AMD’s custom RX 5500 models will reportedly release next month

AMD's custom RX 5500 models will reportedly release next month

AMD’s custom RX 5500 models will reportedly release next month

AMD launched its Radeon RX 5500 graphics card back in October, revealing a graphics card that could help bring AMD into the OEM desktop market and back into the OEM notebook segment. Sadly, this launch was little more than a product reveal, as even now, AMD’s Radeon RX 5500 is unavailable outside of a few OEM systems. 

IT House has reported that this is about to change, who claims that AMD has informed several AIB partners that its RX 5500 series of graphics cards will release on December 12th, two weeks from today. 

AMD has already confirmed that custom models from ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire and XFX will be released in Q4 2019, leaving little time for a product launch given the proximity of the Christmas holidays.

AMD has already reported that its Radeon RX 5500 delivers substantial performance gains over Nvidia’s GTX 1650 graphics cards, but at this time it is unknown how this graphics card will compete with Nvidia’s newly released GTX 1650 Super. Our guess is that AMD will target a £149 MSRP for its RX 5500 graphics card in the UK.  

It is also possible that AMD will release its next major Radeon Software driver release on the same day, which is due to release in December with several new features. Big Radeon driver updates are always great news for consumers, as Nvidia tends to copy all of Radeon’s best new features in time, allowing AMD’s changes to benefit most PC gamers. 

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