT BIOS for Faster Memory

AMD finally got around to officially talking about its sneaky last-minute specs update of the Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card, which saw its memory frequency increased to 14 Gbps from its original 12 Gbps, in a bid to make it competitive against the price-cut GeForce RTX 2060. In a blog post subheaded "Unlock the full potential of your Radeon RX 5600 XT today," AMD tabulated all the graphics cards eligible for a video BIOS update that increases memory- and GPU clock speeds; along with links to support pages on their manufacturer website. We already made such a list. The AMD table also lists out certain custom-design cards that come with 14 Gbps memory out of the box, for which a BIOS update isn't needed. Find the table in the AMD blog post here.
Sources: AMD, AMD Radeon (Twitter)
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5 Comments on AMD Formally Promotes Updating Radeon RX 5600 XT BIOS for Faster Memory

#1
GoldenX
AMD, you need to spend your money on the driver team, not on questionable BIOS updates. You are being held back by the quality of your software, not your hardware.
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ZoneDymo
GoldenX
AMD, you need to spend your money on the driver team, not on questionable BIOS updates. You are being held back by the quality of your software, not your hardware.
^This, im actually kinda baffled, I would think it would be AMD that would go hard on software as its not beating Nvidia in hardware currently...but no, its Nvidia who invests in software as well.
That Nvenc encoder and Cuda and Freestyle must be pretty big selling points for some people, I have an RX480 and I would love to have access to something like that.

Come on AMD, this is good but give us better software.
Heck one thing I hate currently is that if my PC crashes (which is due to my cpu being not entirely stable), my GPU overclock resets, every freaking time.
Now it only takes a few seconds to re-load the overclock but to have to do that because the PC crashes due to something unrelated is very annoying.
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#3
Mouth of Sauron
Not much of a defense, but it's rather hard to fight NVIDIA on software quality plan - they have more programmers than AMD has total employees. Hopefully, the quality of AMD-made software will increase in time...
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#4
Camm
I get really confused by people bitching about AMD software quality, whilst over here in Nvidia land shit ain't any rosier.
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#5
GoldenX
Nvidia is too aggressive with optimizations, to the point of instability.
AMD OTOH is not even in the same game. If it isn't made in DirectX11, it runs like shit. Some even complain about their DX12 performance.
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