Sapphire RX 5500 XT Pulse 4GB vs 8GB Review
Forza Horizon 4
Published: 12th December 2019 | Source: Sapphire | Price: |
Forza Horizon 4
The latest version of Playground’s excellent Forza Horizon series sees the Horizon Festival decamp to the UK. Unfortunately the developers didn’t bother to make the cars right-hand drive so it’s a little incongruous to play, but on the plus side they have optimised it extremely well for the PC. Everything to the stops, as befits such a gorgeous title. The latest LEGO expansion pack might not win any realism awards but it really helps the graphics engine show off what it can do.
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What is the reason to buy this 200 GPU while having RX 580 for 160 ? Are they mocking us?
Personally I don't think it's totally fair to compare a three year-old product that's been rehashed a bunch of times to a brand-new product on a process node that's short in supply. Don't get me wrong, I definitely think AMD are letting themselves down by doing this, but for me it's the poor showing against Nvidia that's disappointing, as well as their other Navi cards. Any of the green team equivalents offer more performance per watt & per dollar (it's not huge, but it's there), and they've been out for a long time. AMD's own higher end 5700 XT has superior performance per watt. I don't understand what AMD are doing. I feel like they're high on Zen2.
Remember Vega Mobile? It's basically a Mac-only product. The RX 5500 is a mobile play. That's why there is such a big gap between the RX 5500 XT and the 5700.
This card is basically a repeat of the RX 560/460 and RX 570 situation. HUGE performance gap. The rumoured RX 5600 could fix that, but it is likely a cut-down RX 5700.
Performance per watt wise, it is also worth noting that AMD's Game Frequency is 1717MHz, which is almost as high as the RX 5700's full boost. That should help explain the lower performance/watt. The best power chips go to mobile and AMD uses high clocks to make the desktop model competative.Quote