Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Nitro+ SE 8GB Game Requirement Analysis
The Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Nitro+ SE 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.
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 comes with an 8GB frame buffer of GDDR6 through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock operates at 1750MHz.
With a rated board TDP of 135W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.
The Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Nitro+ SE 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.
The Radeon RX 5500 XT Sapphire Nitro+ SE 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.