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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB

GD Rating

8.2
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How well can the Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB run games
28 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2020. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. 758 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB can run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 125 FPS, Medium: 99 FPS, High: 67 FPS and Ultra: 48 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that eFootball PES 2021 returns a strong 102 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Microsoft Flight Simulator where it was playable. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 96 FPS, Medium: 75 FPS, High: 51 FPS and Ultra: 36 FPS. We added eFootball PES 2021 to our tests and saw it was good with a 78 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Cyberpunk 2077 leading us to predict 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB is one of the better graphics cards for gaming at this screen resolution. We will see 1440p Ultra and High settings across almost all current games.

How many years will the Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 21% more powerful and can run 821 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 30% better and can run 924 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB is released on 11 Oct 2019

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 21.7 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

21.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 32.5 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

32.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 33.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

33.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 39.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

39.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 40.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

40.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 40.4 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

40.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 40.6 FPS on Control

Control

40.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 41 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

41 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 47.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

47.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 49.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

49.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 51.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

51.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 54.4 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

54.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 57 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

57 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 58.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

58.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 58.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

58.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 59.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

59.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 67 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

67 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 67.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

67.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 68 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

68 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 69.7 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

69.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 72.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

72.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 75.5 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

75.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 76.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

76.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 78.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

78.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 79.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

79.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 83.9 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

83.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 84.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

84.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 87.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

87.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 88.1 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

88.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 104.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

104.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 110.3 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

110.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 115.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

115.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 10 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

10 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 25.6 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

25.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 26 FPS on Control

Control

26 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 26.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

26.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 26.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

26.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 28.3 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

28.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 28.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

28.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 32.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

32.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 36.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

36.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 38.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

38.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 38.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

38.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 46.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

46.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 50.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

50.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 50.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

50.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 57.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

57.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 57.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

57.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 58.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

58.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 66.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

66.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 67.5 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

67.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 75.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

75.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 11.6 FPS on Control

Control

11.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 13.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

13.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 14.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

14.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 15.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

15.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 15.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

15.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 18.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

18.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 19.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

19.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 22.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

22.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 22.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

22.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 22.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

22.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 23.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

23.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 27.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

27.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 28.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 29.3 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

29.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 29.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

29.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 32.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

32.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 35 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

35 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB gets 41.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

41.4 FPS
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB
GPU
Architecture
Navi
Process
7nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
236 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
59 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1408
Driver Support
-
Release Price
$199.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
6.4
Open GL
4.6
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
2001 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth
256.1GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
0
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1737 MHz
Boost Clock
1845 MHz
Power
Max Power
140 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB 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 comes with an 8GB frame buffer of GDDR6 through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock operates at 1750MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 140W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.


Performance
The Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB been built as a Low/Mid performance graphics card for 2019. Its direct competitor is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. 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 MSI Gaming X 8GB 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 XT 8GB.


Source [D3ATHKeeper]
Radeon RX 5500 XT MSI Gaming X 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
5%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 25% 4%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 43% 11%
Watch Dogs Legion 16% 6%
Genshin Impact 73% 3%
FIFA 21 64% 51%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 50% 1%
eFootball PES 2021 55% 51%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 14% 14%
Marvel's Avengers 55% 8%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 58% 39%
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