MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming X 8 GB Review 68

MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming X 8 GB Review

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Packaging

Package Front
Package Back


The Card

Graphics Card Front
Graphics Card Back
Graphics Card Front Angled

MSI is using the same style on their RX 5500 XT Gaming X as on other Navi-based Gaming X cards. The card is dominated by black and gray, with some red highlights; I very much like the design. A high-quality metal backplate is included, too.

Graphics Card Dimensions

Dimensions of the card are 24.5 cm x 13.0 cm.

Graphics Card Height
Graphics Card Back Angled

Installation requires a little bit more than two slots in your system.

Monitor Outputs, Display Connectors

Display connectivity options include three DisplayPort 1.4a outputs and one HDMI 2.0b.

Graphics Card Power Plugs

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

Multi-GPU Area

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.

Disassembly

Graphics Card Cooler Front
Graphics Card Cooler Back

MSI's cooler uses two 90 mm fans and four heatpipes to keep the card cool. The cooler's base provides cooling for the GPU, memory chips, and VRM circuitry.


A metal reinforcement plate is installed on the card to provide additional rigidity. It doesn't cool any components.


The backplate is made from metal and protects the card against damage during installation and handling.
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