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
|12 Gbps GDDR6
|14 Gbps GDDR6
|14 Gbps GDDR6
|8 Gbps GDDR5
|Memory Bus Width
|Typical Board Power
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
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.