AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT to launch at 169 USD (4GB) and 199 USD (8GB)

Published: 11th Dec 2019, 17:29 GMT   Comments

AMD is set to launch Radeon RX 5500 XT at 169 USD.

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT to battle GeForce GTX series

The Radeon RX 5500 XT will be available with two memory options. We have confirmed that the 4GB model will retail at around 169 USD and an 8GB variant will cost at least 199 USD. That is a bit more than we expected, considering how much cheaper Polaris series have become.

The direct competition comes from NVIDIA’s GTX Turing graphics cards. The Radeon RX 5500 XT will sit somewhere in between GTX 1650 SUPER and GTX 1660 in terms of performance. The latter SKU is already seeing a price reduction from 219 to 199 EUR.

The RX 5500 XT features Navi 14 XTX graphics processor with 1408 cores. Bear in mind, this is not the full chip, as 1536-enabled cards are exclusively going to Apple’s Radeon Pro series.

AMD Radeon RX 5000 Series Specifications
VideoCardz.comRX 5700 XTRX 5700RX 5500 XT
8GB
RX 5500 XT
4GB
RX 5500 4GB
GPUNavi 10 XTNavi 10 XLNavi 14 XTXNavi 14 XTXNavi 14 XT
Cores
 
2560
 
2304
 
1408
 
1408
 
1408
Base Clock
 
1605 MHz
 
1465 MHz
 
1607 MHz
 
1607 MHz
 
1607 MHz
Game Clock
 
1755 MHz
 
1625 MHz
 
1717 MHz
 
1717 MHz
 
1670 MHz
Boost Clock
 
1905 MHz
 
1725 MHz
 
1845 MHz
 
1845 MHz
 
1845 MHz
Memory
 
8GB GDDR6
 
8GB GDDR6
 
8GB GDDR6
 
4GB GDDR6
 
4GB GDDR6
Memory Bus
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
 
128-bit
 
128-bit
 
128-bit
Memory Clock
 
14 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
MSRP
 
449 USD
 
379 USD
 
199 USD
 
169 USD
OEM
LaunchJuly 7, 2019July 7, 2019December 12, 2019December 12, 2019October 7, 2019

Current Radeon and GeForce pricing war

AMD’s Navi 14 graphics card need to compete with five Geforce GTX 16 graphics cards, but they are not alone in this fight. The RX 500 series are still doing great, thanks to 20-35% price reduction. You can easily find 8GB cards for as less as 136 USD.

There might be a very cozy spot waiting for Radeon RX 5600 XT at 249 USD, whenever it arrives.

Graphics Card Pricing (December 2019)
GEFORCE
RTX 20
GEFORCE
GTX 20
Lowest Newegg
Price (Dec 11)
RADEON
RX 500
RADEON
RX 5000
RTX 2060S 6GB$399
$379RX 5700 XT 8GB (-15.6%)
RTX 2060 6GB (-8.6%)$319
$299RX 5700 8GB (-21.1%)
GTX 1660 Ti 6GB$279
GTX 1660S 6GB$229
GTX 1660 6GB (-4.6%)$209
$199RX 5500 XT 8GB
$179RX 590 8GB (- 35.9%)
$169RX 5500 XT 4GB
GTX 1650S 4GB $159RX 580 8GB (-30.6%)
GTX 1650 4GB$149
$136RX 570 8GB (- 19.5%)
$109RX 570 4GB  (- 35.5%)
  • Note 1: momomo_us was first to reveal pricing.
  • Note 2: RX 580 4GB was omitted on purpose (lowest price is 242 USD).
  • Note 3: RX 5500 XT is MSRP, not the lowest Newegg price.
  • Note 4: There was no official RX 570 8GB MSRP.
  • Note 5: This article may contain errors ;)

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