ASRock Radeon RX 5500 XT Phantom Gaming OC 8 GB Review 18

ASRock Radeon RX 5500 XT Phantom Gaming OC 8 GB Review

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The Card

ASRock's RX 5500 XT Phantom Gaming follows the design theme set by the RX 5700 XT Phantom Gaming. It pairs a gunmetal gray color theme with red highlights. The metal backplate uses the same colors, but adds an extra highlight in form of a white logo and stripe.

Dimensions of the card are 23.0 x 11.0 cm.

Installation requires two slots in your system.

Display connectivity options include three standard DisplayPort 1.4a and an HDMI 2.0b.

The board uses one 8-pin power connector. This input configuration is specified for up to 225 watts of power draw.

AMD's Navi generation of GPUs no longer supports CrossFire. DirectX 12 does include its own set of multi-GPU capabilities, but the implementation requires game developers to put serious development time into a feature only a tiny fraction of their customers might ever use.


ASRock's thermal solution uses three heatpipes and a copper base to soak up heat from the GPU quickly. This part of the heatsink also provides cooling for the VRM circuitry and memory chips. The two fans are 90 mm in diameter.

The backplate is made out of metal; it adds to the card's aesthetic and protects components on the PCB when handling the card.
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