AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT: specs and benchmarks



AMD started Radeon RX 5600 XT sales 21 January 2020 at a recommended price of $279 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a RDNA 1.0 architecture and made with 7 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 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 35.41% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

Some basic facts about Radeon RX 5600 XT: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking117
Value for money22.42
ArchitectureRDNA 1.0 (2019−2020)
GPU code nameNavi 10
Market segmentDesktop
Release date21 January 2020 (3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$279
Current price$94 (0.3x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Radeon RX 5600 XT's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1235 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1750 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors10,300 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)150 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate224.6of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon RX 5600 XT and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 5600 XT: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount6 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth288.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort

API support

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

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.5

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX 5600 XT. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 35.41


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 13783

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: 16%

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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%

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3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

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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 graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

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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%

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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%

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Benchmark coverage: 2%

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Gaming performance

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.

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD110

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 83

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 60−65
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 92
Battlefield 5 100−110
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 136
Cyberpunk 2077 74
Far Cry 5 148
Far Cry New Dawn 139
Forza Horizon 4 185
Hitman 3 141
Horizon Zero Dawn 114
Red Dead Redemption 2 80
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 126
Watch Dogs: Legion 104

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 60−65
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 76
Battlefield 5 100−110
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 102
Cyberpunk 2077 63
Far Cry 5 135
Far Cry New Dawn 130
Forza Horizon 4 173
Hitman 3 125
Horizon Zero Dawn 86
Metro Exodus 81
Red Dead Redemption 2 53
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 106
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 140
Watch Dogs: Legion 89

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 60−65
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 62
Battlefield 5 100−110
Cyberpunk 2077 54
Far Cry 5 126
Far Cry New Dawn 118
Forza Horizon 4 138
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 84
Watch Dogs: Legion 35

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65
Hitman 3 81
Horizon Zero Dawn 54
Metro Exodus 49
Red Dead Redemption 2 35
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 63

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45
Battlefield 5 75−80
Cyberpunk 2077 30
Far Cry 5 89
Far Cry New Dawn 88
Forza Horizon 4 109
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 24−27
Watch Dogs: Legion 21

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30
Hitman 3 45
Horizon Zero Dawn 28
Metro Exodus 30
Red Dead Redemption 2 23
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 33
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 46

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21
Battlefield 5 40−45
Cyberpunk 2077 12
Far Cry 5 45
Far Cry New Dawn 46
Forza Horizon 4 70
Watch Dogs: Legion 11

Relative perfomance

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

NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon RX 5600 XT is RTX A2000, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our ranking.

RTX A2000RTXA2000

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 5600 XT:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

RX Vega 56Radeon RXVega 56
RTX 2060GeForce RTX2060
RX Vega 64Radeon RXVega 64
GTX 1660 TiGeForce GTX1660 Ti
RX 5700Radeon RX5700
GTX 1070 TiGeForce GTX1070 Ti

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with Radeon RX 5600 XT according to our statistics.

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