AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
Radeon RX 5600 XT
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1235
  • Max video memory 6 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2020
Performance 46.52

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 5600 XT sales 21 January 2020 at a recommended price of $279. This is RDNA 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 7 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 6 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 288.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 150 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

46.52%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon RX 5600 XT's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating86
Value for money68.00
ArchitectureRDNA 1.0 (2019−2020)
GPU code nameNavi 10
Market segmentDesktop
Release date21 January 2020 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$279
Price now$381 (1.4x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon RX 5600 XT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 5600 XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2304of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1235 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1750 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors10,300 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate224.6of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 5600 XT's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 5600 XT: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount6 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth288.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 5600 XT. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 5600 XT, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX 5600 XT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RX 5600 XT 46.52
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RX 5600 XT 13838

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX 5600 XT 65563

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

RX 5600 XT 30515

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX 5600 XT 19464

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX 5600 XT 115758

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX 5600 XT 21817

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RX 5600 XT 457873

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 5600 XT is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD114
1440p71
4K42

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 78

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 92
Battlefield 5 45−50
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 136
Cyberpunk 2077 77
Far Cry 5 118
Far Cry New Dawn 97
Forza Horizon 4 185
Hitman 3 141
Horizon Zero Dawn 114
Red Dead Redemption 2 80
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 113
Watch Dogs: Legion 104

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 76
Battlefield 5 45−50
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 102
Cyberpunk 2077 66
Far Cry 5 112
Far Cry New Dawn 94
Forza Horizon 4 173
Hitman 3 125
Horizon Zero Dawn 86
Metro Exodus 78
Red Dead Redemption 2 53
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 102
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 127
Watch Dogs: Legion 89

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 62
Battlefield 5 45−50
Cyberpunk 2077 53
Far Cry 5 106
Far Cry New Dawn 86
Forza Horizon 4 138
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 76
Watch Dogs: Legion 35

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65
Hitman 3 81
Horizon Zero Dawn 54
Metro Exodus 47
Red Dead Redemption 2 35
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 32

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45
Battlefield 5 45−50
Cyberpunk 2077 26
Far Cry 5 83
Far Cry New Dawn 78
Forza Horizon 4 109
Watch Dogs: Legion 21

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30
Hitman 3 45
Horizon Zero Dawn 28
Metro Exodus 29
Red Dead Redemption 2 23
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 32
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 46

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21
Battlefield 5 45−50
Cyberpunk 2077 11
Far Cry 5 43
Far Cry New Dawn 45
Forza Horizon 4 70
Watch Dogs: Legion 11

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 5600 XT performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 5600 XT from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 980 Ti, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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