– AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT delivers amazing high-framerate esports gaming and up to 13 percent higher performance on average than the competition in today’s top AAA titles1

– Gamers receive Monster Hunter World: Iceborne™ Master Edition and three months of Xbox Game Pass for PC with purchase of an AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card2

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card, harnessing the power of the groundbreaking AMD RDNA gaming architecture, up to 8GB of memory and innovative AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition features to unlock the next level of high-performance 1080p gameplay.

The latest addition to the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 series graphics offerings announced in October, the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card is optimized to deliver high-performance 1080p AAA and esports gaming. Built on industry-leading 7nm process technology, supporting high-bandwidth PCIe® 4.0 technology and available with either 4GB or 8GB of high-speed GDDR6 memory, it provides up to 13 percent faster performance on average in today’s top AAA games than the competition1, and delivers up to 60+ frames-per-second (FPS) in select AAA games3 and up to 90+ FPS in select top esports titles4.

“Today more than 64 percent of gamers play at 1080p5, and they expect high framerates with high-fidelity graphics, low latency and fully immersive gaming experiences,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. “We designed the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card with these gamers in mind, bringing the horsepower and power efficiency of AMD RDNA graphics architecture at an accessible price so gamers everywhere can enjoy blistering framerates and crisp visuals in their favorite titles.”

Delivering incredible performance and power efficiency, the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card offers a host of exciting capabilities and AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition features to deliver incredibly fluid and immersive 1080p gaming experiences, including:

  • AMD RDNA Architecture – Built from the ground up for superior performance, scalability and power efficiency, and designed to power the future of gaming, AMD RDNA gaming architecture provides up to 1.6X higher gaming performance-per-watt than Radeon™ graphics cards based on the prior-generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture6.
  • AMD Radeon™ Anti-Lag7 AMD Radeon Anti-Lag significantly decreases input-to-display response times, including making Overwatch up to 22 percent more responsive8 and offering a competitive edge in gameplay.
  • AMD Radeon™ Boost9 – Delivers up to a 20 percent performance boost during fast-motion gaming scenarios in PUBG by dynamically reducing image resolution, increasing framerates and fluidity, and bolstering responsiveness with little to no perceptible change in image quality10.
  • AMD Radeon™ Image Sharpening (RIS)11 – Brings crispness and clarity to in-game visuals that have been softened by upscaling and post-process effects in DirectX® 9, 11, 12 and Vulkan® titles. When paired with Radeon™ GPU upscaling, RIS enables sharp visuals and fluid frame rates on high-resolution displays.
  • AMD FidelityFX – An open-source toolkit for game developers making it easier for them to add high-quality post-process effects that make games look beautiful while offering the optimal balance of visual fidelity and performance. Available on GPUOpen, FidelityFX features Contrast-Adaptive Sharpening (CAS), which draws out detail in low-contrast areas while minimizing artifacts caused by typical image sharpening routines.
  • Largest gaming display ecosystem12 – With over 900 certified monitors to choose from12, gamers can enjoy stutter-free, tear-free gameplay with AMD Radeon FreeSync13 and Radeon FreeSync™ 2 HDR technology14.
ModelCompute UnitsStream ProcessorsTFLOPSGDDR6 (GB)Game Clock15 (MHz)Boost Clock16 (MHz)Memory Interface
AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT221,408Up to 5.24GB/

8GB
1,717Up to

1,845
128-bit

AMD Radeon™ Raise the Game Bundle
The new AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card is eligible for the latest AMD Radeon™ Raise the Game bundle, offering gamers Monster Hunter World: Iceborne™ Master Edition and three months of complimentary access to Xbox Game Pass for PC with the purchase of an AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card2. Learn more here.

Pricing and Availability
AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics cards are available beginning today from board partners including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE and XFX, with an SEP starting at $169 USD.

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The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is subject to change without notice. Timelines, roadmaps, and/or product release dates  shown in this Press Release are plans only and subject to change.

1 Testing done by AMD performance labs 11/29/2019 on AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, 16GB DDR4-3200MHZ, Asus X570 Crosshair, WIN10 PRO X64 18362, AMD DRIVER 19.50, NV DRIVER 441.41. All games tested at 1080p: Battlefield 5 @ 1080p High settings, Borderlands 3 @ Medium Settings, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare @ High Settings, The Division 2 @ High Settings, Gears 5 @ High settings, Red Dead Redemption 2 @ Medium Settings, World War Z @ High settings. NV GTX 1650 Super scored 84 fps, 85 fps, 77 fps, 76 fps, 72 fps, 68 fps, and 114 fps respectively. Radeon RX 5500 XT (4GB) scored 99 fps (18% faster) , 88 fps (4% faster), 82 fps (6% faster), 84 fps (11% faster), 83 fps (15% faster), 72 fps (6% faster), and 148 fps (30% faster) respectively. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. All scores are an average of 3 runs with the same settings. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RX-412
2 18+ only. Following purchase, product must be installed on system where coupon code will be redeemed. Void where prohibited. Residency and additional limitations apply. Full offer terms at www.amdrewards.com/terms. Get 2 Games Offer: Participating retailers only for eligible purchases made January 28, 2020 through April 25, 2020 or when supply of coupon codes is exhausted. Coupon code must be redeemed by May 25, 2020. Game Pass for PC Offer:  Participating retailers only for eligible purchases made July 1, 2019 through April 25, 2020 or when supply of coupon codes is exhausted. Game Pass code must be redeemed by June 30, 2020. Limit one promotional 3-month subscription per Microsoft account over a 12-month period. Requires the Xbox (beta) app and Windows 10 (with updates).  Age restrictions and system requirements apply. Game catalog varies over time.  Learn more at www.Xbox.com/gamepass
3 Testing done by AMD performance labs 11/27/2019 on Ryzen 5 3600X, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, ASROCK X570 TAICHI, P1.70A, Win10 Pro x64 18362.175, AMD Driver 19.50. Using Assassins Creed Odyssey @ DX11 High, The Division 2 @ DX12 Ultra, and Gears 5 @ DX12 Ultra to test. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Performance may vary. RX-404
4 Testing done by AMD performance labs 11/27/2019 on Ryzen 5 3600X, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, ASROCK X570 TAICHI, P1.70A, Win10 Pro x64 18362.175, AMD Driver 19.50. Using Assassins Creed Odyssey @ DX11 High, The Division 2 @ DX12 Ultra, and Gears 5 @ DX12 Ultra to test. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Performance may vary. RX-404
5 November 2019 Steam survey reported 64.63% of gamers are playing at 1080p - https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/
6 Graphics performance claims are based on pre-production hardware tested by AMD performance labs on August 29, 2019, using TimespySystems tested: Radeon RX 5500 4GB with Ryzen 7 3800X. 16GB DDR4-3200MHz Win10 Pro x64 18362.175. AMD Driver Version 19.30-190812n Vs Radeon RX 480 8GB with  Core i7-5960X (3.0GHz)  16GB DDR4-2666 MHz  Win10 14393 AMD Driver version  16.10.1. The “Navi” chip powering RX 5500 series products provides up to 1.2X more performance, 1.6x performance per watt, and up to 1.7X performance per area compared to RX 480. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RX-382
7 Radeon™ Anti-Lag is compatible with DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 APIs, Windows 7 and 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN and newer consumer dGPUs Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. GD-157
8 Tested at AMD performance labs on Nov 14, 2019 on an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, 16GB DD4-3200MHz AMD Driver 19.50 on a Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB card. Manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Actual performance may vary. RX-409
9 Radeon™ Boost is compatible with Windows 7 and 10 in select titles only. Hardware compatibility includes RX 400 and newer consumer dGPUs, Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. For a list of compatible titles see https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/radeon-boost. GD-158
10 Tested at AMD performance labs on Nov 14, 2019 on a AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, 16GB DD4-3200MHz AMD Driver 19.50 on a Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB card. In Overwatch @ max settings, frames averaged 126fps by default.  With Radeon Boost, frame times averaged 148 fps (18% faster).  In PUBG at max settings, frame times averaged 83 fps by default.  With Radeon Boost, frame times averaged 100 fps (20% faster).    Manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Actual performance may vary. RX-40811 Radeon™ Image Sharpening is compatible with DirectX 11, 12, & Vulkan APIs and DirectX 9 for RX 5000 Series only, and Windows 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN and newer consumer dGPUs, Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. GD-156
12As of September 2019, the number of FreeSync technology enabled screens available (900+) at https://www.amd.com/en/products/freesync-monitors - Largest ecosystem when compared to publicly available listings of competing product solutions at https://www.144hzmonitors.com/list-of-g-sync-monitors/ and https://www.blurbusters.com/gsync/list-of-gsync-monitors/ which list 58 screens respectively. GD-130.
13 FreeSync requires a monitor and AMD Radeon™ graphics, both with FreeSync support. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127
14 FreeSync 2 HDR does not require HDR capable monitors; driver can set monitor in native mode when FreeSync 2 HDR supported HDR content is detected. Otherwise, HDR content requires that the system be configured with a fully HDR-ready content chain, including: graphics card, graphics driver and application. Video content must be graded in HDR and viewed with an HDR-ready player. Windowed mode content requires operating system support. GD-105
15 Game clock is the expected GPU clock when running typical gaming applications, set to typical TGP (Total Graphics Power). Actual individual game clock results may vary. GD-147
16 Boost Clock Frequency is the maximum frequency achievable on the GPU running a bursty workload. Boost clock achievability, frequency, and sustainability will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to: thermal conditions and variation in applications and workloads. GD-151

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