Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5600XT Top-Notch 1080p Gaming

Announced at CES 2020, AMD adds to its RX 5000 series the AMD RX  5600 XT which is their answer to the sub-20000-peso mainstream video card segment. If you’re looking out for top-notch 1080p gaming engine, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT should be one of your biggest considerations.

AMD has positioned the Radeon RX 5600 XT series as the ultimate 1080p gaming engine and can technically power up some games at the medium quality for 1440p resolutions. Even giving options for multiplayer titles like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Rainbow Six: Siege a 240Hz threshold.

The Radeon RX 5600 XT is set to compete with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1660 Super and some variants of the GeForce GTX 1660Ti.

AMD’s Navi GPUs no longer support Crossfire. DirectX 12 does include their own set of multi-GPU capabilities. Utilizing the Navi 10 GPU found in the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT is manufactured on TSMC’s 7nm finFET process.

Power consumption is listed at 150W. Comparing to the 180W on the RX5700 and 130W on the RX500XT. A minimum quality 550W unit will easily handle this video card with overclocking included.

AMD Radeon RX Series Specification Comparison
  AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT AMD Radeon RX 5700 AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT AMD Radeon RX 590    
CUs 36
(2304 SPs)
(2304 SPs)
(1408 SPs)
(2304 SPs)
Texture Units 144 144 88 144    
ROPs 64 64 32 32    
Base Clock 1247MHz? 1465MHz 1607MHz 1469MHz    
Game Clock 1375MHz 1625MHz 1717MHz N/A    
Boost Clock 1560MHz 1725MHz 1845MHz 1545MHz    
Throughput (FP32) 7.2 TFLOPs 7.95 TFLOPs 5.2 TFLOPs 7.1 TFLOPs    
Memory Clock 12 Gbps GDDR6 14 Gbps GDDR6 14 Gbps GDDR6 8 Gbps GDDR5    
Memory Bus Width 192-bit 256-bit 128-bit 256-bit    
VRAM 6GB 8GB 4GB/8GB 8GB    
Transistor Count 10.3B 10.3B 6.4B 5.7B    
Typical Board Power 150W 180W 130W 225W    
Manufacturing Process TSMC 7nm TSMC 7nm TSMC 7nm GloFo/Samsung 12nm    
Architecture RDNA (1) RDNA (1) RDNA (1) GCN 4    
GPU Navi 10 Navi 10 Navi 14 Polaris 30    


The Sapphire RX5600 XT Pulse is a dual-slot solution that sizes at 10 x 5.3 x 1.8-inches which is a full-size card.

The RX 5600 XT Pulses cooling solution has two 90mm fans with a simple backplate to protect the rear of the PCB. The backplate adds more for aesthetics and rigidity.

The fans use dual ball bearings which creates a quiet operation and longer life.

The Sapphire RX 5600 XT has 3 DisplayPort 1.4 while the HDMI isn’t listed.

Performance and Testing

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a card that can easily run your games at 1080p then this definitely is the card for you. Despite the number of cards that are out in the market, this adds to all that confusion. Though, with the AMD Radeon RX 5600XT, we expect that the competition to finally clear up and the AMD Radeon RX 5600XT might just be at the top of the 1080p gaming cards if you’re after the raw performance.

The only people we’d recommend not getting the RX 5600 XT are the ones that want to take advantage of Nvidia’s ray tracing technology. 

The price of the Sapphire RX 5600 XT Pulse OC is P17,960 at PCHUB.