THE OMG started the week with the announcement of a new series of video cards: the models Radeon RX 5500 and Radeon RX 5500M are intermediate options that arrive in the coming months to face models like Nvidia GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 Mobile.
Like the Radeon RX 5700 cards, the two new GPUs are based on the Navi architecture, whose main highlight is the RDNA (Radeon DNA), a core that provides more efficiency in workloads and, at the same time, optimizes energy consumption . The manufacturing process is TSMC’s 7 nanometer process.
But the similarities between the two series do not go much further than that. Radeon RX 5500 cards are cheaper than RX 5700 GPUs, so they come with lower specifications. AMD assures, however, that the new cards can offer great performance in AAA games running at 1080p.
Although the company has not revealed all the details, it is known that the Radeon RX 5500 series has 1,408 stream processors (22 compute units), 88 TMUs (for texture), boost frequency up to 1,845 MHz (the base clock still is unknown) and 150 W TBP.
In terms of memory, the Radeon RX 5500 comes with 4 GB or 8 GB of GDDR6 and a 128-bit bus. The performance of the new plates can reach 5.2 teraflops in single-precision operations (against 7.95 teraflops from Radeon RX 5700).
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
And the Radeon RX 5500M? This is the version of the new series aimed at notebooks, therefore, it brings specifications only slightly lower than the “normal” Radeon RX 5500.
The main differences are in the clock, which can reach 1,645 MHz in boost, and in the TBP, which here reaches 85 W. Performance is estimated at up to 4.6 teraflops in single precision.
AMD Radeon RX 5500 Series: availability
AMD has not yet announced launch dates and price predictions, not least because the company is unlikely to launch reference models of the new GPUs. But it is to be expected that partner companies will announce their first Radeon RX 5500 units by the end of the year or at the beginning of 2020 at the latest.
Manufacturers such as MSI, Lenovo, HP and Acer plan to launch the first Radeon RX 5500M-based notebooks and desktops this quarter.
With information: AnandTech.