Leaked Benchmark Confirms AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Lead Over The GTX 1650

A few months back, AMD released the first batch of Graphics cards under the new RDNA architecture. The AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700XT turned out to be the cards AMD needed to disrupt the upper-mid range 1440p market. After the upper mid-range section of the market, AMD announced that they are going to release the Radeon RX 5500 series for the entry-level 1080p segment of the market.

While AMD is still trying to figure its problems with the supply of the GPUs, most of the information regarding these GPUs have already been leaked. The RX 5500XT will feature the XTX variant of the Navi14 GPU. According to Techpower up, it will have around 22 CUs, which means 1408 shader units, 32 ROPs. The alleged GPU will run at the base clock speed of 1685 MHz while the boost clock speed will be around 1845 MHz. It will have two variants depending upon the memory configuration. It will either have 4GB of 128-bit GDDR6 memory or 8GB of the GDDR6 memory with the same bandwidth.

Now that we have the rumored specifications out of the way let’s talk about the rumored performance of the graphics card. Famous whistleblower on Twitter APISAK found the alleged Geekbench scores of the RX 5500XT GPU. One must take these scores with a grain of salt since the benchmarks of the actual product could paint a totally different picture.

According to the rumor, a system with a Ryzen 9 3950X and an RX 5500XT has a Geekbench 4 score of around 137407. While the Open CL score was around 45148, it shows that the alleged graphics card is slightly faster than the GTX 1650 (Open CL score of about 37577) and slightly slower than the GTX 1650 SUPER (Open CL score: 54050). On the other hand, it is very close to the RX 580 graphics card. It means that the Radeon RX 5500XT will be an ideal graphics card for 1080p gaming. However, the 8GB version might be able to run some games at 1440p resolution too.

Lastly, if AMD is able to price the RX 5500XT rightly, it may end up stealing a whole lot of entry-level market share from Nvidia. We are expecting a price tag of around $150, but if AMD wants to push it hard they should price it under the $150 mark

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