RADEON RX 5500

AMD has launched the RX 5500 to the 1920×1080 market with a new Navi 14 logic core.

The desktop version will also come in both 8GB and 4GB models, whereas the mobile GPU will only be offered with 4GB of GDDR6 memory.

The Navi 14 offers 22 CU and its not yet known if there will be variants or if that is the maximum number of CU for the RX 5500.

The line up now has a lot of cards with 36 CU like the Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480.

The faster GDDR6 should help the RX 5500 with texture mapping etc. The clock speed of 1717 MHz gaming clock should offer excellent gaming.

In terms of overall GPU performance then, at full clock speeds the RX 5500 Series will have a peak compute/shader throughput of 5.2 TFLOPs. This makes the RX 5500 slightly more powerful than the RX 480.

Compared to the outgoing RX 560 with only 16 CU, the RX 5500 should become very popular if it can come in at around $150 at launch.

Add-in cards for desktop gaming boxes should be available in November or December at the latest.