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Introducing the Radeon 5500XT with the Powercolor Red Dragon 5500XT 8GB


  • New NAVI/RDNA Architecture built on 7nm
  • PCIe 4.0 Support
  • GDDR6 memory for top-level performance
  • Radeon Image Sharpening
  • FidelityFX
  • Radeon Anti-Lag
  • Integer Display Scaling
  • DirectML Media Filters
  • Radeon Boost
  • AMD Link


Graphics Card Radeon RX 5500 XT
MFR Process 7nm
Transistor Count 6.4B
Bus  PCI Express 4.0
Video Memory GDDR6 8GB
Core Clock (OC) GPU Boost Clock: 1845 MHz

GPU Game Clock: 1717 MHz

GPU Base Clock: 1807 MHz

Stream Processors 1408
Compute Units 22
Memory Clock 14000 MHz 
Memory Interface 128-bit
Interface HDMI Output : Yes x 1 (Native) (HDMI 2.0b)
Display Port: Yes x 1 (Native) (Regular DP)

DVI: Yes x 1 (Native) (Dual Link)

HDCP Support: Yes

Power Connectors 1 x 8-pin
Board Power 130W

Here, we see the raw details of the new 5500 XT GPU. As you can see it drops from the 40 compute units on the 5700 XT to 22 on this model which is expected. One surprise to me was the Powercolor card employing three display outputs, one of which being DVI.

There are a few notable additions for the Radeon software stack which we will be covering in the proceeding pages. Integer display scaling, AMD boost, DirectML Media Filters, and even AMD link are all notable new items while there are also several updates to existing tech we covered in our 5700/5700 XT launch reviews.

Let’s read on and take a look at AMD’s marketing points from their supplied materials

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