AMD Radeon RX 5500 series brings Navi to mainstream

    Positioned lower in the market compared to the AMD Radeon RX 5700 series, the AMD Radeon RX 5500 series brings AMD’s Navi architecture to the mainstream crowd. Specifically, 1080p and notebook gamers.

    The AMD Radeon RX 5500 series will come with a desktop version and a mobile version aptly named RX 5500M. Set to be available next month, these new GPUs will come with aftermarket versions when they arrive.

    The desktop model of the RX 5500 will allegedly have a Base Clock of 1717MHz and can reach up to 1845MHz. As expected, the notebook variant will reach a bit less only clocking in at 1448MHz with a boost of up to 1645MHz.

    The AMD Radeon RX 5500 series will support PCIe 4.0 x8 as well as backward compatibility to previous PCIe versions. The desktop variant can have up to 8GB of GDDR6 memory while the RX 5500M is expected to have 4GB GDDR6 memory.

    Model AMD Radeon RX 5500 AMD Radeon RX 5500M
    GPU Navi 14 Navi 14
    Architecture RDNA RDNA
    Transistor Count 6.4 billion 6.4 billion
    Manufacturing Process 7nm 7nm
    Clock Speed Up to 1717MHz Up to 1448MHz
    Boost Speed Up to 1845MHz Up to 1645MHz
    Render Output Units 32 32
    Throughput 5.2TFLOPS 4.6TFLOPS
    Stream Processors 1408 1408
    Memory 4GB/8GB GDDR6 4GB GDDR6
    Memory Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
    TDP 150W N/A

    Pricing for the AMD Radeon RX 5500 series have not been announced yet but we expect it to be below the USD 250 (PhP 13,000) mark. Availability for RX 5500M-based notebooks are still on the horizon.

    Fortunately, the Radeon RX 5500 series is part of the AMD Raise the Game promo where buyers can get one free game with their purchase of a new participating graphics card.

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