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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 4GB

GD Rating

7.4
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How well can the Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 4GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 4GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 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.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 4GB is at running the more popular games of 2021. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. 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.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a playable frame rate from Grand Theft Auto VI with 28 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at FIFA 22 which returns a strong 102 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Resident Evil 8 which we saw getting a playable 28 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 4GB will run the upcoming game Grand Theft Auto VI to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 55 FPS, Medium: 44 FPS, High: 29 FPS and Ultra: 21 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 22, L: 205FPS, M: 162FPS, H: 109FPS, U: 78FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Resident Evil 8, which returned L: 55FPS, M: 44FPS, H: 29FPS, U: 21FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 4GB 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 Sapphire Pulse 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 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 Sapphire Pulse 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 we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, as it can run 965 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 41% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 4GB was released on 18 Nov 2019
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 4GB
GPU
Architecture
Navi
Process
7nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
236 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
59 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$169
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096MB
Memory Speed
1750MHz
Memory Bus
128bit
Memory Type
GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth
224GB/sec
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1737 MHz
Boost Clock
1845 MHz
Power
Max Power
135 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
7.4
Approved

Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 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 135W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
The Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Pulse 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 XT Sapphire Pulse 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.

Source [ D3ATHKeeper ]