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CES 2020 | AMD takes the fight to GTX 1660 Ti territory with the Radeon RX 5600 XT, promises 120 fps gaming for US$279

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT promises to deliver a great 1080p gaming experience. (Source: AMD)
The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT promises to deliver a great 1080p gaming experience. (Source: AMD)
AMD has introduced the Radeon RX 5600 XT at CES 2020 to take on NVIDIA's GTX 1660 series for 1080p Ultra gaming. Using the RDNA architecture with 36 CUs and 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, the RX 5600 XT seems to show considerable gains over the GTX 1660 Ti and is all set to retail on January 21 from US$279.

1080p gaming still constitutes the majority of gamers out there and AMD wants to lure them away from rival offerings with the Radeon RX 5600 XT. The RX 5600 XT is positioned between the RX 5500 aimed at 1080p 60 fps and the RX 5700 series aimed at 1440p gamers. The RX 5600 XT looks to be a worthy successor to the Polaris-based RX 590 with 2.1x better performance per watt and improved energy efficiency.

Specs-wise, the RX 5600 XT sports 36 Compute Units (CUs) with 2,304 stream processors (SPs) and 6 GB of GDDR6 memory. It has a game clock of 1,375 MHz and can boost up to 1,560 MHz under load. All this comes under a total board power of 150W.

AMD showed off several benchmarks of the RX 5600 XT in comparison with the GTX 1060, the GTX 1660 Super OC, and the GTX 1660 Ti (data in the charts below). Overall, we are looking at a 55% average gain over the GTX 1060 across AAA and eSports titles. The delta does narrow down when compared with NVIDIA's Turing offerings. The RX 5600 XT shows an average of 15% gains over the GTX 1660 Super in AAA titles and up to 5% in eSports. A 20% improvement in AAA titles and 10% gains in eSports are seen when compared with the GTX 1660 Ti. 

The Radeon RX 5600 XT supports the entire suite of Radeon Software features such as AMD Link, Radeon Boost, Radeon Image Sharpening, and Radeon Anti-Lag. The RX 5600 XT has an asking price of US$279. Several AIB partners including ASRock, Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, and XFX are all set to launch RX 5600 XT custom cards on January 21.

Radeon RX 5600 XT specs. (Source: AMD)
Radeon RX 5600 XT specs. (Source: AMD)
Radeon RX 5600 XT compared to RX 590. (Source: AMD)
Radeon RX 5600 XT compared to RX 590. (Source: AMD)
Radeon RX 5600 XT compared to the GTX 1060. (Source: AMD)
Radeon RX 5600 XT compared to the GTX 1060. (Source: AMD)
Radeon RX 5600 XT compared to the GTX 1660 Super OC. (Source: AMD)
Radeon RX 5600 XT compared to the GTX 1660 Super OC. (Source: AMD)
Radeon RX 5600 XT compared to the GTX 1660 Ti. (Source: AMD)
Radeon RX 5600 XT compared to the GTX 1660 Ti. (Source: AMD)
Radeon RX 5600 XT will be available from several AIB partners. (Source: AMD)
Radeon RX 5600 XT will be available from several AIB partners. (Source: AMD)
Radeon RX 5600 XT will retail for US$279. (Source: AMD)
Radeon RX 5600 XT will retail for US$279. (Source: AMD)
 
 

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AMD CES 2020 Keynote

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J. Simon Leitner and Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-01- 7 (Update: 2020-01- 7)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.