In this review, we will cover the new PowerColor Radeon RX 5600 XT ITX graphics card, which is targeted at those putting together some really compact Mini-ITX or SFF gaming PC builds. At first look you could confuse the PowerColor RX 5600 XT ITX with a OEM-reference design RX 5500. However, the RX 5600 XT does pack a much stronger punch that lets it see eye-to-eye with even the GeForce RTX 2060. The card is only slightly longer than the PCI-Express x16 slot, measuring 18 cm in length, and no taller than what constitutes "full height." It also only needs one power connector, so the cable clutter in your build is kept to a minimum.
AMD originally came up with the Radeon RX 5600 XT to dominate the 1080p space at its $279 price-point, beating NVIDIA's entire GeForce GTX 16-series, but a price cut of the RTX 2060 baseline price down to $299 forced AMD to revise its specs with higher clock speeds, which means it matches it. The consumer naturally benefits from this move as the RX 5600 XT is now 1440p-capable, while gaming at 1080p with frame-rates in excess of 90 FPS. The PowerColor Radeon RX 5600 XT ITX comes with the performance-enhancing BIOS update out of the box, so no manual action is necessary.
AMD carved the Radeon RX 5600 XT out of the same 7 nm "Navi 10" silicon that goes into making its flagship RX 5700 XT, by giving it the same 2,304 stream processors as the RX 5700, but narrowing the memory bus to 192-bit from 256-bit, and memory amount proportionately down to 6 GB. It also features 144 TMUs and 64 ROPs.
The PowerColor RX 5600 XT ITX in this review runs at the maximum spec AMD allows for the RX 5600 XT: 1560 MHz game clock, 1620 MHz maximum boost clock, and 14 Gbps (GDDR6-effective) memory, compared to the 1375/1560 MHz original reference clocks with 12 Gbps memory. The card uses a dense aluminium fin-stack heatsink that's ventilated by a single fan, and still goes on to offer idle fan stop. PowerColor is asking $299 for this card, which is a $20 premium over the MSRP and a price that matches the RTX 2060 KO from EVGA. The premium appears to be dictated largely by the card's main USP—its compact size.
|RX 590||$200||2304||32||1469 MHz||1545 MHz||2000 MHz||Polaris 30||5700M||8 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit|
|GTX 1660||$200||1408||48||1530 MHz||1785 MHz||2000 MHz||TU116||6600M||6 GB, GDDR5, 192-bit|
|GTX 1070||$300||1920||64||1506 MHz||1683 MHz||2002 MHz||GP104||7200M||8 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit|
|RX Vega 56||$260||3584||64||1156 MHz||1471 MHz||800 MHz||Vega 10||12500M||8 GB, HBM2, 2048-bit|
|GTX 1660 Super||$230||1408||48||1530 MHz||1785 MHz||1750 MHz||TU116||6600M||6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit|
|GTX 1660 Ti||$270||1536||48||1500 MHz||1770 MHz||1500 MHz||TU116||6600M||6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit|
|GTX 1070 Ti||$450||2432||64||1607 MHz||1683 MHz||2000 MHz||GP104||7200M||8 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit|
|RX 5600 XT||$280||2304||64||1375 MHz||1560 MHz||1500 MHz||Navi 10||10300M||6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit|
5600 XT ITX
|$300||2304||64||1560 MHz||1620 MHz||1750 MHz||Navi 10||10300M||6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit|
|RTX 2060||$300||1920||48||1365 MHz||1680 MHz||1750 MHz||TU106||10800M||6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit|
|RX 5700||$330||2304||64||1465 MHz||1625 MHz||1750 MHz||Navi 10||10300M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|GTX 1080||$500||2560||64||1607 MHz||1733 MHz||1251 MHz||GP104||7200M||8 GB, GDDR5X, 256-bit|
|RTX 2060 Super||$400||2176||64||1470 MHz||1650 MHz||1750 MHz||TU106||10800M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RX Vega 64||$375||4096||64||1247 MHz||1546 MHz||953 MHz||Vega 10||12500M||8 GB, HBM2, 2048-bit|
|GTX 1080 Ti||$700||3584||88||1481 MHz||1582 MHz||1376 MHz||GP102||12000M||11 GB, GDDR5X, 352-bit|
|RX 5700 XT||$380||2560||64||1605 MHz||1755 MHz||1750 MHz||Navi 10||10300M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|