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    Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT Pulse

    Mainstream Navi tested in both 4GB and 8GB flavours.
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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT Pulse

    Good to see some fight in this space and with options of 4 or 8 for VRAM. I think if this was £20 - £30 cheaper then it would be the defacto champ in this space.

    Edit: Not that i believe it would make much / any difference, was this benchmarked on PCIE 4.0 16x or lower Hexus? The picture seems to suggest not at 16x and not 4.0.

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT Pulse

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    Good to see some fight in this space and with options of 4 or 8 for VRAM. I think if this was £20 - £30 cheaper then it would be the defacto champ in this space.

    Edit: Not that i believe it would make much / any difference, was this benchmarked on PCIE 4.0 16x or lower Hexus? The picture seems to suggest not at 16x and not 4.0.
    Hi Kanoe, the 5500 XT was tested at PCIe 3.0 x16 on our Intel test platform.

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT Pulse

    looks like the 4gb version for 1080 gaming is the sweet spot then

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT Pulse

    Quote Originally Posted by Parm View Post
    Hi Kanoe, the 5500 XT was tested at PCIe 3.0 x16 on our Intel test platform.
    Thanks for confirming, have you given it a go on PCIe Gen 4? I know AMD marketing like to make a thing of it just wonder if there is any real world impact, especially for the 4GB card where it may be swapping textures in and out more often.

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT Pulse

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    Thanks for confirming, have you given it a go on PCIe Gen 4? I know AMD marketing like to make a thing of it just wonder if there is any real world impact, especially for the 4GB card where it may be swapping textures in and out more often.
    We haven't yet had a chance to try this particular card on a PCIe 4 platform, however we did carry out such tests on the RX 5700 XT, highlighting very little difference in current games: https://www.hexus.net/tech/reviews/g...-5700/?page=14

    Should also add that we're in the process of migrating to new test platforms, so expect more native PCIe 4 results in the new year.

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT Pulse

    You should upgrade the games that you bench with and at least also include an performance heavy FPS game.

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT Pulse

    While the PCIe4 argument will be more valid over time at the minute a motherboard that supports it would cost more than the GPU! I imagine the overlap between *willing to use X570" and "want a sub £200 GPU" is quite small.

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT Pulse

    Hmm. for the 1080 performance and cost I expected more than marginally beating a 2(3) year old gpu that's around 20% more expensive... Expected much more...

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT Pulse

    Adequate but nothing nvidia are going to worry about

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT Pulse

    Had this 5500XT only had the 1650 as competition, it would have looked great, but because NVidia released the 1650 Super, it now merely looks competitive and acceptable. Nice to have a choice of manufacturers anyway, and a choice of 4Gb and 8Gb.

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT Pulse

    Looks like it goes 570/580, 5500XT and 1660 Super for anyone building a new budget/mid system.
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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT Pulse

    Reading the AMD blurb on the AMD site the PCI 4 appears to be s substantial unlift in preformance. In addition the use of an AMD CPU in the test rig may give a different result as I believe that the micro code in certian Intel cpu's discrimates against the results when using an AMD card. I may be incorrect but has any-one else found this?

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT Pulse

    Here in the US, there is a $30 price difference between the 8 GB RX 5500 XT ($199) and the GTX 1660 Super ($229), assuming you can find either card at MSRP. Still, that makes the 8 GB variant a bit of a specialty item, mostly making sense for users who have a good application for the additional memory, perhaps to do a bit of GPU computing or video editing in addition to gaming.

    It will also be interesting to see how performance compares in six months or a year. RDNA is a newer architecture, so the drivers probably have more room for improvement than NVIDIA's Turing does.

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT Pulse

    Would have been nice to see how well these cards cope as an entry level VR card. Given the old entry level was supposed to be RX580.

    Having said that, as long as there is still stock around and assuming your psu can take the extra power requirement, the RX570 is still the main competition I can see for this card. I see Overclockers are taking pre-orders at £160 for a 4GB 5500XT, vs £120 for a 4GB RX 570 which they already have in stock.
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