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AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT: 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM and a Q1 2020 launch date?

The Radeon RX 5600 XT may arrive as soon as Q1 2020. (Image source: AMD)
The Radeon RX 5600 XT may arrive as soon as Q1 2020. (Image source: AMD)
AMD is not done with its Navi GPUs yet, with the company apparently prepping another desktop GPU to add to its portfolio. While its name and early specifications suggest that it will not be pushing NVIDIA's top-end GPUs, it could apply further pressure to the green team's mid-range offerings.

Information is currently thin on the ground about this one, but Videocardz claims that AMD is readying the Radeon RX 5600 XT to add to its Navi product stack. The website has a good track record with graphics card news, having received accurate information about several AMD and NVIDIA product releases. Hence, we are marking this one as likely rather than just a maybe.

According to Videocardz, two add-in-board partners (AIBs) have confirmed that they are developing RX 5600 XT cards, although the website is yet to confirm which AIBs these are. The website also implies that it has been informed by these AIBs of some of the specifications that the RX 5600 XT will feature too. Again, this has not been explicitly confirmed.

Apparently, the RX 5600 XT will have GDDR6 VRAM like its other Navi siblings. However, AMD will pair the GPU with 6 GB of VRAM, rather than the 4 GB of 8 GB that it includes in the RX 5500 and RX 5700 series respectively. The RX 5600 XT will "most likely" run on a 192-bit memory bus too, a downgrade from the 256-bit bus on which the RX 5700 series operates.

There is currently no word yet on pricing, cores, clock speeds or the GPU on which the RX 5600 XT will be based. Moreover, Videocardz did not mention a regular RX 5600 being in the pipeline, either. The website also expects the RX 5600 XT to launch early next year, "possibly in January". Tentatively, we would earmark its release for Q1 2020.

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Alex Alderson, 2019-12- 4 (Update: 2019-12- 4)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.