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MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming X 8 GB

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The MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming X features twice the VRAM of the 4 GB OEM model, which we found to make a surprising difference in games, even at 1080p. As expected, the card includes an extremely quiet cooler, idle-fan-stop, and a backplate.

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Wow, thanks for my first 5500XT review of the day.
That pricing is FUBAR. It's a $150 card, add maybe $25 onto that for this fancy version with improved cooler.

The 5500 series are 1080p cards, not even 1080p60 in some cases, so the added cost of 8GB GDDR6 is really dumb at this market segment. Not only does it struggle to beat the cheaper 4GB variant of itself, it struggles to beat the 1650S at a whopping $40 more appealing price point.

That would be bad enough if performance was the only metric that mattered, but power consumption is stupid compared to the modern competition. It's barely better than an RX570 in that regard, which you can pick up for less than half the price.
 
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Sad to see that AMD priced themselves out of this one. Or maybe Nvidia was just too aggressive in their pricing for them to match.
 
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$40 over msrp lol
Msi taking one out of Asus' play book.
 
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$240 for this, lmao.
 
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Well yeah gtx1660 can be found 20€ less than this. Sure there's game bundle included, but this is already a slower card and 1660 has even more OC potential by it's stock memory bottleneck. Performance itself is fine for 1080p, pricing is just something that must go down a bit. Anyways nice to see that drivers have brought that RX 5500 OEM performance up.
 
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Sad to see that AMD priced themselves out of this one. Or maybe Nvidia was just too aggressive in their pricing for them to match.
Nope, it's not Nvidia this time. The 1650S is priced correctly to compete against the competition from the RX 570/580 and its own 1650/1660.
AMD have just lost the plot with this one.
 
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Terrible pricing AMD & board partners extra bump in price don't help either.
 
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Wow, this is a very poor showing. The 4GB Pulse variant isn't a bad card, but it's by no means an easy recommendation considering the 5700 and 5700XT models generally are. But the 8GB higher end models are a disaster. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone.
 
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Absolute failure at that price. 5500xt is just overprices in general. 3 years, a mjor die shrink, and a new arch, and its another RX580. Amazing. Should be a $150 card, even for the 8GB. Just pathetic pricing.
 
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Oh well... AMD can keep these. At this price is a case of why even bother.

You can get decent RX 580 & 590 8GB models cheaper with the same game bundle. Granted they consume more power.

At this rate I'll have to repaste my GTX 1060 6GB...
 
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the only problem is the price, which for me is fundamental.
MSI custom too expensive, sapphire pulse seems to me to cost as much as dictated by amd, $ 200 is a good price.
 
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the only problem is the price, which for me is fundamental.
custom too expensive.
The stock model is too expensive! For the price of a 5500xt 4GB, $179, you can find many RX 580s for $5-10 less on newegg right now, or a 590 for $179. Identical performance (superior for the 590). AMD has pulled a Turing, they havent offered anything compared to last gen cards.

8GB 5500xt should have been a $150 card.
 
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The stock model is too expensive! For the price of a 5500xt 4GB, $179, you can find many RX 580s for $5-10 less on newegg right now, or a 590 for $179. Identical performance (superior for the 590). AMD has pulled a Turing, they havent offered anything compared to last gen cards.

8GB 5500xt should have been a $150 card.
you can't compare a product that has just been released with one that has been around for years and has a street price for force of things low.
just don't buy msi, but sapphire.
 
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You have to be a special kind of lunatic to purchase an RX 5500 XT for the price of a GTX 1660 SUPER
What is the MRSP of 1660 Super??
It is 170$ for 4GB 5500XT and $200 8GB. Is 1660 Super is less than $170??
 
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What is the MRSP of 1660 Super??
It is 170$ for 4GB 5500XT and $200 8GB. Is 1660 Super is less than $170??
The 4GB card stays out of it, and if you ask me shouldn't have been launched in the first place due to its choking hazard. AIBs asking 180-200$ for it, abysmal.
the 8GB model of several AIBs is 220-240$, its in GTX 1660 Super's territory.
 
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for me the 4GB does not exist, as there is no super 1650, buying a 4gb vga today is wrong even for 1080p.

then you either take the 5500 8gb or the 1660 from 6

reminds me of 1060 vs 570 8gb, eh ...

amd with these cards pushed especially on consumption, for the target they have good, 1080p consumption and adequate noise, performance are ok ... if they put it to 150$ make shortage in 1 month

Sapphire Pulse 5500xt 8gb, 200$ it's ok.




now only the 5600xt (Navi10 LE) is missing, amd is waiting too long to launch it
 

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Newegg price is $225, updated the review accordingly
 
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you can't compare a product that has just been released with one that has been around for years and has a street price for force of things low.
just don't buy msi, but sapphire.
You're right! We cant compare the price of this product to the price of products already on the market! Silly me, what was I thinking, comparing this to last gen AMD cards?!? We should be supporting AMD's new pricing blindly, unquestioning in our devotion!

GTFO with that argument. The previous gen AMD cards are still available at the same or a lower price then this new card, and offer identical performance. AMD has failed to offer anything over their previous cards. This is a total pricing failure. Even if the 580s mysteriously dissapeared, that wouldnt change the fact that AMD has made a new card that cost as much as the previous card was available for, for identical performance. This is what Nvidia did, and this site like many others ripped them a new one for not moving price/perf an inch. AMD doenst get a free pass, they are pulling a pascal here, and they deserve to get roasted for it.
 
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$225 really?, 1660 Super all the way!, even the rx 590 is better
 
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That pricing is FUBAR. It's a $150 card, add maybe $25 onto that for this fancy version with improved cooler.
Uh, when 4Gb 1650s cost around $180? No freaking way.

$200-ish is where that card should be (and hopefully will be, once 5600 rolls out)
 
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For 230 (5 bucks more) you get a much better 1660 super...
1) 230 is $30 more than $200 you are citing and 1660 super comes with 6Gb vs 8Gb
2) You can't compare market price to MSRP
3) 1660 is same perf, less RAM, it's "much better" or even "better" only in your weird imagination

Last, but not least, "newegg sells this for" is a ridiculous concept.
Announced pricing is spot on.



Actual street price isn't way off either:

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