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

3DMark Fire strike

3DMark Firestrike shows the RX 5500 XT punching well above its weight class beating the 1060 and 1660 at the extreme test. The ultra test shows the RX 5500 XT gaining another spot and nudging out the GTX 1660 Ti as well.

3DMark Time Spy

Time Spy is a different animal entirely and the RX 5500 XT gets pushed below the GTX 1660, and beats out the GTX 1060 6GB readily.


VRMark is more of the same as the RX 5500 XT pulls a significant lead ahead of the GTX 1060 and on the mid-level Cyan test, we even see it encroach on the GTX 1660 ground. The tougher Blue test shows the RX 5500 XT falling a bit form the GTX 1660 but holding its position above the 1060 6GB.

Unigine Heaven 4.0 Pro

Heaven is a long time test in our suite. It is from Unigine and pushes tessellation and some heavy GPU loading.

While Heaven may be aging, putting it at 4K still puts some hurt on the GPU and can give you a very good view of raw performance scaling. Here we see the first time in a gaming-related synthetic that the RX 5500 XT fails to outperform the GTX 1060 6GB.

Unigine Superposition Pro

Superposition is the newest benchmark from Unigine and is better aligned with testing the newer cards we are testing today.

Unigine superposition being the newer benchmark we now see once again he RX 5500 XT pull ahead of the GTX 1060 6GB. This does make me want to add the GTX 1650 SUPER to the mix just to get an idea of where it stacks in the testing.

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