Radeon RX 5500 to Crush Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650

Hear Ye Hear Ye! AMD with its Radeon GPU plans on conquering the low end GPU market dominated by Nvidia GTX 1650 and as per the recent market material leaked by Redditor, AMD seems to not only launch and challenge the competition, but it seems to annihilate it as per their internal benchmark.

AMD is so confident that it has placed its RX5500 in the performance category. The RX570 and RX580 are missing from marketing material signalling end of the line for Polaris based GPUs and RDNA to succeed the last gen. This means that Navi 14 based GPU will come into multiple avatars which we guess and as per marketing material should be RX5500, RX5500M and RX5500XT (hello performance category). A cut down version could come as RX5300 & RX5300M.

The RX5500 will be based on 7nm+ manufacturing process and will have 22RDNA cores. This will be accompanied by 128-bit wide GDDR6 memory. The GPU features ‘game clock’ speed at 1670 MHz and an 1845 MHz boost clock.

Coming to benchmarks, RX5500 seems to perform 35% to 49% better than GTX 1650. Since the GTX 1650 is not a RTX enabled card, this is more of apple to apple comparison and stands in AMD’s favour. The advantage of Nvidia in this regard is power consumption as GTX 1650 is advertised to consume 75W only and hence does not need external power connector. AMD, however, will require an external power connector.

So what about Nvidia? Well Nvidia already predicted this and to spoil AMD’s party, they have already readying GTX 1650 Super and it will get significant improvements compared to regular GTX 1650. The GTX 1650 super will come with extra 384 CUDA cores and RAM will be upgraded to GDDR6 instead of GDDR5. Will it be suffice to compete with RX 5500? Time will tell.

Source: Reddit



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