XFX’s first custom RX 5500 series variant smiles for the camera

XFX's first custom RX 5500 series variant smiles for the camera

XFX’s first custom RX 5500 series variant smiles for the camera

Images of what appears to be AMD’s first custom Radeon RX 5500 series graphics card have appeared online, revealing what could be XFX’s THICC II model, which ships with a twin-fan cooler, a full-cover backplate and an 8-pin power input. The images in this article come via Videocardz.

Unlike most modern graphics cards, the XFX’s apparent RX 5500 design features dual DVI-D outputs, a single HDMI connection and a DisplayPort 1.4 port. This is a rare configuration for a modern graphics card, though it reflects the reality that many low-end GPU users are still using older DVI monitors. 

While this graphics card is likely to be a Radeon RX 5500 series graphics card, there is also the possibility that this is an AMD RX 5500 XT. The Radeon RX 5500 XT is a rumoured graphics card model which will feature more stream processors than AMD’s already announced RX 5500. AMD’s RX 5500 uses 22 GPU compute units, whereas AMD’s Navi 14 silicon is rumoured to feature a total of 24 compute units.     

 

Specifications for AMD
Reference Models 

AMD Radeon
RX 5700 XT 50th
AMD Radeon
RX 5700 XT
AMD Radeon
RX 5700
AMD Radeon
RX 5500 (Desktop)
AMD Radeon
RX 5500M (Mobile)
Process Tech/ Architecture 7nm Navi 7nm Navi 7nm Navi 7nm Navi 7nm Navi
Stream 
Processors
2560 2560 2304 1408 1408
Base
Clock 
1680MHz 1605MHz 1465MHz
Gaming Clock 1830MHz 1755MHz 1625MHz 1717MHz 1448MHz
Boost
Clock
1980MHz 1905MHz 1725MHz 1845MHz 1645MHz
Memory 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 4/8GB GDDR6 4GB GDDR6
Memory
Bus
256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 128-bit 128-bit
Memory Clock 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps
Memory 
Bandwidth
448GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 224GB/s 224GB/s
Cooler Design Blower Fan Blower Fan Blower Fan
UK Pricing (OCUK) £429.99 £379.99 £329
US Pricing (MSRP) $449 $399 $349

XFX's first custom RX 5500 series variant smiles for the camera  

Given the low power design of AMD’s RX 5500 series of graphics cards, it is likely that XFX will also release a smaller, ultra-compact variant the RX 5500, delivering end-user a graphics card design that’s well suited to small form factor systems and OEM system builds. 

At this time, all AMD has told us about Radeon RX 5500’s consumer release is that custom models from ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire and XFX are all due to release this quarter. 
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