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New graphics card from AMD: Does the graphics card manufacturer still an ace up his sleeve?

Last updated on March 9, 2021

While Nvidia has nearly flooded us with SUPER graphics cards in recent months, AMD is keeping a lid on the market so far, leaving the market for a new 250 euro GPU almost without a fight. But that should change soon.

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Radeon RX 5600 (XT): Does AMD work on a counterpart to Nvidia’s GTX 1660 series?

Much helps a lot – this seems to be Nvidia’s current motto when it comes to graphics cards. Overall, the chip manufacturer now offers 12 different graphics cards with Turing architecture to play – the Titan RTX we have even left out in our count.

AMD, on the other hand, has been modest so far. With the RX 5700 and the RX 5700 XT , Team Rot offers true value-for-money crushers that can compete with Nvidia’s RTX 2060 and 2070 , but the company has not yet had a broad range. The RX 5500, which was launched in October and will serve as a counterbalance to Nvidia’s GTX 1650, is not yet available in the XT version.

Nevertheless, the first rumors are already circulating that AMD is already working on a new graphics card – to be exact on a RX 5600 (XT). So far, information on the mid-range graphics card is still rare sown. It is already certain that the GPU should also rely on GDDR6 memory, the memory interface is likely to settle between RX 5500 and RX 5700. Concretely, one would expect 192 bits.

It is still unclear, however, what kind of graphics chip should be used. Navi 14 would offer 1.536 shaders in full configuration, while the stronger Navi-10 chip offers a whopping 2.560. Again, it is conceivable that the number of shaders of the RX 5600 (XT) could be between the two values of the already available graphics cards.

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Radeon RX 5600 (XT): That’s how much AMD’s new graphics card could cost

If AMD is working on a RX 5600 (XT), then it can be assumed that the card will cost about 250 euros – and thus will afford a duel with Nvidia’s GTX 1660 SUPER. A quite fitting price segment for AMD. After all, you can not offer customers a real alternative in this area so far. Although AMD still has the older Polaris cards in the program, but these are in direct performance comparison of Nvidia’s GTX 1660 series suspended. And even the Vega 56 and Vega 64 still offer a very good price-performance ratio but are now getting a bit old.

What do you say to the first rumors of an RX 5600 (XT)? Do you think it’s a smart move for AMD to expand its mid-range portfolio? Or should the graphics card manufacturer in your opinion rather care about Nvidia also in the high-end sector to stand up? Write your opinion in the comments.