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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 4% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 11% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1% 29%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 39% 0%
eFootball PES 2021 51% 65%
Genshin Impact 3% 30%
FIFA 21 51% 65%
Death Stranding 3% 30%
Watch Dogs Legion 6% 33%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 14% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB.

The RX 5500 XT has a 607 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 168 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 5500 XT. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 135.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RX 5500 XT. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 5500 XT has a 607 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 96 more Render Output Units than the RX 5500 XT. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 88.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 5500 XT. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 5500 XT was released over three years more recently than the GTX 980, and so the RX 5500 XT is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 980 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 980 has 4096 MB more video memory than the RX 5500 XT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 224.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 5500 XT, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the RX 5500 XT.

The Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB has 1408 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 5500 XT is 1689 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 5035 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 5500 XT.

The RX 5500 XT transistor size technology is 21 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the RX 5500 XT is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB requires 110 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 5500 XT and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 240 Watts more than the RX 5500 XT to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 5500 XT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 21.6 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

21.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 32.5 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

32.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 37.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

37.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 39.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

39.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 40.5 FPS on Control

Control

40.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 40.7 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

40.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 41 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

41 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 47.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

47.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 48.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

48.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 49.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

49.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 51.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

51.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 54.3 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

54.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 57 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

57 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 58.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

58.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 59.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

59.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 65.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

65.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 67.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

67.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 67.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

67.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 67.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

67.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 68 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

68 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 71.3 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

71.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 73.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

73.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 74.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

74.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 75.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

75.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 78.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

78.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 83.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

83.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 86.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

86.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 88 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

88 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 100.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

100.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 103.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

103.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 110.3 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

110.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 115.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

115.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 10 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

10 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 25.6 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

25.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 26 FPS on Control

Control

26 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 28.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 28.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

28.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 29.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

29.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 32.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

32.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 32.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

32.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 35.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

35.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 36.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

36.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 42.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

42.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 43.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

43.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 45.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

45.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 46.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

46.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 50.9 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

50.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 53.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

53.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 63.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

63.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 67.5 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

67.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 72.3 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

72.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 73.3 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

73.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 11.6 FPS on Control

Control

11.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 15.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

15.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 15.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

15.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 20.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

20.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 20.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

20.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 21.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

21.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 22.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

22.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 22.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

22.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 22.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

22.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 22.4 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

22.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 23.4 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

23.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 27.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

27.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 28.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 29.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

29.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 29.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

29.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 32.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

32.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 35 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

35 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB gets 41.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

41.8 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1733 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1845 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureNaviMaxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date11 Oct 2019vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
8.1
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
6.1
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1408vs4096
Actual Shader Performance81%vs100%
Technology7nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units88vs256
Texture Rate152.5 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs128
Pixel Rate55.5 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power110 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model6.4vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 2600vsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB is an entry-level graphics card which is part of the AMD Radeon RX 5000 series. It was announced on October 7th, 2019 and released on December 12th, 2019.

Architecture
It is powered by the 7nm Navi GPU, which has 1408 shader processing units, 88 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1717 MHz and goes up to 1845 MHz when the boost mode is triggered.

Memory
The RX 5500 XT 4GB comes with a 4GB frame buffer of GDDR6 through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 110W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
The Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB been built as a Low/Mid performance graphics card for 2020. Its direct competitor is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super. It will run most triple AAA titles released during 2020 on medium to high graphics at 1080p screen resolution. With adjustments and lowering anti aliasing this RX 5500 XT 8GB card can confidently maintain 60+ frames per seconds on high graphic settings at 1080p. Moving to 1440p screen resolution and the graphics card may need to be adjusted down to medium in order to maintain 50-60+ fps.

System Suggestions
The Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a mid range R5 Ryzen processor and at least 12GB of system memory for optimal gaming performance from the RX 5500 XT 4GB.
Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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