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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB Radeon RX 5500 4GB
Cyberpunk 2077 27% 0%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 33% 8%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 35% 11%
FIFA 21 63% 49%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3% 41%
Hitman 3 5% 31%
Genshin Impact 27% 0%
Far Cry 6 5% 45%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 5% 44%
Watch Dogs Legion 30% 3%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 5500 4GB.

The RX 5500 has a 485 MHz higher core clock speed but 16 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the RX 5600 XT. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the RX 5500 manages to provide 43.2 GTexel/s better texturing performance. 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 has a 485 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 5600 XT, but the RX 5600 XT has 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 5500. As a result, the RX 5600 XT exhibits a 22.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 5500. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 5600 XT was released less than a year after the RX 5500, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 RX 5600 XT has 2048 MB more video memory than the RX 5500, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RX 5600 XT also has superior memory performance overall.

The RX 5600 XT has 64 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 5500, which means that the memory performance of the RX 5600 XT is much better than the RX 5500.

The Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon RX 5500 4GB has 1408. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 5600 XT is 2396 and the actual shader performance of the RX 5500 is 1689. The RX 5600 XT having 707 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 5600 XT delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 5500.

The Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB requires 150 Watts to run and the Radeon RX 5500 4GB requires 110 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the RX 5600 XT and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 5500. The RX 5600 XT requires 40 Watts more than the RX 5500 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 5600 XT may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 5500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 46.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

46.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 33.5 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

33.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 51.7 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

51.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 37.6 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

37.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 53.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

53.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 37.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

37.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 56.4 FPS on Control

Control

56.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 39.6 FPS on Control

Control

39.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 59.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

59.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 41.8 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

41.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 61.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

61.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 42.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

42.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 64.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

64.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 45 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

45 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 64.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

64.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 45.4 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

45.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 66.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

66.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 46.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

46.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 75.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

75.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 54.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

54.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 78.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

78.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 55.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

55.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 78.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

78.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 57.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

57.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 78.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

78.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 57.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

57.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 82.1 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

82.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 57.7 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

57.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 84.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

84.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 59.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

59.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 88.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

88.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 64.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

64.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 89.1 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

89.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 64.7 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

64.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 93.4 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

93.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 65.6 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

65.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 95.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

95.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 69.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

69.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 97.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

97.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 68.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

68.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 106.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

106.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 74.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

74.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 107.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

107.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 78 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

78 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 113.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

113.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 79.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

79.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 131.2 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

131.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 95.3 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

95.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 147.7 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

147.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 107.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

107.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 170.4 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

170.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 119.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

119.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 32.9 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

32.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 23.9 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

23.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 34.4 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

34.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 25 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

25 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 36.1 FPS on Control

Control

36.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 25.4 FPS on Control

Control

25.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 41.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

41.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 29.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

29.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 43.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

43.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 30.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

30.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 43.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

43.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 30.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

30.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 46 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

46 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 32.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

32.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 47.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

47.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 34.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

34.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 49.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

49.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 35 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

35 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 53.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

53.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 39.2 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

39.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 58.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

58.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 42.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

42.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 59.1 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

59.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 42.9 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

42.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 61 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

61 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 42.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

42.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 61.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

61.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 44.4 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

44.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 62.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

62.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 44.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

44.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 67.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

67.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 47.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

47.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 76.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

76.5 FPS

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

The Witcher III

53.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 76.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

76.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 55.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

55.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 77.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

77.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 56.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

56.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 96.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

96.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 70.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

70.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 99.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

99.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 69.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

69.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 104.7 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

104.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 76.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

76.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 108 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

108 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 75.9 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

75.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 114.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

114.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 80.3 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

80.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 16.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

16.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 12 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

12 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 18 FPS on Control

Control

18 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 12.6 FPS on Control

Control

12.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 23.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

23.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 16.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 26.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

26.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 19.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

19.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 27.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

27.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 19.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

19.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 27.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

27.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 20 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

20 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 27.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

27.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 20 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

20 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 27.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

27.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 20 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

20 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 27.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

27.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 19.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

19.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 27.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

27.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 20.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

20.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 28.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

28.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 20.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

20.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 31 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

31 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 22.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

22.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 32.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

32.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 22.9 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

22.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 32.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

32.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 23.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

23.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 34.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

34.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 24.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

24.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 35.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

35.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 26 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

26 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 37 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

37 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 26.8 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

26.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 43.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

43.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 30.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

30.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 47.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

47.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 34.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

34.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 49.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

49.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 34.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

34.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 53 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

53 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 38.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

38.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 57.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

57.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 42 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

42 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 64.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

64.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 46.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

46.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB gets 67.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

67.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 4GB gets 48.9 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

48.9 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1185 MHzvs1670 MHz
Boost Clock1600 MHzvs1845 MHz
ArchitectureNavi 10 XLNavi
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date21 Jan 2020vs18 Nov 2019
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
9
green tick vs
7.9
3840x2160
6.6
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6

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth288GB/secvs224GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs1408
Actual Shader Performance100%vs81%
Technology7nmvs7nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs128
Texture Rate170.6 GTexel/svs213.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate75.8 GPixel/svs53.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs110 Watts
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 42 Ampsvs500 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB is an mid-tier gaming Graphics Card based on the first (1.0) Revision of the RDNA Architecture.

Architecture
The Navi 10 XL GPU offers support for GDDR6 Memory, DirectX 12.0, Vulkan 1.0, and OpenGL 4.5.

GPU
This variant of the Navi 10 XL GPU features 36 Compute Units activated, offering 2304 Shader Processing Units, 144 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The GPU features a 1375 MHz base clock speed and up to 1560 MHz with boost clock, making it an estimated 20% slower than a Radeon RX 5700 8GB. This puts its predicted performance at roughly 20% faster than a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with 6GB high-speed GDDR6 and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 192-bit memory interface, providing total memory bandwidth of 288 GB/s.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 6GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However,the GPU itself is aimed for 1080p Gaming. In some limited scenarios at 1440p resolution, 6GB video memory might be a bottleneck and Performance could be better were the Frame Buffer larger, however this would only be an issue in the most demanding games.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 550W PSU with available 8+8-pin connector.

Performance
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB competes with GeForce GTX 1660 Ti which is available for $329.
System Suggestions
The Radeon RX 5600 XT MSI Gaming 6GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2650 x 1480 but is ideally suited for 1920 x 1080. For the most demanding AAA games it should be ideally suited to 1080p. We recommend a mid-tier CPU and at least 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
The Radeon RX 5500 4GB is an entry-level graphics card which is part of the AMD Radeon RX 5000 series, announced on October 7th, 2019.

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

GPU
The central unit runs at 1670 MHz and goes up to 1845 MHz when the boost mode is triggered.

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

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 110W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
The Radeon RX 5500 4GB been built as a Low/Mid performance graphics card for 2019. Its direct competitor is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super. It will run most triple AAA titles released during 2019 on medium to high graphics at 1080p screen resolution. With adjustments and lowering anti aliasing this RX 5500 4GB 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 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a mid range R5 Ryzen processor and at least 8GB of system memory for optimal gaming performance from the RX 5500 4GB.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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