AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

Game performance for the Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB where we look at the bigger games played in 2021. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 745 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

A Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB card at 1080p is seeing a reasonable frame rate when running Days Gone on Ultra - 55 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Battlefield 2042 which is 20 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Forza Horizon 5 is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 48 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Days Gone to see how the Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 110 FPS, Medium: 86 FPS, High: 58 FPS and Ultra: 42 FPS. Next we looked at Battlefield 2042 which we predict will be weak with a 15 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Forza Horizon 5 that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 36. 1440p gaming on the Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which has 48% better performance and can run 975 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which meets 965 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 41% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
The Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB was released on 11 Oct 2019
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB
Texture Rate
162 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
59 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1733 MHz
Boost Clock
1845 MHz
Max Power
110 Watts
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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Radeon RX 5500 XT Gigabyte OC 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Source [ D3ATHKeeper ]