RX 580 Mobile vs RX 5500 XT

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.19
 
1.99
Architecture
Polaris
 
RDNA 1.0
GPU code name
Polaris
 
Navi 14 XTX
Market segment
Laptop
 
Desktop
Launch date
18 April 2017 (4 years ago)
 
12 December 2019 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$301.69
 
$169
Price now
$410 (1.4x MSRP)
 
$659 (3.9x MSRP)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
2304
 
1408
Core clock speed
1077 MHz
 
1607 MHz
Boost clock speed
1077 MHz
 
1845 MHz
Number of transistors
5,700 million
 
6,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
100 Watt
 
130 Watt
Texture fill rate
155.1
 
162.4
Floating-point performance
4,963 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 580 Mobile and Radeon RX 5500 XT 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
large
 
no data
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
PCIe 4.0 x8
Length
no data
 
180 mm
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

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

Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
1750 MHz
Memory bandwidth
256.0 GB/s
 
224.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 580 Mobile 34.43
RX 5500 XT 34.58 +0.4%

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.

RX 580 Mobile 69325
RX 5500 XT 86609 +24.9%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX 580 Mobile 9754
RX 5500 XT 13064 +33.9%

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.

RX 580 Mobile 11261
RX 5500 XT 14328 +27.2%

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.

RX 580 Mobile 15223
RX 5500 XT 19723 +29.6%

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.

RX 580 Mobile 290090
RX 5500 XT 407594 +40.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Both graphics cards satisfy the 99% minimum and 94% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
99%
Recommended
94%
Minimum
99%
Recommended
94%

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

 
RX 580 Mobile
RX 5500 XT
1080p
 
79 −5.1%
83 +5.1%
1440p
 
no data
50
4K
 
31 +6.9%
29 −6.9%

Competitors of Radeon RX 580 Mobile from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 580 Mobile from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, which is slower by 3% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 580 Mobile:

Competitors of Radeon RX 5500 XT from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 5500 XT from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX TITAN Z, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 5500 XT:

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile

Cheaper ($410 vs $659)

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)

More pipelines (2304 vs 1408)

Higher memory bandwidth (256 vs 224 GB/s)

Lower power consumption (100W vs 130W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT

0.4% better performance in benchmarks

Much newer (12 December 2019 vs 18 April 2017)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile and AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT. The differences in performance seem too small.

Be aware that Radeon RX 580 Mobile is a notebook card while Radeon RX 5500 XT is a desktop one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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