AMD may not allow us to wait much longer for the expected Radeon RX 5500, which the company introduced in October. The new graphics card, especially the rumored Radeon RX 5500 XT, could appear next week, according to VideoCardz.
There are still few details about the Radeon RX 5500 XT. We know that the 5500 Series graphics cards will have 22 processors with 1408 Stream processors, just over half of those found on the RX 5700 XT. The new cards use a 128-bit memory bus (half of the 5700 series) and offer up to 8 GB of GDDR6, which the RX 5500 and 5500 XT can, according to an official slide from AMD shared by Hot Hardware. The two cards should somehow be different, and if they are not stream processors or clock rates, it could be memory. VideoCardz believes that the RX 5500 can only be equipped with 4 GB of GDDR6 memory, while the RX 5500 XT could offer 4 GB and 8 GB variants, similar to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1
19659005] AMD plays a tough game against Intel on the processor side and Nvidia on the graphics processor side. This worked for AMD in the processor battle, as Ryzen CPUs stole Intel market shares, but Nvidia's cards still offer the highest performance in the upper price segment.
AMD has still managed to advance over Nvidia's market share, and these new Radeon RX 5500 Series cards could help impact the budget market even more. Team Red will be able to challenge Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1650 and 1660 models, including the Ti and Super versions. Given that Nvidia effectively has six low-mid graphics processors, it makes sense for AMD to introduce more than just one version of the RX 5500.
Leaky benchmarks have shown that the Radeon RX 5500 delivers the GTX A serious competition around 1650 and a 5500 XT with higher specifications could be the best choice for the GTX 1660. When the new graphics cards come out this month, we'll probably see the competition intensifying just in time for the next big competition shopping frenzy.